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Creative Fashion and Textiles (Top-Up) BA (Hons)



What will I learn?

Top up your existing Foundation degree to achieve a Bachelors degree in Creative Fashion and Textiles.Today's fashion and textile designers are constantly exploring new materials and traditional crafts, incorporating these together and reinventing what fashion and textiles can be. This course offers the opportunity to explore ethical practices in fashion and innovative processes in the creation of new sustainable materials, product and methods.You will decide which practical methods you wish to pursue and enhance; using previous knowledge to build a strong portfolio of work taking you in to industry. You will refine the disciplines of fashion and/or textile design along with craftsmanship by designing your own collection of garments, accessories or fabrics. Translate and experiment your 2D and 3D designs, building upon previous skills and honing these to an independent level. Explore innovative and creative workshops in our studios to develop your practice. Tailor this year to suit your creative strengths and build a portfolio targeted to the industry career you wish to pursue. You will develop a unique identity that suits your ambitions. Modules may include:• Visual Culture in Practice• Inspiration and Experimentation• Resolution.Professional practice is key to this year, with guest lecturers and industry experts offering feedback towards your final module. You will present to an industry panel and showcase your final module professionally to an industry-led audience. Research is an in-depth enquiry at this level, along with developing your work within a wider industry-standard context. In addition to our annual summer show, we support students to develop entrepreneurial and teamwork skills through fundraising to present design work at high profile national and international events such as New Designers. Visits to trade shows such as Textile Forum London and Premier Vision in Paris have taken learning out of the studio.**Progression Opportunities**Our students go on to work in industry, develop enterprise opportunities or explore further research at postgraduate level. Whatever you want to do, our team of subject experts will support you with your next steps.Many of our graduates go on to successful careers with high profile companies like Alexander McQueen, set up their own businesses, freelance within the industry or move on to postgraduate study

Which department am I in?

Creative Arts

Study options

Full Time (1 Year)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

18 September 2023


Taunton Campus

Wellington Road,



TA1 5AX, England

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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