Summary: Textile designers have a fascination for material, fabric, pattern and colour. Textile design at Teesside University will immerse you in pattern making and design for fashion, furnishings, interiors, accessories and other decorative products including new innovative technologies such as interactive and intelligent fabrics. Course details: You exploit long-established synergies within design at Teesside utilising expertise in product development, decorative arts and graphic image making. You approach projects creatively embedding core skills, critical reflection and evaluation, and professional self-awareness in a broad and dynamic learning experience. This programme encourages independent learning in a professional, creative manner.Through designing, making and evaluating textiles across the fields of fashion, interiors, surface decoration and many other decorative arts, you develop practical skills, creative judgement and professional confidence. On this degree course your personal studio work offers the chance for experimentation, building your self-reliance and enthusiasm for the expanding field of textile design. Key modules and themes include: visual studies, pattern making and design processes, colour theory for textiles, print skills, fabric construction skills (knit and constructed textiles), CAD for textiles, cultural and contextual studies PDP – studio visits, entrepreneurship, high-profile visiting speakers, live projects, mentoring and facilitation from industry specialists and practitioners. After the course: Professional connections to industry include international London fashion PR agencies, international fashion media, publishing, on-schedule designers, high street design studios, fashion business agencies and key advocates of the industry. The starting salary for a textile designer is between £15,000 and £20,000 a year. More experienced designers could earn around £28,000 a year. A senior designer or design director may earn in excess of £40,000 a year. The salary of a freelance designer will depend on their workload and the market level they design for. Graduates have a wide range of employability opportunities ranging from freelance designers working with international studios and agents to studio designers within production capacity including fashion, furnishing textiles, floor coverings, surface pattern for interiors and wall coverings, illustration, greetings cards, freelance artists, trends, forecasting, design consultancy.