Textile Techniques for Fashion and Costume

Course Code: VE1EC50


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Start DateLocationDuration
23/09/2021University Centre12 WeeksEnquire

Course Overview

Short Course //Textile Techniques for Fashion and Costume                                                                            
Dates and Times // Tuesday 24 September-17 December (no class on 22nd October) // 10-12pm // Fashion Studios // Basement // Palatine Building   

This course is very hands on and you will be able to explore many textile techniques in our industry-standard fashion studios. There will be the opportunity to engage with innovative processes that are the foundation of creative fashion and garment production. You will work in sketchbook format and create an exciting portfolio of research, technical samples and outcomes. To get the most out of the course, you will need an interest in fashion and costume making and there is an expectation that you will be able to do some of the work in your own time. 

Entry Requirements

No prior qualifications are necessary for this short course, however to get the most out of it you should have an interest in textiles and a desire to learn.

Career Options and Progression

Assessment Methods

Teaching and Learning Methods

Each of the sessions will begin with a tutor demonstration of specialist techniques and you will progress through a series of practical tasks. An indicative schedule for the short course is as below.

Weekly Topics                                                                                        
Weeks 1/3 - An Introduction to the Sketchbook - Fabric Colour Methodology 
Week 4/6 - Drawing for Textile Design - Fabric Surface Pattern and Print   
Week 7/9 - Fashion Illustration Techniques - Fabric Manipulation Techniques 
Week 10/12 - Design Methodology - Fabric Surface Embellishment
You will create a range of samples in a sketchbook format and be encouraged to undertake research into designers and artists in order to contextualise your learning.

Industry Placement and Field Trips

Other Costs and Equipment Needed

Expert Tutors

All staff involved in the delivery of adult education courses within the College are approved to teach the subjects and modules they deliver. The approval process ensures that staff delivering a given programme are appropriately qualified and, where appropriate, possess relevant technical and industrial experience and professional practice.

Tuition Fees

Regulation and Accreditation

Terms and Conditions

European Structural and Investment Funds
Council for Independent Education
European Social Fund
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