The BA in Textiles (Hons) programme at University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) challenges you to look at textile craft in a new way. Students apply creative thinking to the development of new and innovative 2D and 3D textiles. We teach many traditional techniques, including felt, print, dye, knit and stitch but encourage you to interpret them, using unexpected technologies, new technologies and materials.You will also learn digital skills to enable you to access a range of new technology including digital textile print, digital embroidery, laser cutting, etc.
On this course you will enjoy 'hands on' manipulation of surfaces, materials and form. Initially you will be expected to play with ideas and materials; experiment with image, pattern, texture, colour and structure. Over the three years, you will develop your skills as a designer and maker. You will evolve a design identity that is unique and original, enabling you to work successfully in contemporary professional practice as a textile artist or for industry.
As well as learning from tutors with many years’ experience in industry, you’ll benefit from the experience and wisdom of visiting makers, consultants and designers. We’ve got well-established links with the creative industries and run live project briefs assessed by leading lights in textiles and home wares. Links include Typhoon, Tigerprint, Standfast and Barracks.
UCLan has received a special mention in the English Regions Skills Review 2015 for its investigative work in bridging the gap between education and the workplace. According to the Report:
The bond between education and the industry is far stronger in the regions. The links between the industry and colleges and universities are well forged and productive. Both sides are keen to work together . . . The University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) is investigating a Spark finishing school to concentrate on specific skills gaps identified by this research (and others) around production management (among others).
Our extremely close relationships with over 150 global fashion brands means we are able to help students secure placement opportunities at companies like Levis, Burberry, Coast, Reebok, Oasis and M&S.
It could also see you earning a living in printmaking, illustration, retail buying, teaching and museum conservation. It places a strong emphasis on employability and you’ll be encouraged to find work experience opportunities to boost your portfolio. You’ll enjoy opportunities to prepare for a career on an international stage - either by studying abroad or on an international study visit. With our state of the art facilities you will have access to computers, textile and other workshops to help bring your visions to reality.
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
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Together with the ISIC Association and British Council IELTS, Studyportals offers you the chance to receive up to £10000 to expand your horizon and study abroad. We want to ultimately encourage you to study abroad in order to experience and explore new countries, cultures and languages.
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