De Montfort University
Campus: De Montfort University , Leicester
Fashion Textile Design
3.0 Years • 100% Funding Available
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Reasons to study Fashion Textile Design at DMU:

  • Specialist practical course 
    developing your understanding of contemporary and innovative approaches to textiles and materials development for fashion.
  • Fantastic facilities
    including well-equipped workshops for print, knit, plastics, 3D and digital textile printing, metal, wood and leather.
  • Hugely successful graduates
    have gone on to postgraduate study here at DMU, and work at companies such as Vivienne Westwood, Ted Baker, and Jaguar Land Rover
  • 100% of our Fashion Textiles and Accessories
    graduates from summer 2017 are in work or further study after graduating, according to the Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) 2016-17 report
  • Professional practice
    with portfolio skill support, CAD, digital promotion, CV writing and personal development planning.
  • Strong fashion contextual knowledge
    underpins the course by learning the fundamentals of pattern cutting, garment design, 3D prototyping and construction.
  • International opportunity 
    through #DMUglobal where you will have the opportunity for a meaningful international experience
  • The new Vijay Patel building
    has been designed to provide the space and facilities where ideas can develop and flourish for all of our art and design courses - find out more
  • Core workshop materials available at no cost
    to our students along with some programme-specific workshop materials - find out more
  • Cash awards of £150, £200 and £300
    for students in years one, two and three respectively, towards materials and specialist printing

This is a specialist course, providing opportunities for students to develop in-depth textile design expertise for the fashion industry. Investigating and providing new creative directions for fashion forward, luxury and innovative design approaches for fashion material culture. We aim to produce versatile fashion specialists through the courses’ philosophy of exploring and combining a broad range of practical skills. Allowing investigation of materials and technical approaches across print, stitch, embellishment and knit, as well as complimentary skills in CAD, design communication, and 3D product realisation.

A strong emphasis is placed on nurturing research, conceptual, creative and technical skills, coupled with the development of essential fashion skills such as pattern cutting, construction and fashion illustration. We aim to encourage you to become conversant in a broad fashion context, whilst honing your specialist textile design skills. The course encourages you to show a commitment to the practice of design that is forward thinking, innovative and original.

The course believes on creating an environment of choice, allowing you to determine your own creative direction. You will have the option to choose or mix technical specialisms, in many differing contexts, allowing you to direct your studies as appropriate to your style, context, technical skills and market focus.


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Graduates go on to careers in the textile and fashion industry, gaining employment in design agencies as freelance or in-house designers, developing their own businesses as bespoke designers or becoming high-end designer-makers. They also work for major UK fashion chains and design labels. The course has produced professional, multi-skilled graduates who have gone on to work at companies such as Calvin Klein, Vivienne Westwood, Ted Baker, Cambridge Satchel Co. and Jaguar Land Rover.

Work placements are offered as part of this course and they are one of the best ways to boost your skills and experience while studying, as well as improving your chances of gaining a graduate level job and can often lead to an offer of employment for when you graduate.

We have numerous links with organisations both in the UK and internationally, and the placements team will help you find a placement to suit your and you interests and aspirations.

There are many opportunities for work experience and to work on live projects set by industry, and we support you with your personal promotion (CV writing, portfolio support, online strategies, branding). An optional yearlong placement opportunity is available between years two and three and is supported via our faculty work based learning unit.

Do I Have To Pay?

Not if you are a National of one of the following countries:

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Malta, Netherlands, Norway, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, United Kingdom

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Tuition Fees are paid per year. The value above represents the tuition fee for the 2018/2019 academic year.
The tuition fees might be subject to minor increases each year due to inflation.

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