Professional and Creative Practice
This unit focuses on the development of your creative skills and redefining your professional practice. You’ll achieve this through an in-depth exploration of materials, techniques and processes. Experimentation with handcrafted design techniques, industry production methods, innovation in digital CAD and CAM applications are combined with advanced textiles printing and dyeing workshops. Live industry projects offer the opportunity to contextualise your practice.
Research and Creative Enquiry
This unit focuses on practice based research and materials and process exploration. You'll be challenged to adopt an analytical, enquiring approach to your research and to discover how this can inform and enrich your practice. This unit aims to give you the confidence to become an independent reflective practitioner.
Innovation, Development and Interpretation
This unit focuses on printed textiles experimentation with a broad range of materials, from fabrics and leather to wood, metal and plastics. You'll explore these as you address and redefine your research question. In response to your own reflections, you’ll develop a well-informed line of enquiry into a specialist topic emerging from your project proposal. Product prototyping or sampling, range planning and market research will be aligned to a market level appropriate for your work. Competition work and industry engagement opportunities continue the industry focus to stage two of the course.
Resolution and Presentation
In this unit, you’ll be challenged to create a dynamic personal design philosophy through advanced conceptual thinking, exploring constantly evolving materials, technologies and processes. You’ll consider ways to exhibit your practice and final professional portfolio through exhibition, website or competition work, showcasing diverse design solutions for a diverse range of markets, disciplines and applications. Tutorials, workshops and seminars with your peers will continue to provide you with opportunities to present, reflect and refine your work.
Fee discounts & scholarships
To support all of our current students and our recent UK and EU alumni to progress to the next level of study, we have developed a new range of fee discounts across a range of courses.
As part of this course you will have access to well-established industry connections. These include:
- Alexander McQueen
- Peter Pilotto
- Jonathan Saundrers
- The Victoria & Albert Museum in London
- Keeler Gordon.