Professional Undergraduate Degree in Art, Textile Products and Derivatives
Innovation and reactivity: these are the key words for the textile industry which, more than many industries, has been deeply affected and modified by globalisation. New textiles are everywhere: competitive sports and the army are frequently testing grounds for new textile technologies which are later adapted for the general or specialised retail sectors. After a generation of functional (bioactive, climate sensitive, anti-UV, thermo-regulated) textiles, a new generation of ‘intelligent’ textiles is being developed. Introduction of these new textiles requires a new approach for the sector as a whole. Our ambition, with this Level II diploma, is to meet the major and growing requirements for technical managers specialised in the design and development of textile products and derivative products, whether in the sector of fashion or technical wear.
Changes in consumer patterns and subsequent changes in distribution methods have deeply modified the sector’s operating and recruitment requirements. The industry is reactive to demand and needs to employ individuals with initiative, who have listening and analytical skills and the ability to synthesise requirements and act quickly. Such skills cannot be developed without deep understanding of all the phases of the industry cycle. The industry requires innovation and creativity at every phase from creation and design through to the final customer. In terms of skills requirements, project managers are often required to present a range of skills that could be considered as being opposed or even paradoxical. Such requirements include analytical and synthesis skills, methodology and intuition, product and fashion awareness: a rich cocktail of logic and intuition, realism and creativity, rigour and imagination. The curriculum is geared toward this and presents its students with a wide range of cases, issues, and studies based on the current industrial situation. Using market studies, innovation considered as a vector of competitive differentiation (including semiotic aspects), the internal and external image of a company, standards and regulations, respect for the environment, and also English language and computer skills such as CAD, CAM, and information management via the internet.
Entry requirements :
There are thirty places available for the course and selection is based on an analysis of the application documents. Admission is open to holders of 2-year higher education diplomas (arts, design, materials...) or equivalent credentials.
Link to the curriculum for Textiles products and derivatives