The Textile Design (Hons) at De Montfort University covers an extensive programme of study, which instills relevant knowledge, understanding and skills required to become a practicing designer in a global market. The curriculum responds to a diverse range of employment opportunities and the need to be relevant in a varied and changing industry.
All students share the first year where you will develop your drawing and design skills, alongside enabling you to learn how to develop concepts and understand the context in which you design. You have the opportunity to experience all four specialist areas of print, weave, knit and Mixed media. In these you will use the associated equipment and technologies on offer which will enable you to make an informed decision about the pathway you will choose for your second and third year.
In year two, you will explore concept development, specialist technical knowledge, analyse and evaluate a wide range of information, develop design collections for both fashion and interiors and work with live briefs from both fashion and interior industry, demonstrating the ability to generate innovation and design outcomes within your specialism.
The final year encourages you to discover your own personal design identity.
Opportunities include freelance designer/maker, designer for industry, buying and production, gallery exhibitions, private and public commission work, demonstrators, art therapy, gallery and retail opportunities and teaching.
Graduates work for companies such as Hallmark, George, Lucy Woodhouse Studio, Gilbey and Cheyne, Tiger Print, Osborne & Little, H&M and Warner Fabrics.
You can apply until:
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You can choose to do this programme part-time or full-time.Full-time
Not available for International.
You need the following IELTS score:
Minimum required score:
The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.Schedule IELTS
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
Check the programme website for information about funding options.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
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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