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After completing the Level 3 Extended Diploma in Textiles at Hull College, Jodie went on to Leeds College of Art and is already making a splash with her designs exhibiting in Paris, Brussels and New York.

Why did you choose to study at Hull College?

The great facilities the College had to offer including a print room, dye lab, weaving looms and studio. Also the fact that the course was coursework-based and not exam-based.

What did/do you enjoy most about studying at Hull College?

Using the print room and dye labs

What has been your career path up until now?

After leaving Hull College, I went on to study Printed Textiles and Surface Pattern design at university.

What does your job involve?

I don't have a specific role at the minute as I am only just finishing university, but I am on a list for freelance at WHSmith.

What has been the highlight of your career so far?

2016 was a busy year. In February I exhibited at Premiere Vision in Paris where I met Lemon Ribbon who I completed a placement with. I was shortlisted in a live brief with Tigerprint and also came second in a live brief with Hallmark where I won a cash prize and another placement. I also exhibited at Surtex NY as well as MoOD in Brussels, all with Leeds College of Art.

I was shortlisted for the Mollie Makes magazine handmade awards under the ‘Youth’ category and got to present future business ideas to the panel of Pinterest and Etsy, which was very exciting.

I also won a student award and bursary at The Textile Society. I have recently been highly commended by Paper Rose for a card competition for Paperchase.

What are your hopes and dreams for the future?

I would like to do a Masters in children's book illustration. I also would like my own business as a freelance illustrator and surface pattern designer.

Have your studies helped you to achieve your career aims?

Yes, if it wasn’t for my course I wouldn’t of had all of the opportunities made available to me or gained the awards I've won.

What would you say to inspire current and future students?

It is a really hard industry to get into so only do it if your heart is 100% into it.

This makes the long days and late nights and working weekends A LOT easier as you get to do what you love everyday. Also be yourself, so many people try to be someone else and reproduce others work and this doesn't really get you anywhere. Find out what you want and your style - this can take a while but once you've found it it will be worth it as designs with the makers personality shining through really stand out.

To see more of Jodie's work you can visit her website or etsy page.

Courses

Level 2

Art and Design

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The Level 2 Diploma in Art and Design allows you to develop skills in a wide variety of specialist areas to enable learners to progress onto Level 3 specialist art and design courses offered at the college.

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Art and Design

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

This is a 2 year creative and practical course exploring a broad range of media, techniques and processes designed to develop your understanding of a number of disciplines within the creative industries.

Level 4

Art and Design

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

As part of the course, you will research into the historical context of your practical work. The programme encourages individual focus and works towards a self-directed approach to study. You will be encouraged to build a portfolio of work in preparation for progression to Higher Education or professional practice.

Level 1

Art, Design and Media

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The Level 1 Diploma in Art, Design and Media offers learners the opportunity to develop skills using a wide range art and design media and techniques.

Level 1

Ceramics or Glass Masterclass

Key course information

10 Weeks

Hull College

Various Days

Part Time

This course offers students the opportunity to learn the basics of modelling in clay, slab building, throwing on the wheel, press moulding and a range of decorative processes such as glazing and slip decoration as well as developing skills in Kiln Forming Processes. More experienced students will extend their skills...

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Design for Surface Pattern and Textiles

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

This 2 year hands on creative and experimental course encourages you to draw, design and make for fashion, interiors, wallpaper, giftwrap, illustration, art and craft.

Level 1

Drawing & Painting

Key course information

College Certificate

10 Weeks

Hull College

Various Days

Part Time

Level 4

FD 3D Design

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The new 3 Dimensional design degree aims to bridge the widening creative industry requirements for creative thinkers and practitioners. If you wish to broaden your understanding of design thinking and ideas generation alongside concept development and making, then this course is for you.

Level 4

FD Creative Writing

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The creative possibilities of the written word are enhanced and invigorated by working collaboratively alongside exciting new and established artists across a city that hosted a year-long festival of spectacular culture. Hull’s legacy is utterly creative and a writing course marks the start of a fulfilling and satisfying industry career...

Level 4

FD Fashion and Textiles

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The fashion & textile industries are an exciting and vibrant area in which to pursue your future career. Our FD in Fashion and Textiles is a 360 creative examination giving you the fundamentals to develop your own identity as an emerging practitioner. Based in an open studio environment the course...

Level 4

FD Fine Art

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

During the Foundation Degree in Fine Art and Curation you will be part of a supportive community of practitioners committed to helping you develop your practice and achieve your creative goals. Through practical and theoretical classes, the programme aims to develop your making skills, hone your contextual understanding and allow...

Level 4

FD Games Development

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Our Games Development course is underpinned by the working practices of the games industry. We utilise some of the leading games technologies and best practices to enable you to create anything you can imagine, with access to HTC Vive, and Oculus Rift development platforms, you can literally create a whole...

Level 4

FD Graphic Design and Illustration

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The FD Graphic Design and Illustration degree utilises visual communication as a means of problem solving for clients, firstly through the development of personal style and process before tapering this individuality into a more industry ready skillset. There are many creative opportunities for visual experimentation and students are encouraged to...

Level 4

FD Photography and the Moving Image

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The aim of this dynamic Foundation degree is to encourage critical and creative perspectives within photography and the digital moving image, whilst developing professional practices for the creative industries. The programme encourages and values imaginative and individual approaches to all forms of image capture whilst exploring current and emerging technologies...

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Fashion and Clothing

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Looking to work in fashion? The Level 3 Art and Design (Fashion) Study Programme teaches you how to create and design your own collection - with exciting project briefs that will help you develop the skills and attributes you need to succeed in the exciting and fast-paced fashion industry.

Level 4

Fashion

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The Level 4 Art and Design Fashion Specialist Study Programme gives you a fantastic experience into many areas of Fashion, preparing you for employment or Higher Education.

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Fine Art

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Over the 2 year Study Programme, students will explore, experiment and expand their knowledge and abilities through both research and practical experience in the studio.

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Foundation Diploma in Art and Design

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

Are you passionate about Art & Design? Do you want to be a Fashion Designer, Fine Artist, Photographer, Graphic Designer or Architect? Not sure how to make the first step? Then the new Art & Design Foundation course at Hull College is your starting point.

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Graphic Design

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The Graphic Design Study Programme is built around you, and is designed to develop your creative, technical and academic ability, looking at many aspects of graphic design from brand management and corporate identity, through to illustration, animation and editorial design.

Level 7

MA Creative Practice

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Part Time

The MA Creative Practice is for artists and creatives looking to develop their practice. Progressing on from any arts course, you’ll have full access to the facilities at the college with a focus on making and understanding your art - learning where to situate the work in the context of...

Level 4

Photography

Key course information

1 Year

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

The level 4 Photography course focuses on the specialist skills within the medium. Exercises are designed to further develop your visual language and prepare your body of work for Higher Education.

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Photography

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

If you enjoy taking photographs and want to learn more about studio and location photography then this is the course for you. Photography is a creative and inspiring career choice.

Level 1

Printmaking

Key course information

College Certificate

10 Weeks

Hull College

Various Days

Part Time

Creatively explore and develop visual studies of printmaking processes in ten 3-hour sessions, with each term emphasising on a specific process. Students will have continuous support, guidance and constructive advice by experience tutors in the College’s creative labs. Each class will provide a rich and informative opportunity to develop and...

Level 3 (A Level Equivalent)

Spatial and Product Design with Architecture pathway

Key course information

2 Years

Hull College

Various Days

Full Time

This course could be your route into a range of design jobs. Whether your ambition is to pursue a career as an architect, interior designer or theatre designer, or to follow a product or craft design route.