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BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion
Course Overview

If you are an independent and forward thinking student who wishes to bring innovation and flair to the fashion industry, this course is for you. Explore new and exciting ways of working with knitted, woven and printed textiles using traditional techniques which can be incorporated into contemporary fashion designs. You will develop personal skills and the confidence to design and create your own fabrics and garments through which to express your individuality and innovation. 

There will be 3 taster days for this course on Monday 30 Nov 2015, Monday 1 Feb and Monday 7 Mar 2016 all 1-4pm, to book on one of these call Nichole on 01256 306625 email nichole.james@bcot.ac.uk for more details look on our website.

Course Content

Course Highlights
Access to specialist workshop facilities for knit, print, weave and fashion
Study trips to Venice and Paris
Personalised learning through small group tuition
Fashion illustration

Year 1

You will explore knit, weave and print before selecting one of these areas as your main subject for further research in Year 2 & 3.
-History & Visual Culture (15 credits compulsory)
-Digital Communication within Textiles & Fashion (15 credits compulsory) 
-Fashion Knit (15 credits compulsory)
-Fashion Print (15 credits compulsory)
-Fashion Weave (15 credits compulsory)
-Fashion Marketing & Brand Identity (15 credits compulsory)
-Introduction to Pattern Cutting (15 credits compulsory)
-Live Project: Innovation and Experimentation (15 credits compulsory)

Year 2
-Global and Environmental Issues within the Fashion Industry (15 credits compulsory)
-Live Project: Professional Studio Practice (15 credits compulsory)
-Progressive Digital Communication within Textiles & Fashion (15 credits compulsory)
-Specialist Textile Development: exploration of specialist technical processes (30 credits compulsory)
-Technical Development: Application and Awareness of Technical Skills within the Fashion Industry (30 credits compulsory)
-Visual & Contextual Design Methodologies Contemporary Issues in Textiles & Fashion (15 credits compulsory

Year 3

-Critical Research Methodologies: Practice Led Textiles & Fashion Design Portfolio (30 credits compulsory)
-Professional Brief: Capsule Collection (30 credits compulsory)
-Final Major Project: Research & Design Development  (30 credits compulsory)
-Final Major Project: The Collection (30 credits compulsory)

You will apply this learning in both a practical and academic application by creating textile samples that link to upcoming fashion trends.

Study visits and visiting speakers from the industry provide valuable insights into textile trends and their influence on fashion.
Entry Requirements

In addition to the standard entry candidates must possess an appropriate portfolio of work or evidence of experience in the fashion industry.


Practical coursework is assessed through group critiques, during each year. Academic assessment is continuous and uses essays, reports and a dissertation linked to your personal research project in Year 3.

A major element of this course is our annual fashion show. A final exhibition showcasing graduating students work is held at the annual New Designers event in Islington where you will have the chance to exhibit your work in front of invited guests, potential employers and members of the public.

What does this course lead to?

Graduates may choose to develop careers in a diverse range of textile and fashion related careers which include textile designer/buyer, fashion designer, fashion stylist, retail manager, freelance designer or teacher. Graduates may also wish to further their studies through a Masters degree.

Additional Costs

Students will be required to purchase general stationery items in addition to general art consumables.

Financial Information
If you are aged 19 or over, tuition and registration fees are payable at the start of each year of study.
Staged Payment
A staged payment plan is available to help with course fees.
If you are unable to pay any of the course costs, or need financial assistance you may be eligible to receive a college bursary.
For further details on fees and financial help please contact Student Welfare on 01256 306393.