The top-up degree programme has been designed for students who have successfully completed an HND or Foundation degree in a relevant subject and now wish to convert their existing qualification into a full BA honours qualification.
This flexible way of studying allows students from other institutions the opportunity to join our existing 3rd year BA (Hons) students for the final year. It also provides a natural progression route for students completing one of our own foundation degrees
You will be encouraged to develop your thinking and understanding to become an independent and critically aware practitioner in your chosen field. This will include undertaking a major piece of theoretical work, as well as improving your technical and creative skills through a programme of negotiated projects.
You will also be expected to exhibit, take up live briefs and competitions, together with any opportunities that will improve your understanding of the creative industries and their own professional development. There will also be the opportunity to exhibit at a national level at major events such as New Designers.
These studies are entirely focused around the students’ course area, providing a solid grounding in subject history and in critical ways of thinking about creative practice. The Critical Studies programme enables students to set their own work in a wider context, and also helps them develop a better understanding of how creative work can be interpreted and assessed. Click here for more details.
Progression and Careers
The BA (Hons) Textile Design Top up will improve student awareness of the working environment and although it is a subject specific course many of the skills developed will be transferable.
Students can find employment in the following areas:
Studio Designer in industry or Freelance work relating to both Fashion and Interiors
Design based work related to the textile industry such as retail buying and visual merchandising
Retail styling for publications and magazines
Textile Technical Demonstrator/Instructor
Arts or Craft Officers for museums/galleries
Community Arts Projects