Designers and design managers have crucial roles to play in providing the market place with the right designs at the right time and price. Awareness of technical, commercial, marketing and fashion aspects of the industry is essential. The course aims to develop creativity, self-reliance and motivation and is ideal for those who want a mix of arts and science subjects.
This programme has a strong emphasis on developing the multi-disciplinary skills that are necessary in today's competitive marketplace. You learn to transfer your creative ideas successfully into fabrics, using our extensive range of industrial equipment.
Studio-based design projects, fabric production lectures and labs form the core of the first two years. You will learn about the fundamental textile processes of fibre-to-yarn and yarn-to-fabric conversion as well as design management, design processes and Computer Aided Design.
The programme prepares you for a variety of careers. Graduates go into both the manufacturing and retail sectors of the textile and clothing industry as designers, design managers, selectors, buyers, stylists and producers. Companies that have recently employed our graduates include Gap, Next, Paul Smith, John Lewis, Matalan, and Bhs.