Digital Manipulation and Pattern Design

Digital manipulation -  international summer schools

Course description

During this course you will explore the world of textile pattern design for the fashion, interiors and lifestyle industries. This will involve looking at trends (particularly in relation to colour) and generating your own design by using the landscape of Birmingham city as inspiration. You will work with staff to develop a repeating pattern or placement digital print, which you will then bring to life as either a scarf design on fabric or wallpaper drop and cushion.

What will you study?

print processes and computer aided design (CAD) skills. From this you will develop a moodboard based on a selected trend and also a range of visual outcomes through mediums including print, drawing, collage and digital photography. You will be given a choice of focussing on either the interiors or fashion industry, developing your ideas into a simple repeat pattern or placement print. This design will then be used to create either a sample scarf design or wallpaper drop and cushion. Your tutors will work with you to give you an understanding of fabric, colour and repeat.

The culmination of the course will be an exhibition of your final design outcome and CAD work.

Academic Status: Practice-based (non-credit bearing)
Dates:  Monday 17 July  - Friday 4 August 2023
Venue: City Centre Campus 
English language requirement: No formal qualification required; however all classes will be taught in English
Academic Pre-requisites: Level 3 or equivalent
Fee: £2,200