Undergraduate study2017

BA (Hons)

Textiles: Innovation and Design

School of the Arts, English and Drama

Year of entry: 2017

This course offers you an outstanding, commercially relevant and innovative insight into the field of contemporary Textiles, and provides the opportunity to develop your skills through one of the 3 specialised pathways - Weave, Print or Multi-Media Textiles, all of which are supported by excellent facilities, and technical expertise.

  • Additional Award
  • Study Abroad
  • Placement Year

BA (Hons)

Textiles: Innovation and Design

School of the Arts, English and Drama

Year of entry: 2017

This course offers you an outstanding, commercially relevant and innovative insight into the field of contemporary Textiles, and provides the opportunity to develop your skills through one of the 3 specialised pathways - Weave, Print or Multi-Media Textiles, all of which are supported by excellent facilities, and technical expertise.

Course details

Why Choose Us?

  • Ranked 2nd  for Fashion and Textiles (The Guardian University Guide 2016)
  • Ranked 2nd for Art and Design (The Times Good University Guide 2016)
  • 1st Rate Facilities
  • Vibrant Research Community

This course enables students to gain high level practical skills in drawing, design and making, through specialist pathways in printed, woven and multi-media textiles. The course combines traditional and hand processes with cutting-edge digital technologies, and has extensive links with industry.

Excellent studio space is available to, and well used by all students on the course, creating a dynamic working environment, supported by exceptional facilities and specialist technical expertise that enables students to experience a wide range of opportunities in both traditional and hand processes through to the application of newer digital technologies.

Study options
QualificationLengthUCAS code
BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich J420
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time WJ24
Selection

The School welcomes applicants with traditional and non-traditional qualifications.

It is preferred that applicants will have completed a Foundation Diploma or similar, in order to produce a portfolio on which, in conjunction with an interview, selection is largely based. However, this is no longer mandatory and consideration will be given to applicants applying from A-Level study.

Graduate destinations

Recent graduates are presently employed as designers and buyers in major national and international Fashion and Interior companies, as stylists for Fashion and Interior magazines, and a whole range of other Textiles and Textiles related employment, whilst others are self-employed as freelance designers and textile artists.

Recent graduate destinations include:

  • Abercrombie & Fitch US – textile design, menswear
  • Next – fabric sourcing, print design for womenswear
  • Liberty – textile design
  • Osborne & Little - print and weave design
  • Monsoon/Accessorize - trends and forecasting
  • Warehouse – textile design
  • TV – researcher
  • Burberry – assistant archivist
  • H&M - print design
  • Matthew Williamson – head of embroidery design

Course structure

Year 1

Compulsory modules

  • Drawing: Discourses and Debates
  • Introduction to Modern and Contemporary Art and Design
  • Visual Research for Textiles
  • Design Development for Textiles
  • Textiles Process and Exploration
Year 2

Compulsory modules

  • Materials, Processes and Conceptual Application
  • Sampling and Textile Manufacture
  • Professional and Business Practice

Optional modules

  • Textile Futures
  • Fashion Theory
  • Art, Activism and Society
  • Urban Visual Culture
  • Wearable Words, Artefacts and New Technologies
  • Arts Management
  • African American Culture
  • Women's Writing of the 17th Century
  • American Nightmare
  • Elephants and Engines: an introduction to creative writing
  • Introduction to Multimodality
  • Children's Reading
  • Puppetry
  • Playwriting and Dramaturgy
  • Modern and Contemporary British Theatre
Optional placement / study year

Optional professional placement(s) and/or overseas study.

Final year

Compulsory modules

  • Art and Design Dissertation
  • Consolidating Interests
  • 3D Design Major Project

Entry requirements

Choose a study option below for details of the entry requirements.

UCAS code: J420 BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

A-Level
A typical offer for applicants without a pre-degree course is ABB from 3 A-Levels. Interviews are not guaranteed for applicants whose predicted grades fall significantly short of this minimum requirement.
SQA AH
IB
Other
Applicants with a BTEC Foundation Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma or similar will be considered
Additional

UCAS code: WJ24 BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

A-Level
A typical offer for applicants without a pre-degree course is ABB from 3 A-Levels. Interviews are not guaranteed for applicants whose predicted grades fall significantly short of this minimum requirement.
SQA AH
IB
Other
Applicants with a BTEC Foundation Diploma/BTEC Extended Diploma or similar will be considered
Additional

The entry requirements for each course should be read alongside the University’s general entrance requirements, which give further details on acceptable subjects, alternative qualifications and minimum English language requirements.

SQA AHScottish Qualifications Authority Advanced Highers IBInternational Baccalaureate Diploma DPSDiploma in Professional Studies DISDiploma in Industrial Studies DIntSDiploma in International Studies

Fees and Finance

Course fees 2017-18

Student category

Yearly full-time fee

UK/EU Students £9,250
International Students (Band A course) £16,000

The cost of materials, which are necessary to develop an understanding of the technical workshops, will be covered by the School of the Arts, English and Drama. Any further costs incurred as part of project preparation and submissions are to be covered by students, and will vary depending on creative decisions, choice of materials and production techniques. Students will not gain any marking advantage merely through the costly development of work.

All Part C art students are given £100 by the School towards their final project.

Placement year fees for 2019/20 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2018/19 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

 

Loughborough University financial support 2016-17

Financial support for 2017-18 will be published here as soon as it is available. The current support we offer is listed below to give an indication of what may be available. 

SupportWhat is it?How much?More information
Loughborough Scholarship Programme* Cash bursaries. Additional support is available for those taking a foundation year or extended undergraduate Masters degree, as well as for mature students. Up to £6,000 over three years See below for more information or visit our website
Development Trust Scholarships Cash bursaries funded through donations from alumni and friends of the University for students from areas of low HE participation within the UK. £9,000 over three years Website
Sports Scholarships To help talented student athletes succeed in both sporting and academic development. The level of support varies by sport and performance level. Applicants need to be competing to at least junior international level. Between £500 and £3,500 per year Website 
Email
01509 226108
 Music Tuition and Scholarship Subsidised music lessons for students who show musical ability. Scholarship offered to exceptional musicians. £55 for 20 lessons £500 scholarship Website
Care Leaver’s Bursary Additional cash bursary (£1,500) and tuition fee waiver (£3,000) for those students who are care leavers. £4,500 support per year Website

* Not available to students from Wales, the Channel Islands and the Isle of Man

Placements

Placements and study abroad

This is a full-time 3-year course, however students may extend to 4 years by either taking up the option of an industrial training placement or overseas university placement.

Successful completion can lead to the additional award of the Diploma in Professional Studies or the Diploma in International Studies.

Department / School Key Information Sets

BA (Hons) DPS/DIntS 4 years full-time sandwich

UCAS code: J420

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: WJ24

Our students

Kabwe K

“I really enjoy the freedom and flexibility of our course. Tutors encourage you to explore whatever brief or production method you believe is viable.”

Naomi I

“I was attracted to Loughborough because of the great facilities and I found the standard of work students produced was amazing. It was inspiring and innovative and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Reece P

“The support given to you in Fine Art is second to none. Throughout my time I have been able to create ambitious projects with the help of the technical tutors in the department.”

Valentina T

“The University is very innovative and open minded and there are a lot of facilities on campus where I can learn and practice. Loughborough has helped me to push my artistic and designer boundaries.”

Aaron P

“Nobody does the social, personal and academic experience together like Loughborough and I can’t imagine being a student at any other university.”

Fiona M

“I enjoy the practical opportunities that we are given on a day-to-day basis alongside the potential to try something new.”

Beatriz S

“Being an international student, I wanted a place that could offer me all the support I needed whilst living so far from my family and Loughborough does that.”

Catherine M

“What set Loughborough apart from other universities I visited was the clear sense of ‘hall spirit’ and the close yet expansive bonds people seemed to have with each other.”

Charlotte M

“The thrill of having H&M come into the University to review, critique and select possible internship candidates was exciting…”

Christopher L

“You make friends with people from many different backgrounds and learn about places you’ve never even heard of.”

Emma G

“My placement year was spent working for five different companies in three different countries, it was the most beneficial year of my life and I would highly recommend it.”

Hannah K

“Studying at Loughborough has given me the opportunity to meet a variety of diverse, interesting people.”

Helen W

“Every tutorial I take part in is an inspiration – coming to Loughborough is the best decision I have ever made.”

Kelly L

“You can take part in so many sports, charity events, music performances and much more – the Union and student life at Loughborough is amazing.”

Laura H

“I have been inspired by the successes of past students and will be extremely proud to say I have studied at Loughborough University.”

Lily S

“Over the past two years I have established myself as a skilled individual, both technically and personally. Loughborough respects students for who they are and what they want to achieve.”

Rachel H

“I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to be at any other university – not even if you paid for my tuition!”

Sarah J

“You aren’t thrown in at the deep end; you have a personal tutor, a peer mentor and academic guidance classes to help you adjust to university so you are never on your own.”

Kabwe K

“I really enjoy the freedom and flexibility of our course. Tutors encourage you to explore whatever brief or production method you believe is viable.”

Naomi I

“I was attracted to Loughborough because of the great facilities and I found the standard of work students produced was amazing. It was inspiring and innovative and I wanted to be a part of that.”

Reece P

“The support given to you in Fine Art is second to none. Throughout my time I have been able to create ambitious projects with the help of the technical tutors in the department.”

Valentina T

“The University is very innovative and open minded and there are a lot of facilities on campus where I can learn and practice. Loughborough has helped me to push my artistic and designer boundaries.”

Aaron P

“Nobody does the social, personal and academic experience together like Loughborough and I can’t imagine being a student at any other university.”

Fiona M

“I enjoy the practical opportunities that we are given on a day-to-day basis alongside the potential to try something new.”

Beatriz S

“Being an international student, I wanted a place that could offer me all the support I needed whilst living so far from my family and Loughborough does that.”

Catherine M

“What set Loughborough apart from other universities I visited was the clear sense of ‘hall spirit’ and the close yet expansive bonds people seemed to have with each other.”

Charlotte M

“The thrill of having H&M come into the University to review, critique and select possible internship candidates was exciting…”

Christopher L

“You make friends with people from many different backgrounds and learn about places you’ve never even heard of.”

Emma G

“My placement year was spent working for five different companies in three different countries, it was the most beneficial year of my life and I would highly recommend it.”

Hannah K

“Studying at Loughborough has given me the opportunity to meet a variety of diverse, interesting people.”

Helen W

“Every tutorial I take part in is an inspiration – coming to Loughborough is the best decision I have ever made.”

Kelly L

“You can take part in so many sports, charity events, music performances and much more – the Union and student life at Loughborough is amazing.”

Laura H

“I have been inspired by the successes of past students and will be extremely proud to say I have studied at Loughborough University.”

Lily S

“Over the past two years I have established myself as a skilled individual, both technically and personally. Loughborough respects students for who they are and what they want to achieve.”

Rachel H

“I can honestly say that I wouldn’t want to be at any other university – not even if you paid for my tuition!”

Sarah J

“You aren’t thrown in at the deep end; you have a personal tutor, a peer mentor and academic guidance classes to help you adjust to university so you are never on your own.”