This is a standalone module from the BA (Hons) in Fine Art, which can be studied in isolation or with other standalone modules. This module can help you to brush up on existing skills and it offers a taste of the full degree programme.
This module introduces students to the materials, techniques and terminology related to creative and technical textile processes. It introduces methods and applications of natural and synthetic fabrics and fibres. Exploring through samples and experiments the creative application of colour/resist/print/construction and digital applications.
- Developing safe working practice and health and safety awareness within the textile workshop and studio.
- Providing a contemporary and historical overview of the use of fabrics and fibres in art and design.
- Introduction to practical print textile techniques through: Print workshops, Dye workshop. Resist workshop. Properties and applications of procion dyes and pigments. Digital applications.
Introduction to practical constructed textile techniques through the use of:
- Construction workshops.
- Examination of constructed textiles.
- Fibres for weave and knit methods.
- Creative combination of the range of processes related to natural and synthetic fabrics and fibres.
- Presentation of written notes and workshop samples.
How To Apply
Our aim is to make it as easy as possible to secure your place on your ideal programme.
Simply download and complete the relevant application form and return it to our Admissions team as early as possible.
You can return your completed application form in person or by post to our Colchester
(for applications to Colchester and Clacton) or Braintree campuses:
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you want to apply for a full-time or part-time version of your chosen course. If you are applying full-time, you will need to apply through the
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Applying for a Part-Time Degree-Level course
The service cost £23 for a multi application and £12 for a single application in 2015, however it is possible this may increase for 2016 applicants.
Each course has a unique "course code" that you will need to make note of and use during your applciation. You can find out more information and
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All part-time degree-level courses are not offered through UCAS, and must be applied for directly through Colchester Institute.
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are given at this site, Colchester Institute's UCAS reference number is CINST C75.
Applying as an Part-Time International Student (EU only)
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procedure is made through UCAS and not directly with us.
Once we are notified of your acceptance we will request payment of your deposit for more information on fees and deposits
Students coming into the UK on a Tier 4 (General) student visa will only be eligible to apply
for full-time courses at a minimum NQF level 3
or above or full-time English Language Programmes.
Colchester Institute's International Student Application Form is available to download.
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- Certified copies of your academic qualifications
- Where appropriate, evidence of your English Language ability (IELTS or equivalent)
- A reference to confirm your status and suitability for the course.
- An email or correspondence address where we can keep in touch with you about your application
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Print off and complete the International Applications Form and return it to:
International Admissions Officer