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Do you think you’ve got what it takes to make it in the exciting world of fashion and design? Then our BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design degree courses await your application!
Part of our respected Bolton School of the Arts, these courses will teach you how to use your creative flair to design and produce for a range of fashion and textile outcomes. What works wonders for our fashion and textile students is the fact that Bolton as a town has a rich heritage within the textile manufacturing and innovation trade, giving you direct exposure to the best in the profession.
Our BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design programmes offer an intensely practical approach that will help you gain a broad portfolio of traditional, digital design and manufacturing skills. You will be able to experiment with different approaches, materials and techniques, and our passionate and experienced staff will support and encourage you to ‘cross the boundaries’ within fashion and textiles, so you can develop your own innovative approach to both designing and making.
Our professional design studios are equipped with open access individual workspaces where we promote collaboration, creativity and a strong work ethic. Some of the high-specification facilities that will be available to our BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design students are:
Digital fabric and paper printing
Printed and dyed textiles
Computer-aided design (CAD) software
Mimaki TX fabric printer
Laser cutting equipment
HP Latex 365 textile printer
AVA CAD/CAM design software for textile design
Adobe Creative Suite
In addition, our fashion designing students will benefit from the following facilities:
Latest machines for garment manufacture
Professional tailors’ stands
Industrial sewing machines and over-lockers
The University of Bolton is ranked number one for student satisfaction in the North West by The Complete University Guide 2020 and enjoys the number five rank for teaching quality in the UK as per The Times and The Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020. All our fashion design and textile and surface design courses have small class sizes and follow the latest trends in the business, using the reports from the Worth Global Style Network and have links with industry for live project briefs.
You will get the opportunity to enter national and international design competitions such as the Bradford Textile Society Awards and The Clothes Show. You will also have the opportunity to pitch for a place at either Graduate Fashion Week or New Designers London. Students get to participate in optional international study visits that may include major trade shows including Premiere Vision Paris, to view the latest fabric developments and forecasted trends.
BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design includes a variety of aspects, from fashion fabrics and accessories, through stationery products and packaging, to interior fabrics and wall coverings, as well as contemporary gallery and design-led pieces. Our dedicated and passionate team will guide and teach you how to market, exhibit, work with design studios and set up in business.
Some other career prospects that you can consider are (please note that some roles may require additional qualifications and/or work experience for entry):
Colour and trend forecasting
Interior fabric and wallcovering design
Textile and fashion fabric design
Designer and maker
Retail buying and merchandising
Teaching and gallery education
The BA (Hons) Fashion programme will enable you to develop skills in pattern cutting, garment manufacture, fashion illustration and visualisation techniques. You will be encouraged to work with complex design concepts that are in-line with current fashion trends. The following career options will be open to you after you graduate from any of these courses (please note that some roles may require additional qualifications and/or work experience for entry):
Retail buying and merchandising
If you have any more questions about studying at the University of Bolton, our award-winning student services team are here to put your mind at ease about any queries related to accommodation, finance, funding, health and well-being, disability support or anything else you may need.
Programme leader of BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design, BA (Hons) Fashion and Academic Co-ordinator (Student Recruitment and Retention) for Bolton School of the Arts