Loughborough University

Stand T7

Course name : BA (Hons) Textiles Innovation & Design
Textiles at Loughborough enables students to gain high-level practical skills in designing and making, through specialist disciplines in printed textiles, woven textiles, multi-media textiles and integrated digital practice. The course combines experiences of traditional and hand processes with digital technologies, and has extensive links with industry. This innovative course takes a commercially relevant approach to the field of textiles. We have a long-standing international reputation for the quality of teaching, high calibre of graduates and the quality of design work achieved by our students. We regularly win awards and commissions, with students exhibiting their work around the UK and abroad. The course covers a range of fundamental skills required to work in the industry, which are transferable to a wide range of careers in other fields including research, drawing, design development, workshop practice and process, colour and trend awareness, and critical and contextual understanding. The skills gained by our students also means they are well placed to enter the fashion industry, with many choosing to build on the experience and connections gained from their placements with fashion houses. An increasing number of our students choose to work with environmental and socially ethical materials and processes, or to upcycle materials as part of their work. They are supported by staff who are actively involved in research into improving the ecological sustainability within textiles.