What you’ll learn
Fashion students are taught to understand the construction of clothing. This means practising drawing, pattern-cutting and tailoring, and developing an understanding of shape and colour. Lecturers will also help you build a knowledge of the industry. You’ll gain insight into how the fashion world functions commercially, and the professional qualities needed to work in the sector.
Textile degrees focus on the design of the cloth used for clothes and interiors: think materials, textures, colours, patterns. Undergrads will have access to workshops and modern technologies, such as image manipulation software and digital embroidery machines. Much like fashion students, you’ll be taught the history of textile design.
How you’ll learn
Aside from honing practical skills required to work with various materials and techniques, you’ll carry out visual research and generate original ideas. You’ll be expected to evaluate and reflect critically on your work, placing it in a historical and