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An Introduction to Fashion Print


Course overview

Textile designers have a fascination for material, fabric, pattern and colour. This course introduces you to these key principles and language of the subject. You follow the process from interpreting the brief to realising and finally communicating creative ideas. You experiment with techniques and explore fabric making and embellishment processes. No previous knowledge is assumed and you are encouraged to explore a range of ideas, processes and methods while completing a negotiated project.

Summer University will run throughout June and July 2020. You can register your details here if you would like to receive a course brochure when applications open in early-mid April 2020. If you have any questions then you can reach us at

Where you study

Teesside University, Middlesbrough campus.

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Course details

What you study

Module Aims
- To develop an understanding of the key principles and contexts of textile design practices and processes.
- To develop the knowledge and practical skills in pattern-making, printing, embellishment and colour.
- To provide opportunities for students to originate and present imaginative textile design solutions.
- To encourage a reflective approach to learning.

Indicative Content
- Contexts of contemporary textile design.
- The creative process and concept development.
- Creatively explore the use of colour, pattern, materials and design.
- Experimental approaches to textile making that may include printing, fabric-making, pattern-making, stitching and fabric embellishment.
- Project presentations and reflective summary

Sessions will take place in a studio. The key knowledge of the discipline will be introduced through a programme of interactive lectures followed by workshop sessions that enable students to build and develop ideas and skills. Tutorials will be available throughout the module and will offer specific advice and support on individual learning and assessment matters.

How you are assessed

The module will be assessed through a portfolio of creative textiles and surface pattern work (100%).


Entry requirements

Entry requirements

No formal entry requirements needed.



2020 entry

  • Length: Fees: £50.00
  • Enrolment date: To be announced early-mid April 2020