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Art and Design – Creative Art Textiles

Course Code: CAT1
  • Level: 1
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: University of the Arts London (UAL)
  • Duration: Ten weeks
  • Course type: Short course
  • Time of day: Evening
  • When you'll study: Tuesdays, 5.30pm - 8.30pm

What's it all about?

This is an expansive textiles course giving a broad introduction to the full range of materials and processes possible with creative art textiles.

You will experiment with creating colour and texture, fabric structures, manipulation and embellishment, blending practical skills with your own creativity. This course brings together the academic and the creative – craft underpinned with a dash of science and seasoned with artistic context.

With an emphasis on creative reuse and sustainability, you will learn how to transform the humblest of materials into objects of beauty and utility. The course will give a broad introduction to the range of possibilities with creative textiles and so is valuable to anyone interested in fashion, fabric design, interior decoration, or costuming as well as covering issues of recycling and creative reuse of material culture.

Course information

This course includes the following subjects:

  • materials, processes and skills in art, design and media
  • contextual research in art, design and media
  • textural fibre art
  • sculptural fibre art
  • embroidery techniques.

There are no specific entry requirements; however you must have an interest in art, design and media.

Assessment is by portfolio of the experiments you make during the course, a final piece of textile art, and short reflective evaluation.

On successful completion of this course, you may progress to:

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

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Future careers

What you could earn:

Artists

£50,363.41

Potential salary

£14,158.93

Entry level salary

£27,732.17

Average salary

2

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