Language
English
Start date
September 2021
Duration
Full Time: 3 years
Part time: 6 years
Mode
Full-time
Tuition fees
Full Time: 585 000 ₽ per year
Part time: 365 000 ₽ per year
Payment by installments is possible
BA (Hons) Textile Design
About the course
The programme enables students to reach the high level of refinement necessary for the professional marketplace and to produce a diverse range of artifacts — such as experimental clothing and accessories, objects and surfaces for interiors, site-specific pieces and conceptual works for exhibition or commission. The emphasis is on questioning function and tradition to arrive at fresh, lively alternatives for a sophisticated market.

You will work with traditional techniques and integrate new technologies in large workshops, with expert technical support. Our students are using the latest digital textiles printing, laser cutting and rapid prototyping equipment as well as the traditional well-equipped workshop to develop their practice.

A particular feature of the course is its practical workshop programme, establishing and refining your understanding of the tactile qualities and properties of materials and how they can be manipulated to express your ideas. This awareness and sensibility is also developed through progressive studio projects, providing an initial framework for individual research and creative interpretation, which eventually allows you to focus your interests and establish your unique identity.

The degree can potentially lead to a wide range of career opportunities, from small business, to design for manufacture, unique artifacts for exhibition and commission, museums and collectors, running workshops, teaching, curating and retail, journalism and styling, as well as postgraduate study.

The programme is currently validated under the title BA (Hons) Design Crafts (Textiles), but it will be officially replaced with BA (Hons) Textile Design for all new students enrolled starting from Sept 2021. This new title is subject to approval by University of Hertfordshire, this process will be completed by the end of May 2021.
Programme Structure
Year 1: Modules
The student experience is focused on developing the basic design ‘toolbox’ skills required by design crafts. Students will become familiar with design practices and processes including visual language, design and communication, materials, techniques, vision, function, construction, production, decision-making and challenges. Students will develop drawing, computer, workshop and presentation skills through focused project activity. A module in critical and cultural studies will enable the students to develop study skills and gain a broader knowledge of relevant cultural and historical matters. There are inductions to general health and safety issues in relation to best practice in a studio environment.

Level 4 modules:

- Introduction to Core Design Skills
- Introduction to Design Principles
- Professional Design Studio
- Design Theory L4
Year 2: Modules
Practical work in workshops and implementation of companies’ projects allow students to improve understanding of the methods which are used by professionals as well as to expand their knowledge and improve professional skills. The implementation of projects helps to develop their own ideas and identify their advantages, while practical training incorporates current design practices and the opportunity to interact with the professional community.

Level 5 modules:

- Core Design Skills
- Design Principles (Textiles)
- Professional Design Studio
- Design Theory L5
Year 3: Modules
During their final year leading to the degree of Bachelor of Arts students can study either in Moscow or in the UK depending on their choice. This year is designed to prepare the student for the world of work. It focuses on developing and consolidating key skills and provides the student with opportunities to work on external projects. During their third year, students improve their communication and presentation skills, actively participating in various competitions; they write degree essay along with project-related activities. The degree project combines accumulated experience, so graduates can demonstrate their achieved level.

Level 6 modules:

- Major Degree Project (Textiles)
- Professional Design Studio
- The Degree Essay L6
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How to apply
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Entry exams

Applicants who apply for Year 1 of British higher education courses, need to sit the following:

- English exam
- Portfolio assessment
- Entry interview

During the admission exams, the admissions staff will arrange a convenient date and time for demonstration of portfolio and interview, after that, the matriculant will be allowed to pass the English test. 

English test is not required for students from English-speaking countries or if an IELTS or equivalent certificate is produced. For international students we can organise skype entry interviews. In such cases the portfolio can be sent via email.
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Required level of English

IELTS band 6.0 (or equivalent certificate). Along with the IELTS results, the following certificates are also accepted:

- CAE (Certificate in Advanced English);
- FCE (First Certificate in English).

If a prospective student does not have an IELTS certificate of the required level but successfully passed BHSAD English test as part of BHSAD entrance exams, he/she needs to obtain an IELTS certificate before the start of the first semester on Year 1.
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Required portfolio

The range of work in your portfolio should cover a broad spectrum of media, materials and approaches. Projects may be submitted in different disciplines including but not limited to graphics, drawing, painting, textile, photography, decorative art, design, web-design, animation.

First of all, the admission committee would like to see how you can generate and develop your ideas; that is why, besides finished projects, the portfolio should also include notebooks with sketches, sketchbooks, written works (articles, essays, if any). Please try to present examples of the best and most recent projects which reflect your creative abilities.

Your portfolio needs to be printed (А3 format or larger). Animation and CG works should be presented on CDs or memory sticks. It advisable to show photographs of large works which otherwise would be difficult to transport. 
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Interview procedure

Prospective students will be asked questions regarding their education and professional background in order to make a final decision about admission on to the course. Please be ready to tell the interview panel about yourself, your design experience and projects in your portfolio. 

You may be asked about the history of creation of a particular work and the context of its creation. The panel may ask you about well-known designers to learn about the influence of creative activities of other designers and artists on you, the reason why you follow them and the main incentive for your development in terms of your occupation.
FAQ

How can I apply?

Applicants need to provide the following documents:

- online application form
- copy or the original of previous education certificates and academic qualifications.
- 2 photos 3×4
- copy of your passport

After the necessary documents are provided you need to sign the contracts. For applicants under 18 presence of one of the parents is required. More details about the application process can be found in the “How to apply” section of the website.

What is the language of delivery?

The education at BHSAD is provided by an international team of lecturers but the working language is always English for our British programmes.

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