Textiles: Innovation and Design BA 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 â Multi-Media Textiles, Weave, Print or Integrated Digital Practice, all of which are supported by excellent facilities, and technical expertise.
Textiles: Innovation and Design BA enables you to gain high level practical skills in design for Textiles, and offers you the opportunity to develop specialised skills in your second and third years through specialist pathways in Print, Weave, Multi-Media or Digital Practice. The course combines traditional and hand processes with digital technologies, and develops strong skills in drawing and making. The Textiles course has developed extensive links with industry, encompassing fashion, interiors, surface design and digital applications.
Our students are encouraged to gain recognition and experience by entering industry renowned competitions. In addition, in recent years we have worked directly with H&M, Ted Baker, Romo Interior Textiles and Cotton USA on industry-set briefs, offering our students relevant commercial experience.
Individual studio spaces are provided for second and third year students, creating a dynamic working environment. First year students work in dedicated multi-purpose studio spaces to reflect the breadth and variety of learning opportunities offered. This is supported by exceptional facilities and specialist technical expertise that enables you to experience a wide range of opportunities in both traditional and hand processes through to the application of newer digital technologies.
We encourage you to make independent visits to galleries, exhibitions and museums and archives for project research. Loughborough is ideally located to visit exhibitions throughout the UK, with London being only 1 hour 20 mins on the train, and is in close proximity to East Midlands airport.
For a full list of areas studied, see the 'What You'll Study' section of the course page on our website.
Textiles: Design and Innovation modules are assessed through coursework, using a range of methods to encourage students to develop a broadly relevant set of skills and competencies for use in industrial practice or further study.
Methods include: practical projects, industrial and self-generated project work, technical knowledge and training, development drawing, visual research skills, essays/reflective work, seminar participation, visual and verbal presentations, contextual research projects, workbook/log books, technical files, an industrial placement report and research report.
Exposure to a range of visual and contextual methods of communication builds effective and professional skill sets for maximum employability.
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