Make the most of these extraordinary times and gain a nationally-recognised qualification. A short online course is a significant first step to improving your skills and achieving your career goals.
UCAS Course code: W231
This is a creative and broad-based textile and surface design degree that aims to nurture the creative, innovative and autonomous designers of the future and equip them with the skills required for employment, freelance work in the industry, or further study at postgraduate level. Key features
- Personal and artistic development
- Traditional and digital print facilities and sewing workshop
- Open access to campus-wide facilities including laser cutter, 3D craft workshop, pattern cutting tables and photo studios
- Technical support and regular tutorials
- a relevant A-Level or Level 3 Extended Diploma
- related academic or work experience
- the quality of the personal statement
You will also be required to provide a portfolio and interview for this course.
- Freelance or studio designer (fashion/interiors/accessories)
- Independent designer/maker
- Trend forecaster
- Buying & merchandising
- Teacher training
- Postgraduate study
In keeping with the evolving nature of the creative industries, many have flexible creative careers being involved in styling, art work, design commissions, exhibitions, illustration, buying, trend forecasting etc. Past students have gone on to MA study, eg at the Royal College of Art and at the University of Brighton. Some have set up their own businesses, some work as freelance designers for couture and high street brands, some work for furnishing textile companies and others work in education.
- practical and creative studio-based workshops
- small group study
- self-directed study
- study trips
- presentations (of practical work)
- research proposal
- written assignments
*FREE* Online short courses
The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.
How to apply
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HOW THE APPLICATION PROCESS WORKS
Set Up Your Account
You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.
Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.
Application Review Meeting
Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.
Accept Your Place
Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.
Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.