TEXTILE DESIGN FOR BEGINNERS
DIPLOMA COURSE LEVEL 1
This course is designed for those who have never studied textile design before, but would like to get started in this exciting profession.
COURSE STRUCTURE + HOW IT WORKS
There are 6 modules in this course to be completed. Each module has been designed as progressive steps so that you are learning by doing.
You will be presented with Projects and Assignments in each module in which you will be assessed, plus a final exam which is carried online through our eCampus.
The aim of this course is to give you the following:
- BUILD A BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF TEXTILE DESIGN.
- BE ABLE TO START DESIGNING FOR A VARIETY OF PROJECTS.
- FULLY UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU NEED TO BECOME A TEXTILE DESIGNER.
- DEVELOP YOUR OWN CREATIVE PROCESS – BASIC LEVEL.
- BE ABLE TO DRAW AND PRODUCE TEXTILE DESIGNS.
You will also obtain the knowledge of fabrics, colour principles and how to develop your own unique styles
What you will Learn
MODULE ONE: Introduction to Textile Design
This is an introduction Module that looks briefly at the textile industry, you will cover the industries background, history, and techniques.
MODULE TWO: What you need to become a Textile Designer
This module will look at the kit that most practitioners are likely to find themselves working with and how to make the most of the environment in which you design. How you organise these things can have a big effect on both the quality and efficiency of your working life and it is worth spending some time to get them right.
MODULE THREE: Textile Design Drawing Techniques
This module will look at a drawing technique that should help you to start designing your very own patterns. For this module, we are going to look at an easy technique which you will start by tracing some flower images. You will be guided through a step by step process to help you, and your course tutor will be able to provide you with additional support should you find something difficult or don’t understand.
MODULE FOUR: Understanding Materials
Understanding the different types of material available for textile designers is very important. Understanding these basic materials will help you to focus on how your design will work before you get started.
MODULE FIVE: Creative Process - level 1
Having a creative process is essential when it comes to being a creative and unique designer. In this module, we will look at how you will develop your own creative process to help you to find inspiration and ideas which will work and stand out from everyone else.
MODULE SIX: Start Designing
Now is the time for you to start on your own design projects. You will have had some practice working on designs throughout this course to help you learn various techniques, but now it’s time for you to put your new skills to the test.
START DATE: Start Anytime
DURATION: 6-12 months (flexible)
COURSE FEE: £550
Once your course application has been accepted, we will contact you to let you know and then give you instruction on how to make your full course payment which you will need to pay before enrolment can be completed.
EMMA MAXWELL - Manchester, UK
“I totally loved this course! I knew nothing about Textle Design or how to apply my designs digitally until I completed this course. Highly recommended. Now I am ready for the Textile Design Level 2 Diploma Course”
ADAM WILSON - Belfast, NI
“The course tutor taught me so much in such a short time. As a mature student who has always wanted to learn textile design, this course gave me evrything I needed”
SCHOOL OF TEXTILE DESIGN COURSES
COMPLETE COURSES LIST 2023 - 2024
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Packaging Design Level 4
Visual Communication Level 4
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PROFESSIONAL + BUSINESS COURSES
Creative Thinking & Process Techniques PL5
Creative Team Building PL5
SHORT COURSES + WORKSHOPS
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