BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit will help you become a creative designer for fashion textiles through the specialist pathway of knitwear. In this course you explore surface pattern and texture for fashion fabrics through knitted structures. You will experiment with the construction of knitted fabrics, producing knit textile samples and knitwear for the contemporary fashion market.
**What can you expect?**
BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit focuses on inventive approaches to the development and realisation of contemporary fashion textiles. We believe that technology and skills inform the design process and foster creativity. On this course you will learn how to use domestic and industrial knitting machines and digital knit technology. You will learn about textile processes which will extend your potential for creative design.
Students on this course will study a range of print processes which will extend their potential for creative design. Students will learn to apply technical skills, technology and their individual creativity. This will help them become innovative and original textile designers able to design for international markets ranging from high street to couture.
The course will develop your skills in research, drawing, design development, fashion textile manufacture, 3D awareness, forecasting and trend development and market analysis. You will also build an awareness of textile and fashion ethics such as sustainability.
During the course you will undertake a range of projects, many of which are in conjunction with specific labels or companies. This wider involvement with industry and society is invaluable to your development as a designer. Fashion textile students also participate in international competitions, winning awards with annual competitions such as Texprint, Hand and Lock and NOW competition with I'D Magazine.
London College of Fashion (LCF) undergraduate courses develop your personal and professional skills. On this course you will develop skills in your discipline until you are an independent creative thinker. Your skills will make you capable of making an effective contribution to this sector of the fashion industry. We embed Personal and Professional Development (PPD) skills in all units on every course. Speaker programmes with contributions from alumni and members of industry are a part of many courses. We encourage graduates who wish to continue their education at postgraduate level to progress to suitable courses within the College, the University or elsewhere.
Many graduates prefer to seek employment as soon as they have completed their undergraduate studies. Recent graduates from this course have worked with a wide range of companies, including Louis Vuitton, Erdem, Fyodor Golan, Mary Katrantzou, Topshop and Adidas. Graduates have been headhunted to present work to Victoria Beckham and Tom Ford, among others.
This course is based in Lime Grove in Shepherd's Bush, which is west of Holland Park and Notting Hill. Tucked away in a quiet street our Lime Grove campus is a beautiful brick building with rustic windows and high ceilings. Nearby Portobello Road market is the world’s largest antiques market and adjacent Shepherd’s Bush Market is full of vibrant fabrics, fresh produce, furniture and falafel. Make'up, prosthetics and photography facilities can be found at Lime Grove, along with media labs.
**About London College of Fashion**
London College of Fashion, UAL, has been nurturing creative talent for over a century, offering courses in all things fashion. In design, we teach a combination of heritage and radical thinking. Craftsmanship and new technology. Engineering – and in'depth design research. We teach innovative ideas first – and then innovative practice to bring them to life. Through teaching, specialist research, and collaborative work, we empower our students to think differently, using fashion to examine the past, build a sustainable future, and improve the way we live.
|Duration & Attendance||Qualification||Tuition fees||Fee type|
|Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)||£9,250||Home Fees|
|Bachelor of Arts (with Honours) - BA (Hons)||£19,350||Overseas Fees|