Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C) UCAS Points Up to 168 (depending on grade outcome)
The Textiles & Surface Design course is designed for you if you have creative flair and talent, a passion and interest in all areas of exploratory textiles, and are unsure of how to develop it further into a career in the wide range of creative textile & craft industries.
• interior accessories
• fashion accessories & jewellery
• textiles art
• surface design & print for fashion, costume, gift wrap wallpaper & interior fabrics
• innovative surfaces
• print & illustration
You will have opportunities to use traditional & non- traditional textile media, such as paper, fabrics, metal, glass & ceramics. Develop a variety of drawing and printing techniques, digital and surface embellishment, to enhance design ideas for areas such as interior and fashion accessories, and handmade bespoke work. You will learn how to generate, develop and create contemporary ideas in response to challenging briefs and live assignments. You will gain invaluable knowledge and skills in how to become textile makers and/or surface designers through exploration, in specialist studios and workshops, experiencing and combining a wide range of mixed media textile techniques, materials and equipment used within the art and design industries. During your two years with us, you will receive an exciting broad experience and knowledge of 2D & 3D textile materials & processes in year 1, this then becomes individually and independently focused throughout year 2, and is designed to enhance and develop your chosen area of textiles and career specialism, within the textile design and art and craft industries.
TILLY JONES What do you enjoy most about your course? I love that you can experiment with lots of different media. What’s your favourite thing about The Northern School of Art? The staff here are great and really supportive. What are your next steps? I want to go to the HE campus at Hartlepool to study BA (Hons) Costume Interpretation with Design. What's surprised you about your time here? I didn’t know how much variety there would be. There’s a big of range of things we can explore and go into!