Fashion Textiles - BA (Hons)

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Why study this course?

This course will enable you to use creative visualisation and drawing to develop design concepts alongside finished samples and products. You’ll develop research and practical skills, giving you a thorough understanding of the fashion process from concept to realisation.

More about this course

This Fashion Textiles BA (Hons) degree will prepare you for employment in the exciting sector of textile design for apparel. Textile designers for fashion products work for fashion brands and houses, design studios, textile manufacturers and as independent practitioners. It's a very large and diverse field of creative work, always hungry for new talent and full of opportunities for graduates.

Textiles for fashion can be very traditional in material, manufacture, colour and textural design but it can also be highly innovative using advanced, cutting-edge materials and technologies. In the sector there is an increasing use of hybrid materials and approaches, incorporating metals, natural and synthetic polymers, glass, ceramic and other component elements into bold and innovative textiles for fashion design. There is also increasing research into and adaptation of historic materials and processes for textile design, where the value of a different approach founded in more local procurement, slower and more careful design and fabrication, with more thought given to the longevity and durability of designed products, has become recognised.


You will be assessed via formative, summative, diagnostic, peer and self-assessment methods and by your studio work, workshops and digital projects and exercises. You’ll be given regular feedback throughout the course.

Fees and key information

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UCAS code W232
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Entry requirements

In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:

  • a minimum of grades BBC in three A levels in relevant subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)
  • a portfolio review
  • English Language GCSE at grade C (grade 4) or above (or equivalent)

We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. Suitable applicants living in the UK will be invited to a portfolio interview. Applicants living outside the UK will be required to submit a portfolio of work via email.

All applicants must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. Applicants who require a Tier 4 student visa may need to provide a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.

Modular structure

Example Year 1 modules include:

  • Critical and Contextual Studies 1 (3D)
  • Workshop Practice
  • 3D Design Principles
  • 3D Visual Research and Communication

Example Year 2 modules include:

  • Critical and Contextual Studies 2 (3D)
  • Design Resolution
  • Materials, Technology and Markets
  • 3D Design

Example Year 3 modules include:

  • Critical and Contextual Studies 3
  • World of Work
  • Major Project Realisation: Fashion Textiles
  • 3D Project Design and Development

After the course

Whether you aspire to be a craftsperson or a designer for the fashion industry working for a huge high street brand or a couture house, Fashion Textiles BA (Hons) will prepare you for a bright and exciting career.

Additional costs

Please note, in addition to the tuition fee there may be additional costs for things like equipment, materials, printing, textbooks, trips or professional body fees.

Additionally, there may be other activities that are not formally part of your course and not required to complete your course, but which you may find helpful (for example, optional field trips). The costs of these are additional to your tuition fee and the fees set out above and will be notified when the activity is being arranged.

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How to apply

If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.

Non-EU applicants looking to study part-time should apply direct to the University. If you require a Tier 4 (General) student visa, please be aware that you will not be able to study as a part-time student at undergraduate level.

When to apply

The University and Colleges Admissions Service (UCAS) accepts applications for full-time courses starting in September from one year before the start of the course. Our UCAS institution code is L68.

If you will be applying direct to the University you are advised to apply as early as possible as we will only be able to consider your application if there are places available on the course.

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