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BA (Hons)Fashion and Textile Design

University of Southampton
United Kingdom, Southampton
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Overview

Fashion and Textile Design offers exciting opportunities in fashion design, knitwear for fashion, woven textiles and printed textiles.

Programme structure

In Year 1 you will have the opportunity to experiment with ideas and ways of working that underpin Fashion and Textile Design. At the end of Semester One in Year 1, informed by this experience, you will be asked to select the specialist pathway you will focus on.

Pathways

Fashion design

Fashion Design will allow you to test and explore your interest through studio-based activities and workshops in our specialist sample rooms. Our projects will challenge your thinking and enhance your understanding of this continuously-evolving area. You will learn flat-pattern cutting and draping, as well drawing and illustrations. You will also develop a portfolio of your work that will demonstrate your strengths and understanding of this dynamic subject.

Knitwear for fashion

Knitwear for Fashion will give you specialist teaching supported by state-of-the-art equipment and dedicated studios that are fully-equipped with single and double bed knitting machines, linkers and computerised Shima Seiki knit machines across three gauges. You will be able to explore your ideas, develop the technical skills needed to be a knitwear designer, and build a portfolio of your designs demonstrating your creative abilities and commercial understanding of the industry.

Printed textiles

Printed Textiles will enable you to explore your ideas across a variety of techniques and formats including dyeing, screen-printing by hand, CAD for textile design, and digital printers for fabric or paper. You will be encouraged to look at textiles for interiors and fashion applications, foiling, flocking, discharge printing and devoré.

Woven textiles

Woven Textiles encourages you to critically explore weave through a combination of new technologies and hand processes. You will gain skills working with hand looms, computerised looms and get access to our state-of-the-art jacquard loom. You can also master the complexities of weave through technical workshops and demonstrations covering yarn technology through to jacquard design. You can take part in industry-linked projects in fashion, interiors and architecture as well as gain the skills needed to identify and anticipate emerging trends.

Career opportunities

Strong links within this industry ensures the university is up-to-date with current industry needs. Students develop a strong understanding of what is expected from employers in this area of work.

Career areas in the Fashion and Textiles industry include: Design, Creative Direction, Buying, Styling, Trend Prediction, Visual Merchandising and Journalism. Fashion and Textile Design Studies would suit anyone wishing to develop opportunities within these areas, either on their own or within an organisation.

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States

Apply now! Fall semester 2021/22
This intake is not applicable

We are currently NOT ACCEPTING applications from NON-EU countries, except Georgia and Serbia.

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States