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LC114
Design (Fashion, Knitwear and Textiles - Restricted)

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Undergraduate awards typically reflect three to five years of study after secondary school and include Ordinary (Level 7) and Honours Bachelor Degrees and Higher Diplomas (Level 8's).

Undergraduate awards may be achieved directly or through a series of progression steps. Learners may choose to progress upwards from a Level 5 to a Level 6, Level 7 and finally a Level 8.

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This unique Bachelor of Arts in Design in Fashion Knitwear and Textiles, offers students the opportunity of training in areas specific to fashion knitwear design and production within the clothing sector and also knitted textile design, focusing on areas which include accessories for fashion, interior accessories and fine art textiles.

This programme offers students the prospect of working on live, collaborative projects in conjunction with the knit sector and a work placement within industry.

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The popularity of knitwear design within the existing internationally recognised BA in Fashion Design programme is evidenced by the previous success of students in recent knit competitions including the RDS Competition in Knit and Crochet (2011), Persil Fashion Awards (2010) and international competitions including Mittel Moda.

A Portfolio is required  as part of the application process.


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On successful completion of the programme, graduate employment opportunities include: Fashion Knitwear Designer,  Manufacturing and production technician, Hand knitting pattern specialist, Stylist, Knitwear Pattern Cutter, Trend Forecasting, Fashion Knitwear Buying and Merchandising, Fashion Journalism, Accessory Design.



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