CAD for Textile Design

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  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Part-time (day & evening)
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 30 July 2018; 2 February 2019
  • Course duration: One week or five Saturdays

On this practical, Apple Mac-based course you’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to enhance your creativity and technical skills to create innovative textile designs and patterns.

Trend research, mood-board design and portfolio layouts will also be included.

This course is ideal for fashion and textile designers at all stages of their career, as well as technicians and teachers.

So long as you’ve an interest in textiles, fashion or surface pattern design you’ll be welcome to attend.

Ideally you’ll bring to the course fashion or textile designs that you’re currently working on or which inspire you, so as to ensure you get the most out of the practical projects.

The course leader will teach specific skills related to your own requirements.

What will you gain?

By the end of the course you’ll have a portfolio of new digital artwork that can be used for work or to enhance a CV or be a part of a college application.

You’ll also have a good understanding of how the computer can be used in different specialist areas such as print repeats and woven and knitted designs.

"I have come away buzzing, having exceeded all expectations." DP

"Loved the course. Brilliant tutor. I can now use everything I have learnt creatively!!" EL

"The tutor is very good at her job. I will be coming back next year." KM

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:

Email: creativeshortcourses@ntu.ac.uk

Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • learn how to digitise and develop your designs using computer aided design (CAD)
  • learn how designers use CAD today to create innovative new work and how they are thinking about textile design in the future
  • be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations and benefit from one-to-one tutorials to aid your development
  • learn how to create repeat patterns using Adobe Creative Suite to utilise your area of specialism: fashion print or textile design (knit, weave or embroidery)
  • learn how to create CAD flat drawings and garment shape mock ups that show off your designs
  • experiment with painting and drawing tools, image manipulation, pattern, repetition, texture and colour
  • learn how to create mood boards, colour palettes and portfolio layouts
  • research current trends in textile design and fashion print
  • have the opportunity to create your own brief based on your own area of interest and personal style.

The course will be taught on Apple Mac computers and whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.

You’ll also be shown how scanners and printers work.

  • Year One

How to apply

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

30 July - 3 August 2018

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

You can book your place via the NTU online store:

30 July - 3 August 2018

Please read our notes on the University's commitment to delivering the educational services advertised.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418