Bath Spa University Interior Design
Year 1 of the course introduces you to the area of fashion and textiles through studio/workshop practice and theoretical study – you’ll learn techniques and skills in drawing, digital media, fabric dyeing, knit, print, weave or embroidery, fabric manipulation and sewing skills. To help you become more informed about the historical and critical context in which you are working, and to develop your research and writing skills you undertake Contextual Studies in each year.
Progressing into Year 2 you will be asked to specialise in a textile area – knit, print, weave or embroidery. You may choose to work in more than one area if you wish. You also choose whether to follow Surface Textile Design or Textile with Fashion modules.
Following the Surface Design modules you are able to develop your textiles designs for any area including fashion garments, accessories, furnishings, wallpaper, interior products, wall hangings, craft objects and art.
Following the Textiles with Fashion modules allows you to focus your textile designs for fashion. Workshops and taught sessions are also provided in the area of fashion design, pattern cutting, draping and construction. During this year you have the opportunity to engage in live and industry projects, enter competitions where appropriate, exhibit your work both in a local gallery and undertake work placements. Your Contextual Studies helps you to frame your studio practice and develop your critical thinking skills.
In Year 3 you are encouraged to develop independently, and to think about and explore your future direction possibly with experience of exhibiting or work placement to further your individual direction. You will undertake a Final Studies Essay and the final year culminates in a public exhibition. Students may also be selected to exhibit at the New Designers show in London.
Live Industry projects have been set by design houses such as Sam Pickard, New Look, Paperclip, Lewis and Lewis and Nicole Farhi and work placements undertaken at Alexander McQueen, Stella McCartney, Calvin Klein, Ted Baker, Clarissa Hulse, Whiston and Wright, Karen Nicol, Milenaa, Chloé, Nicole Farhi, Jessica Ogden, Zandra Rhodes, Dewhurst, Tracy Kendall, Paperclip and the Fashion Museum, Bath.