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Fashion Textiles (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

Our Fashion Textiles (including foundation year) BA (Hons) is designed to help you build a portfolio and make more informed decisions about your work. The imaginative teaching approach will help you explore your aptitude and potential.

This course is an alternative route into higher education – ideal if you can’t meet the necessary requirements to enter the standard three-year course. On graduation you’ll also receive the same award and title as students on the three-year course.

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More about this course

Our four-year degree in fashion textiles has a built-in preparatory year, which, through its exciting and imaginative approach to teaching, will help you discover your potential within different creative practices offered in our School of Art, Architecture and Design.

Your foundation year will be shared with others studying a degree with a foundation year in the School and you’ll develop a range of skills that will be related to a range of our undergraduate programmes.

In the first term you’ll take on a range of short studio projects in visual imagery and making, followed by short-term projects in the second semester where you will be able to begin to specialise in textiles or further explore different creative practices. The individual project in your third term will be more closely aligned to your final BA award.

The foundation year will offer a balance of studio and workshop practice with lectures in critical and contextual studies, which will frame creative practice in historical, contemporary and cultural discourse. In those lectures and seminars you’ll find an emphasis on a thorough engagement with materials, forms and processes combine with intellectual skills, such as observation, analysis, discrimination, innovation and creativity. The programme will encourage personal research, exploration and development as a means to your bring individual interests and styles to creative practice.

The subsequent three years of your studies will be shared with students on the standard course. To find out more about the content you’ll study please visit our Fashion Textiles BA (Hons) course page.

Assessment

During the foundation year you’ll be assessed via project work, essays and an individual portfolio. In the subsequent three years of your degree we’ll assess you via formative, summative, diagnostic, peer and self-assessment methods, as well as your studio work, digital projects and workshops.

Fees and key information

Course type
Undergraduate
UCAS code LM54
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Our teaching plans for autumn 2021

We are planning to return to our usual ways of teaching this autumn including on-campus activities for your course. However, it's still unclear what the government requirements on social distancing and other restrictions might be, so please keep an eye on our Covid-19 pages for further updates as we get closer to the start of the autumn term.

Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)
  • English Language GCSE at grade C/4 or above (or equivalent)

You will need to attend an interview with your portfolio of creative work. If you live outside of the UK, you will be required to submit a small portfolio of work via email.

Accreditation of Prior Learning

Any university-level qualifications or relevant experience you gain prior to starting university could count towards your course at London Met. Find out more about applying for Accreditation of Prior Learning (APL).

English language requirements

To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.

Modular structure

The modules listed below are for the academic year 2021/22 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

Where this course can take you

On graduation from this four-year course you’ll be ready to take on multiple roles on the creative side of the industry. This includes roles such as:

  • clothing or textile technologist
  • colour technologist
  • fashion designer
  • freelance textile artist
  • quality assurance inspector for textiles
  • product developer for interior design
  • textile designer

What is a degree with a foundation year at the School of Art, Architecture and Design?

This is a four-year degree course with a built-in foundation year (Year 0). A foundation year in our School of Art, Architecture and Design is the starting point for many of our art, architecture and design students and acts as an introduction to the wide range of creative practices explored within the University. You may join us with a clear idea of the subject you intend to study or you may use it as an opportunity to explore a number of different directions or experiment with your creativity. A foundation year degree is also a great choice if you don't meet the necessary entry requirements for the standard undergraduate degree. You'll graduate with a full undergraduate degree with the same title and award as those who studied the three-year course.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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Discover Uni – key statistics about this course

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How to apply

September 2021: If you’re a UK student or an EU student with settled/pre-settled status and want to study full-time from September, you can apply through Clearing – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online. If you're an international applicant or want to study part-time, select the relevant entry point and click the "Apply direct" button.

Applying for 2021

If you're from the UK, or you're from the EU and have settled or pre-settled status, apply through Clearing for courses starting in September 2021 – call 0800 032 4441 or apply online.

Applying for 2022

If you're a UK applicant wanting to study full-time starting in September, you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified. If you're an international applicant wanting to study full-time, you can choose to apply via UCAS or directly to the University.

If you're applying for part-time study, you should apply directly to the University. If you require a Student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

If you're applying for a degree starting in January/February, you can apply directly to the University.



When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

To find out when teaching for this degree will begin, as well as welcome week and any induction activities, view our academic term dates.

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