Undergraduate study

Undergraduate

Textiles: Innovation and Design

Arts, English and Drama

Award Course length Course code Typical offer Start date
BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS 4 years full-time sandwich J420 ABB 1 October 2018
BA (Hons) 3 years full-time WJ24 ABB 1 October 2018

Top 5

for Art and Design

The Times Good University Guide 2017, The Complete University Guide 2017

91%

2015 graduates in work or further study

six months after graduating

Textiles: Innovation and Design course overview

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 4 specialist pathways – Multi-Media Textiles, Weave, Print or Integrated Digital Practice, all of which are supported by excellent facilities, and technical expertise.

This course enables students to gain high level practical skills in drawing, design and making, through specialist pathways in Print, Weave, Multi-Media or Digital Practice. The course combines traditional and hand processes with digital technologies, and has extensive links with industry.

Jodie: Textiles: Innovation and Design at Loughborough University

Loughborough University student Jodie Pearson talks about taking inspiration from nature and why she enjoys using a loom.

Facilities

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.

Modules


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

  • Textiles Research Report
  • Textiles: Innovation and Interaction
  • Final Project Textiles Studio Practice

Please note: optional modules are subject to availability and timetable permitting.


The information above reflects the currently intended course structure and module details. Updates may be made on an annual basis and revised details will be published through Programme Specifications ahead of each academic year.

J420 Textiles: Innovation and Design - BA (Hons) DIntS / DPS

A-Level
A typical offer for applicants without a foundation course is ABB from 3 A levels
IB
34 (6,5,5 HL)
BTEC
Applicants with a BTEC Foundation Diploma/BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered

WJ24 Textiles: Innovation and Design - BA (Hons)

A-Level
A typical offer for applicants without a foundation course is ABB from 3 A levels
IB
34 (6,5,5 HL)
BTEC
Applicants with a BTEC Foundation Diploma/BTEC National Extended Diploma (or similar) will be considered

Selection

Applicants are selected on the basis of their UCAS application, and also a portfolio submission and interview in order to assess academic potential beyond that provided as part of the application. An interview also gives applicants the opportunity to visit the department, meet staff and students, see facilities and get an insight into what it is like to be a student at Loughborough.

Preferred subjects

We welcome applications from prospective students completing foundation courses, and also those applying directly from A Level (or equivalent) study.

Course fees 2017/18

UK/EU fee: £9,250   |   International fee: £16,000

Placement year fees for 2020/21 are still to be confirmed. As an indication, for 2017/18 the current placement fees are set at 20% of the yearly full-time fee for UK/EU students and £3,000 for international students.

Additional costs for course

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.

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 have included:

  • 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

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.

Student Testimonials: Placements at Loughborough University

This is a short video of students who have been out on a placement sharing their experience and advice.

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Department / School Key Information Sets

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

UCAS code: J420

BA (Hons) 3 years full-time

UCAS code: WJ24