Whether you’re hoping to go into the fashion industry or work in interiors, our Textile Practice (Textile Design) BA/BSc(Hons) course gives you the opportunity to experiment with a breadth of materials. From creating new and innovative fabric designs to thinking about the textiles all around us, you’ll be able to develop your aesthetic, commercial and professional awareness. Yarns, fibres, materials, this course aims to get you thinking about textiles, techniques and processes, and thinking creatively about the possibilities that textiles open up. We’ll look at digital design, knitting, weaving, embroidery/stitching and printing/dying. You’ll have the opportunity to try out each technique, and understand how you can develop your practical approaches for the fashion and interior industries. We’ll look at current and predicted global trends in fashion and interiors, and you might well have the chance to explore new technologies alongside the more traditional approaches. And, if possible, we’ll get you working in projects with the wider community and industry sponsors. You could even enter prestigious design competitions. And we’ll give you the opportunity to go on field trips to trade shows and exhibitions so you can put everything in a cultural context. While you get a feel for the practical side of things we’ll aim to develop some key skills that will be useful for lots of careers. Like your creative, professional, intellectual and personal skills, all of which could help you become a contemporary textile practitioner, designer maker or commercial designer. Sustainability and design ethics are an important part of the course, both in theory and practice, and we'll give you the chance to learn how you can use your creativity to develop solutions to real-world problems. The course is accredited by the Textile Institute, a worldwide organisation for textiles, clothing and footwear. At the end of your studies, you will have had every chance to develop your knowledge of materials and techniques, as well as your commercial awareness, professional practice, product innovation, sustainable futures and supporting theories. We believe in keeping your options open as you study too. Textile Practice (Textile Design) BA/BSc(Hons) is part of a suite of three courses that includes Textile Practice (Textile Crafts and Art) BA/BSc(Hons) and Textile Practice (Surface Design) BA/BSc(Hons). Once you’ve enrolled on one of the courses, you’re free to switch to another during the final year (with the agreement of your tutors) if your interests change. You only have to apply for one course within the suite we offer.