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Art & Design

Fashion Design

BA Textile & Fashion

4 years

€2083 pa

Programme profile

With the exception of the foundation [propaedeutic year], in which the design assignments are mostly experimental in nature, the following three years of the programme are fully devoted to the development of a professional collection or project. The programme devotes much attention to reflection and research. The time in which we live as well as the past, the arts and the social context are important. Designers should by nature be interested in the new and unfamiliar. Rather than limiting themselves to their own domain, an interest in other disciplines such as art, sociology, anthropology, semiotics, psychology and visual culture is required, allowing them to draw artistic, practical and theoretical knowledge from these sources in order to develop a unique vision and create authentic work in the form of a collection. Of course, designers will also familiarise themselves with the textile and fashion world to determine their own role and place in the industry.

Programme content

The first year is a foundation year, which is followed by the main phases. After the second and third years, the final year is completed with an internship, a thesis and a fashion collection or textile project.

The foundation phase can be regarded as an orientation year in which the students, during the first semester, explore challenges in both disciplines with regard to form, 3D, materials and techniques.

Each academic year is divided into clusters which each represent a specific domain in the programme and become more refined and distinctive with each study year. These clusters are:
- Design I: textile design, fashion design
- Design II: technical design (textile) , technical design (fashion)
- Visualisation: visual development, photography
- Drawing: model drawing, 2D forms and colour studies, fashion drawing
- Theory: art history, fashion, textile and design history, thesis
- Other: internship, Individual Study Track

Entry Requirements

2 A-Levels and 4 GCSEs or relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma

Six passes at Leaving Cert [two at H4]
A relevant FETAC/QQI Level 5 qualification will be considered.

Yes: portfolio and drawing test


Yes: Letter of Motivation

10 October

24 May