COURSE OVERVIEW

Duration: 2 Years, Full-Time
Entry Requirements: 4 GCSEs (9-4/A*-C) UCAS Points Up to 168 (depending on grade outcome)
Campus: Middlesbrough

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 and craft industries.

The course offers you the opportunity to explore a wide range of career pathways, including textiles for:

• products
• interior accessories
• costumes
• fashion accessories & jewellery
• textiles art
• surface design & print for fashion, costume, gift wrap, wallpaper and interior fabrics
• innovative surfaces
• print and illustration
COURSE DETAILS
You will have opportunities to use traditional and non-traditional textile media, such as paper, fabrics, metal, glass and ceramics. You will explore 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. Students will have access to opportunities such as live assignments and competitions. Attending events and working with employers or creative practitioners is a key part of the course. Examples include; The Knitting and Stitching Show, UAL Origins, Barefoot Kitchen, Festival of Thrift and Bloomin’ Arts. Students also have worked on collaborations with BA (Hons) Textiles & Surface Design students at the Premier Vision trade show and Bowes Museum as well as live sustainability collaborations with charity shop distribution centres. You will also have access to live talks and workshops with industry specialists, including designers, artists and photographers. 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 & design industries. During your time with us, you will receive an exciting, broad experience and knowledge of 2D & 3D textile materials and processes in year 1, which 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. Our students progress to a range of careers such as print and textiles businesses, freelance interior design and interior styling. Students also progress to a range of higher education institutions that include Manchester Metropolitan University, Leeds Arts University, De Montfort University and the School’s Higher Education campus. Alumni • Olivia Havelock, Olivia Rose the Label • Hannah Johnson, Buyer, River Island • Faye Buller, Visual Merchandiser, IKEA • Rebecca Hayman, Interior Designer, Naru & Ross Architects • Matthew Duffy, Fashion Designer • Laura Coupland, Graphic Designer, Laura Ashley • Catherine Dickinson, Exhibition Assistant, The Bowes Museum


The Northern School of Art’s Middlesbrough campus has been given another ‘Outstanding’ rating by Ofsted. Following an intensive four-day inspection by six inspectors the School’s further education provision has retained the top rating it has held since 2009.

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ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

YEARS COURSE DURATION

A MINIMUM OF FOUR GCSES AT C/4 OR ABOVE INCLUDING MATHS AND ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3, PLUS A PORTFOLIO OF WORK. (IF YOU HAVE MATHS/ENGLISH AT GRADE D/3 YOU WOULD BE REQUIRED TO WORK TOWARDS THESE QUALIFICATIONS ALONGSIDE YOUR COURSE)

MAXIMUM UCAS POINTS SCORE FOR FINAL GRADES

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