Arts University Bournemouth Textiles

Arts University Bournemouth Textiles

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Course Overview

Mode of study

Full time – 1, 2 or 3 terms

Autumn term duration

1 term
September – December
2 terms
September – March
3 terms
September – May

Spring term duration

1 term
January – March
2 terms
January – May


Contact Study Abroad on +44 1202 853608 or Skype: aub-studyabroad


Semester Study Abroad courses are for students and professionals who wish to spend time abroad, developing their creative skills and gaining credits towards their university degree, but do not necessarily want to spend 2-3 years in another country.

Students are fully integrated with our BA (Hons) students in an exciting, creative University environment.

This Semester Study Abroad Textiles course offers broad based creative study in the field of textiles, covering the breadth of the discipline and its applications including surface print, stitch embellishment, dyeing and construction processes. It offers the opportunity to focus on a variety of specialist areas, including textiles for fashion, textiles for interiors and textiles as art/crafts. Traditional skills are taught together with expertise in design development and production.

This course focuses upon the fundamentals of textile making and designing. You will explore and develop your own creative ideas and design concepts through visual problem solving.

In process led workshop introductions and design briefs you will develop surface-print, stitch/embellishment, and construction/manipulation skills. You will engage in a series of exercises, demonstrations and short briefs to extend your understanding of drawing and design fundamentals. The course allows for experimentation, development and manipulation of fabrics in order to explore technical processes and formulate personal methods of textile creation. The production of a series of experimental samples will encourage the generation of personal and innovative textile responses. You will develop your knowledge and understanding of textile practice through historical, cultural, contemporary and social contexts.