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Fashion and Textiles

University of West London

  • September, 2020 Start Date

  • 4 years Duration

  • Full Time Study Mode

  • £9250.00 Course Fee

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Course Description

Take a fashion design course at UWL to learn the skills that will help you pursue a career in the fashion and textile industry.

The course covers a broad range of areas, from fashion illustration and textile design to pattern cutting and sewing. Study fashion and textiles with us to develop your own design voice as well as the technical expertise and knowledge, to enable you to compete globally within print, knit and fashion. 

We’re here to make you career-ready, and you will benefit from our strong links to the fashion industry to help you achieve that.

There’s also a chance to showcase your work at the prestigious Graduate Fashion Week. See the highlights video from our 2018 graduate fashion show.

The foundation year course is designed to equip you with the skills and knowledge you need to continue onto your Honours degree. You will study a range of subjects that will underpin your future study and also gain valuable experience of university life, with full access to campus facilities. Successful completion of the year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course.

Take a fashion design course at UWL to learn the skills that will help you pursue a career in the fashion and textile industry. The course covers a broad range of areas, from fashion illustration and textile design to pattern cutting and sewing. Study fashion and textiles with us to develop your own design voice as well as the technical expertise and knowledge, to enable you to...

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Course Content

You will be guided by our inspiring fashion and textiles team, who are all active in the industry. 

We help you build confidence in your designs as well as your presentation skills, preparing you for a future in fashion and textiles. You’ll also be given an insight into how the fashion world functions commercially and the professional qualities required to survive in this competitive sector.

We teach through hands-on workshops, tutorials and lectures. You will develop technical skills including:

  • screen and digital printing
  • domestic and industrial knit/sewing machine skills
  • pattern cutting
  • fashion and textile design 
  • fashion illustration
  • fashion video production
  • designing for a market.

You will have access to a range of specialist equipment and facilities, including:

  • digital computer-aided design packages
  • digital fabric printing
  • 3D printing
  • laser-cutting technologies
  • industry-standard sewing and knitting machines
  • fabric dyeing
  • screen printing
  • heatpress facilities.

From the start, you will experiment in all aspects of fashion and textile design. At the end of your first year, you will choose a direction for the rest of your course: fashion print or fashion knit.

To help develop your creative voice, you will work on personal design briefs as well as designing for market. Competitions, educational visits, guest lectures and design projects will bring what you study to life. 

In addition, we will support you in finding a work placement that provides experience, insight and understanding of your future career. Past students have interned at Roland Mouret, Proenza Schouler and TRAID.

Foundation year

There are many reasons for joining a foundation year course; you may not have the exact subjects or grades at A level to meet the entry requirements, you may have been living abroad or want to change direction with your career. Whatever your starting point, the foundation year offers a firm grounding in the skills and knowledge that you will need to get the most from your studies and thrive at University. Successful completion of the foundation year allows you to progress straight onto Level 4 of this course.

You will be guided by our inspiring fashion and textiles team, who are all active in the industry.  We help you build confidence in your designs as well as your presentation skills, preparing you for a future in fashion and textiles. You’ll also be given an insight into how the fashion world functions commercially and the professional qualities required to survive in this...

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Available Dates

Location Start Date Price  

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West London Campus

Full Time, 4 years

September, 2020

£9250.00

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Entry Requirements

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications

These can include:

  • A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above
  • BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass
  • Access to HE Diploma

You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2 equivalents.

Mature applicants (aged 21+): If you do not hold the qualifications listed but have relevant work experience, you are welcome to apply. Your application will be considered on an individual basis.

We take pride in our inclusiveness and the diversity of our student population. We have a vibrant mature student community and look forward to welcoming you.

72UCAS points requiredfrom level 3 qualifications These can include: A Levels at grades B and C (if you have two A levels) or grades D, D and D (if you have three), or above BTEC Extended Diploma with Merit, Merit, Pass Access to HE Diploma You also need GCSE English and Maths (grade 9 – 4 / A* - C) or Level 2...

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Student Satisfaction

Source: NSS

Overall student satisfaction
70%
of students were satisfied overall
The teaching on my course
83% of students strongly agree that staff are good explaining things
74% of students strongly agree that staff have made the subject interesting
70% of students strongly agree that the course is intellectually stimulating
91% of students strongly agree that the course has challenged them to achieve their best work
Learning opportunities
83% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to explore ideas or concepts in depth
78% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to bring information and ideas together from different topics
74% of students strongly agree that the course has provided them with opportunities to apply what they have learnt
Assessment and feedback
65% of students strongly agree that the criteria used in marking have been clear in advance
70% of students strongly agree that the marking and assessment has been fair
70% of students strongly agree that the teedback on their work has been timely
74% of students strongly agree that they have received helpful comments on my work
Academic support
83% of students strongly agree that they have been able to contact staff when they needed to
70% of students strongly agree that they have received sufficient advice and guidance in relation to their course
70% of students strongly agree that good advice was available when they needed to make study choices on their course
Organisation and management
61% of students strongly agree that the course is well organised and running smoothly
70% of students strongly agree that the timetable works efficiently for them
74% of students strongly agree that any changes in the course or teaching have been communicated effectively
Learning resources
73% of students strongly agree that the IT resources and facilities provided have supported their learning well
82% of students strongly agree that the library resources (e.g. books, online services and learning spaces) have supported their learning well
78% of students strongly agree that they have been able to 3ess course-specific resources (e.g. equipment, facilities, software, collections) when they needed to
Learning community
74% of students strongly agree that they feel part of a community of staff and students
87% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to work with other students as part of their course
Student voice
83% of students strongly agree that they have had the right opportunities to provide feedback on their course
70% of students strongly agree that staff value students’ views and opinions about the course
70% of students strongly agree that it is clear how students’ feedback on the course has been acted on
68% of students strongly agree that the students’ union (association or guild) effectively represents students’ academic interests

University TEF Outcome

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Statistics

Source: hesa.ac.uk

  • UCAS Points64

  • Employment Rate80%

  • Average Graduate Salary£18000

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