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Courses offered in the

School of Textiles & Design



Stage 1 – Year 1
Semester 1

E17TX Textiles 1
Aim – This module is an introduction to the world of textiles giving an overview of
fibres through to finished fabric.
Summary – students will develop an appreciation, awareness and understanding of
the use and properties of textile fibres, yarns and fabrics.

E17MA Fashion & garment make for textile designers
Aim – Introduction of basic pattern cutting and garment assembly techniques and
principles to stimulate a creative response.
Summary- Recognise and appreciate appropriate assembly techniques for sewing
woven and knitted fabrics and their application to basic fashion silhouettes through
practical assignments.

E17TK Textile Design Knit
Aim –This module provides a creative practical introduction to the process of design
development for knitted textiles.
Summary – Apply visual sensitivity towards the developing and grouping of knitted
fabric designs using appropriate techniques and equipment.

E17TP Textile Design Print
Aim – This module provides a creative practical introduction to the process of design
development for printed textiles.
Summary – Apply visual sensitivity towards the developing and grouping of printed
textile designs using a variety of drawing/mark making and screen printing
techniques.

E17PA Product Development 1
Aim –To provide students with an understanding of pattern creation and adaptation
in relation to garment and fabric types
Summary- Students will develop patterns in relation to size charts, consider patterns
in relation to fabrics, movement and comfort. The selection and application of
appropriate components and trims, basic sewing and construction techniques and
will develop two final products,

E17FD Fashion Design & Illustration 1A
Aim – To develop an understanding of the holistic nature of the design process
And introduce the principles of designing for Fashion. To build on the skills of
Fashion communication
Summary –. Introduce the student to the basic principles of research and design
development for fashion through garment drawing and investigate fundamental
design development through proportion and balance, silhouette and attention to
detail. Develop design ideas on the figure or as flats (working drawings).

1

E17PK Introduction to Fashion Print & Knit
Aim – Introduction to printed and knitted textile design for fashion, To provide an
opportunity for an exploration of the creative potential of media textile materials and
process and introduction to the fundamental process and procedures for the
manufacture of printed and knitted textiles.
Summary – Provide an introduction to the importance of research and design
development for printed and knitted textiles and provide an overview of current trends
in textiles. Induction to workshop areas and the process and materials for knit and
print

E17FA – Fashion Analysis and Design
Aims –
 To provide the student with knowledge and skills in techniques of
fashion design for a variety of applications..
 To provide knowledge and understanding of the relevant design
development communication techniques through research and
development

E17DM Digital Imaging 1
Aim – To develop the use of Digital Technology within the context of textile design
development
Summary – Recognition and practical application of the characteristics of raster and
vector graphics systems

Stage 1 – Year 1
Semester 2

E17TW Textile Design Weave
Aim –This module provides a creative practical introduction to the process of design
development for woven textiles
Summary – Apply visual sensitivity towards the developing and grouping of woven
textile designs using appropriate techniques and equipment.

E17AD History of Art and Design
Aim – Introduce students to artistic output within social and historic context. Develop
skills for academic research.
Summary – Discussion of a wide range of art and design outputs from the
beginnings of art through a series of seminars and tutorials with an emphasis on
desk top research and writing.

E11TC Drawing for Textiles
Aim – This module facilitates the understanding of observation and colour
development towards the production of design ideas.
Summary – experimental and mixed media drawing, collage, gouache painting and
mark making lead projects.

2

E17PB Product Development 2
Aim – To develop and add to pattern cutting and garment assembly techniques.
To provide the student with a fuller understanding of the practical application of
pattern cutting and garment assembly whilst developing problem solving skills
through the exploration and study of more complex garment types.
Summary – The design and develop of two complex garments
Pattern manipulation/styling pertaining to the blouse/shirt and ladies trousers.
Knowledge and understanding of assembly methods used to produce a blouse/shirt
and ladies trousers. Develop manufacturing sequences and specifications
Components required for blouse/shirt and ladies trouser assembly.

E17AD History of Art and Design
Aim – Introduce students to artistic output within social and historic context. Develop
skills for academic research.
Summary – Discussion of a wide range of art and design outputs from the
beginnings of art through a series of seminars and tutorials with an emphasis on
desk top research and writing.

E17FB Fashion Design & Illustration 1B
Aim – To further develop skills in Fashion Design and introduce the principle of
contextualising own design work within historical and contemporary Fashion.
Introduce the principles of designing a garment collection in response to a primary
source
Summary – Introduction to the evolution of the Little Black Dress and its place as a
design classic of the 20
th
century and the design and make of a Little Black Dress.
Demonstrating an ability to interpret primary research in the development of garment
ideas for Fashion

E17PB – Product Development 2
Aims –
 To develop and add to pattern cutting and garment assembly
techniques.
 To provide the student with a fuller understanding of the practical
application of pattern cutting and garment assembly whilst developing
problem solving skills through the exploration and study of more
complex garment types and their components.
 To investigate, analyse and apply more complex pattern construction
and garment assembly methods.
 To apply knowledge gained in the design and development of two
products

E17PM – Introduction to the Principles of Management
Aims –
 introduce the principles of management
 explore the controls that are important for successful and effective
volume clothing and fashion manufacture in the 21
st
Century.
 provide an appreciation of the economic and trading factors which
affect companies' performance.

3

E17PC – Product Development 3
Aims –
 To provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of
pattern creation and adaptation in relation to garment types and
details culminating in the process of product development.
 To develop further understanding of the commercial aspect of garment
assembly using modern industrial machinery.
 To analyse and apply appropriate garment assembly methods.
 To identify and resolve garment assembly issues.
 To design and develop related products

E17IM – Introduction to Marketing
Aims –
 To provide a general introduction for students to marketing theory and
practice.
 To enable students to acquire and develop basic understanding, knowledge
and skills related to marketing.
 To recognise and appreciate issues relating more specifically to: market
segmentation, targeting and positioning; product & brand management;
consumer buying behaviour; marketing communications; marketing of
services; online marketing; distribution, pricing
 To assist the development of skills (particularly diagnostic, written, problem
solving, communication, presentation and IT skills) through the use of tutorial
assignments and presentations, written report assignments and exams.
 To enhance business skills via a basic understanding of the practical
application of theoretical knowledge through industrial guest lectures where
possible. Provide grounding for later courses in marketing.

E17PT Printed & Constructed Textiles Collection
The design process of printed and constructed textiles, and the production of a
coherent collection of textile designs


Stage 2 – Year 2
Semester 1

E18SB Sketchbook Enquiry
Aim – Demonstrate visual perception and the ability to analyse, record and develop
ideas with visual sensitivity and imagination
Summary – Develop visual ideas within a specified format exploring a personal
response to a theme

E18AP Art Pieces (printed & woven)
Aim – To explore and investigate the potential of printed and woven fabric processes
from an inspirational starting theme.
Summary – To develop a specialist practical knowledge of techniques to express
visual ideas through the printed and woven mediums.

4

E18IF Interior fabrics for weave and print
Aim – To produce a range of designs which take into account commercially
recognised repeat sizes, scale considerations and colour selection suitable for the
market.
Summary – allow students to interpret archive research into a contemporary
furnishing statement

E17MA Fashion & garment make for textile designers
Aim – Introduction of basic pattern cutting and garment assembly techniques and
principles to stimulate a creative response.
Summary – Recognise and appreciate appropriate assembly techniques for sewing
woven and knitted fabrics and their application to basic fashion silhouettes through
practical assignments.

E18TS Textiles 2
Aim – This module is designed to build on the general appreciation of fabrics
developed in year 1. The module will provide a foundation for the advanced study of
textile fabrics.
Summary – Consider the properties, common/suitable end-uses and any specific
requirements during garment/product assembly for knitted and woven fabrics.
Introduction to colour, Coloration processes. Finishing processes

E18PE Pattern Experimentation
Aim – The aim of the module is to develop a creative and experimental approach to
the development of fashion products to create contemporary fashion garments
To develop the students ability to analyse products from the following perspectives –
design, context, fabric, pattern, construction.
Summary – Creative use of modelling and draping techniques, Creative pattern
development techniques, Transfer of creative ideas in flat patterns, Creative
construction methods.

E18DG Digital Imaging 2
Aim – To analyse visual imagery to promote a fashion concept and have an
understanding of graphic design within the wider social and cultural context
Summary – To develop powerful image manipulation skills combined with clear and
effective composition skills that will enhance the aesthetics of the work. To have an
understanding of which software is used for what type of work

E17FU Fashion Design for Function
Aim – To develop an understanding of garment construction and detailing in
designing for function within specified parameters of appropriate fabrics and their
fitness for purpose
Summary – Investigation of fabric types and their performance for work wear and
high performance clothing. Identifying the design and function of garments across
various market levels. Exploring garment construction, designing a range of ideas
across design worksheets. two garment pieces to make and present.

5

Stage 2 – Year 2
Semester 2

E18FF Fashion Fabrics for knit and print
Aim – To produce a range of fashion textiles for a chosen designer/retailer
Summary – Investigate contemporary textile design practice for fashion developing
further textile construction and pattern making skills

E18CA CAD for Print & Constructed Textiles
Aim – To improve student’s ability to draw, manipulate and control visual imagery
through CAD.
Summary – Development of designs for Fashion Fabrics for Print & Knit.
Produce illustrations and garment simulations through CAD.

E18DAKnitwear Design & Assembly
Aim- To develop an understanding of the design process for Fashion knitwear.
Summary – To understand the key characteristics of knitwear and its relevance in
contemporary Fashion

E18CS Printed Circular skirts
Aim – To produce an original printed garment and fabric repeat relevant to the
fashion market
Summary – Resolve the design process from fashion croquis and engineered print
artwork through to a final viable fashion statement

E18YS Yarn making & spinning
Aim – To introduce students to the design and production processes for yarns across
the technologies available in the School of Textiles and Design
Summary – Design and development of a yarn collection appropriate to the visual
research undertaken within the module

E18FP Floral Print
Aim – Develop student’s awareness within the contemporary textiles market to
produce an original floral print statement.
Summary – Broaden student’s observation skills around a specific subject area and
use appropriate media to record these.

E18TJ Tailored Jacket
Aim – To provide the student with a theoretical and practical knowledge and
understanding of pattern development in relation to tailored garments.

Summary – The principles of tailored pattern development., jacket or coat styling
incorporation of movement and comfort using engineered techniques
Design and develop a tailored jacket for a specific market.

E18FG Fashion Graphics & Illustration
Aim – To develop a personal fashion illustration style by broadening an awareness of
contemporary designers and relevant artists and connect these discoveries with own
visual ideas.
Summary – The development of a series of observation drawings around a given
theme, through a series of projects which explore and challenge the use of
typography and layout to promote a contemporary graphic aesthetic

6

E18DA Knitwear Design & Assembly
Aim- To develop an understanding of the design process for Fashion knitwear.
Summary – To understand the key characteristics of knitwear and its relevance in
contemporary Fashion

E18PT Printed Textiles for Fashion
Aim – To select and interpret pattern on paper into cloth as a garment focusing
particularly on placement, scale and proportion of colour , exploring the construction
process of building up a screen printed design using a pre determined colour palette
and fabric substrate
Summary – Reinforce skills in range building, develop skills in toiling, introduction to
the technical processes of printing.

E17PC – Product Development 3
Aims –
 To provide students with a theoretical and practical understanding of
pattern creation and adaptation in relation to garment types and
details culminating in the process of product development.
 To develop further understanding of the commercial aspect of garment
assembly using modern industrial machinery.
 To analyse and apply appropriate garment assembly methods.
 To identify and resolve garment assembly issues.
 To design and develop related products

E18MM – Management & Marketing Applications
Aims –
 To create an awareness of the link between operational management and
marketing information
 To provide an understanding of product manufacture from a marketing need
to finished prototype
 To provide students with the practical tools of marketing research

E18DD – Design & Development Project 2
Aims –
 To develop knowledge and skills in the development from design
through to the production of garment/s for a specialised market;
including basic market research, research analysis, development of
design ideas, pattern development, realisation of sample garment/s,
preparation of relevant production documentation and total project
evaluation

E18LE – CAD Design & Development
Aims –
 To deepen and further extend the students knowledge and
understanding of fashion communication
 To explore different computer aided design programmes with mixed
media and software design tools for product development
 To provide an introduction to the use of specific CAD systems for the
garment product development process.

7

E18GT – Garment Technologies
Aims –
 To introduce advanced and specialised technologies which are used
in the global garment manufacturing industry.
 To introduce the importance and use of technical fabric specifications
(functionality)
 To develop ability to originate a full range of specifications for
specified products/garments.
 To identify essential physical properties for particular garments and
markets

E18ME – Design and Development Menswear
Aims –
 To develop and awareness of the requirements of menswear
 To develop a deeper knowledge and skills in the development from
design through to the production of menswear garment/s.
 To develop skills of analysis and synthesis of menswear products

E18FS Introduction to Fashion Styling
Visual references, codes and styling trends, and the promotion of a fashion image for
a particular market.

E18RM Retail Management
The principles of retailing, the changes in retail environment and the elements of the
retail supply chain.

E18TD Textile Design
Creation of a specific textile product with reference to market, design inspiration and
trends.

E18PA Promotion and Advertising
Marketing communication theory and objectives; integrated communication in a
marketing context.

E18DM Design Management
Management of the design process in context of the contemporary textiles and
fashion business.


Stage 3 – Year 3
Semester 1

E19DI Textile Design for Industry 1
Aim – The module expects students to demonstrate an ability to select and develop
visual concepts and to show an effective use of current design practice in answer to
a market lead brief.
Summary – show appropriate understanding of market and customer in relation to
brief

8

E19DD CAD Digital imaging
Aim – Exploit drawing, colour and pattern repeat techniques to produce imaginative
digital imagery for CAD/CAM packages
Summary – Encourage students to use and select appropriate digital imagery to
generate printed and constructed fabrics for interiors.

E19PW Writing for Design Practice
Aim – Establish familiarity with a wide range of writing types for art and design and
demonstrate the importance of the written word in art and design understanding
Summary – Build analytical skills related to practice and writing about practice

E19TP Techniques and practices for Printed Textile Design
Aim – Introduce students to the specialist principles underlying the techniques of
coloration using print technology for textiles.
Summary – Develop a technical understanding which underpins students’ practical
design applications

E19TK Techniques and practices for Knitted Textile Design
Aim – To develop students understanding of knitting technology to facilitate their
development as technically competent knit designers
Summary – To place in context commercial practices and use of technology within
the knitting industry

E19TW Techniques and practices for Woven Textile Design
Aim – To provide a technical grounding in order for students to be able to
competently produce practical work using complex woven structures
Summary – To introduce students to, and familiarise them with, complex woven
fabric structures and their role in industry

E19FT Fsahion Theory into Practice
Aim – To introduce the principles of Fashion Theory and its influence on Fashion
Design practise ; its social conditioning and the impact of culture, religion and gender
on the way we dress
Summary – An investigation and analysis of key Fashion Theory texts, key design
practitioners and artists who use clothing as a vehicle to explore and express issues
such as gender. Exploring through individual design practise, methods of embracing
fashion theory through practical design work

E19CC Fashion Design for a Commercial Context
Aim – To introduce the principles of commercial practice in the development of
fashion design ideas for a specific product and market
Summary – Responding to a client brief, through research, design development and
final presentation boards.

E19FC Fashion Marketing
Aim –To design a fashion collection for a target retail market and to provide a
general introduction for students to marketing theory and practice.
To further develop presentation skills
Summary – Introduction to marketing theories and their relevance to the fashion
designer through a series of lectures and seminars. Agreeing the design brief
And designing the collection and roles and responsibilities of the team to achieve this
task.

9

E19FD Fashion Design and Make
Aim – To interpret design drawings into a capsule collection of 2 outfits through an
independent investigation of advanced pattern cutting and garment assembly
techniques and processes to realise design ideas.
Summary – Advanced pattern cutting and garment assembly methods to meet
individual needs of students. Flat pattern cutting and modelling on the stand to
achieve required garment shapes and proportions. Identifying and sourcing
appropriate fabrics to fulfil design requirements. Investigation of seaming details and
design features through sampling. Toiling of garment pieces, checking fit. Production
of final outfits.

Stage 3 – Year 3
Semester 2

E19DY Textile Design for Industry 2
Aim – Develop an increased awareness of art and design context and apply findings
to own process and ideas
Summary – show appropriate understanding of market and customer in relation to
brief

E19PA Personal project 1 and
E19PB Personal project 2
Aim – Allow students to formulate a practical answer to their own project brief with
relevance to a textile design market sector
Summary – Encourage students to contextualise their personally developed fabric
collection against contemporary trends in art and design.

E19PP Professional practice for Design.
Aim – To provide a critical understanding and appreciation of the global textile
industry, in terms of scale, time frame, lead times from colour to consumer.
Summary – To provide knowledge, understanding and potential application of new
technologies and concepts of fibres, yarns, and fabrics.

E19FM Fashion Theory into Manufacture
Aim – Students to demonstrate an understanding of interpreting Fashion Design
ideas into garments appropriate for a nominated contemporary fashion market.
Summary – Students to demonstrate an understanding of interpreting Fashion
Design ideas into garments appropriate for a nominated contemporary fashion
market.

E19CP Commercial Portfolio
Aim – To develop a fashion design portfolio commensurate with commercial practice.
To integrate computer skills in the communication and promotion of Fashion design
ideas. To provide a diagnostic student assessment of their individual design
signature
Summary – Investigate and analyse what constitutes a commercial design portfolio,
citing good examples across the industry sector.
To integrate their own fashion design work as part of the site and construct an
appropriate navigation through the site

10

E19CA Capsule Fashion Design Collection 1
E19CB Capsule Fashion Design Collection 2
Aim – To introduce the students to the principles of designing and making a capsule
collection to a self initiated brief
Summary – Identify key areas of research demonstrated through a written brief
Investigating visual, cultural and technical influences on design development

E19DL – Design & Development Project 3
Aims –
 The module will develop a deeper knowledge and skills in the
development of commercially focused design through to the
production of garment/s.
 To develop a faster and more focused commercial responsiveness

E19PP – Professional CAD Portfolio
Aims –
 To enhance cognitive development in a variety of clothing design
fields.
 To develop knowledge of analysis and interpretation of research
information.
 To encourage self-awareness in design style in relation to
commerciality.
 To expand range of design awareness.


E18BM – Fashion Buying and Merchandising
Aims –
 to fully understand the merchandising and buying function of retail businesses
 to develop thorough understanding of the role and contemporary issues
facing merchandisers and buyers
 to highlight the key principles and approaches beneficial for problem-solving
in a merchandising context


E19MA – Production Management 3A
Aims – To further develop the skills in production management and to equip the
student with the knowledge to undertake production planning and implementation.

E19CX – Collection Project 1
Aims –
 To further develop skills in commercial design and development
 Advance knowledge and understanding of processes relevant to commercial
product development.
 Design and develop a collection of garments for a specified market level


E19CY – Collection Project 2
Aims –
 To further develop skills in commercial design and development
 advance knowledge and understanding of processes relevant to commercial
product development.
 Design and develop a collection of garments for a specified market level

11

12

E19TA – Future Textiles and Apparel
Aims –
 To develop an awareness of the changes taking place in the EU
textiles and clothing industries as a result of globalisation and the shift
of commodity manufacturing to the low wage economy countries.
 To provide an understanding of the societal drivers behind the
development of high-performance and smart (intelligent) textiles and
garments.
 To provide an insight into the technologies being developed for the
manufacture of high added-value textile and clothing products.
 To illustrate the product domains of smart (intelligent) materials.
 To establish an appreciation of the role of fabric aesthetics in the
performance of apparel.
 To give an understanding of current research areas in smart materials.

E19MB – Production Management 3B
Aims – To synthesise the introduction of a new product into a manufacturing
situation.

E19CT Contemporary Issues in Textiles
Design practice within the context of the culture of retail, branding, marketing and
making.

E19FI Fashion Design & Development 1
Critical analysis of a specific fashion market; design proposals for a selected fashion
market or product area.

E19AR Information Analysis and Reporting
The practical tools of marketing research, the value of marketing information in the
fashion industry and an understanding of marketing strategies.

E19BS Buyers Specifications
Fabric specifications and test methods.

E19F2 Fashion Design & Development 2
Develop market and product proposals by an appropriate pathway and presentation.

E19AM Applied Management
Problem solving related to management issues.

E18EM Project/Events Management
The planning and organising of an event; personal effectiveness management in the
organisation of projects/events.

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