This Textiles BA course is full of creativity and energy. You’ll learn technical skills through exploring a variety of subject areas, including textile design for interiors and fashion and accessories.
Throughout the course you'll have opportunities to produce collections of textiles, surface techniques and garments, all of which will be showcased in a professional setting in your final year.
You’ll have numerous opportunities to enter local and international competitions. We offer opportunities to exhibit your work. Our previous students have undertaken work placements with, and some have even gone on to work for, Julien McDonald, Edward Crutchley, Mark Fast, Toogood, Mary Katrantzou, Alexander McQueen, ASOS, Timberland, The British Museum, Camira Fabrics, Toynbee Hall and Tissage hand made rugs.
In the most recent Destinations of Leavers from Higher Education (DLHE) survey, 100% of all 2017 graduates from this course were in work or further study within six months.
Our expert team includes professional textile artists, practitioners and designers, as well as product designers in fashion and interiors who lecture and mentor you to support your learning.
After undertaking workshops in print, weave, knit and mixed media you'll go on to pursue specific interests and material specialisation through both studio and contextual study.
While experimenting with digital textile printing and laser cutting, as well as learning traditional techniques, you'll also have opportunities to take part in a number of additional workshops that include dyeing, rug making and computer-aided design (CAD) skills (Photoshop and Illustrator) and to collaborate with London Met students studying jewellery or fashion degrees across a wide range of projects.
As you progress, you'll gain an understanding of commercial, ethical and industry standards as you undertake projects and work placements, develop professionalism and establish networks to further your career.
We’re proud to have industry links and live projects with multinational companies such as Adidas, Gainsborough Silk Weaving Co, Edward Crutchly, Lyle & Scott, The Print Archivist, furniture retailers Heal’s and Ligne Roset, Thornback Peel and Tissage rugs.
Successful graduate designers include Majeda Clarke, Vicky Cowin, Stephaine Witts, Lisa Bloomer and Claire Whelan.
You'll be assessed via project work and essays, individual and group design practice and a final major show and dissertation.
In addition to the University's standard entry requirements, you should have:
If you do not have traditional qualifications or cannot meet the entry requirements for this undergraduate degree, you may still be able to gain entry by completing the Fashion and Textiles Extended Degree or the Art and Design Extended Degree (with Foundation Year).
Applicants who do not meet entry requirements but have a strong portfolio along with work experience will be considered.
To study a degree at London Met, you must be able to demonstrate proficiency in the English language. If you require a Tier 4 student visa you may need to provide the results of a Secure English Language Test (SELT) such as Academic IELTS. For more information about English qualifications please see our English language requirements.
If you need (or wish) to improve your English before starting your degree, the University offers a Pre-sessional Academic English course to help you build your confidence and reach the level of English you require.
We encourage applications from international/EU students with equivalent qualifications. We also accept mature students with diverse backgrounds and experiences.
If you're studying full-time, each year (level) is worth 120 credits.
Example Year 1 (Level 4) modules include:
Example Year 2 (Level 5) modules include:
Example Year 3 (Level 6) modules include:
“The difference between London Met and many other universities is the focus on post-graduation employment. There is a great emphasis on practical skills for the workplace and the importance of workshops and hands-on experience."
National Student Survey
"Art and design based modules run alongside business studies to help us as upcoming designers, to understand the real working world. The highlight of my experience at London Met was the live project that we undertook with Marks & Spencer. Not only was this an incredible experience at the time, but by maintaining this connection I was employed by M&S a few short months after my studies ended. It is this approach to practical skills and focus on careers that London Met should be commended for.”
National Student Survey
“Studio culture has transformed the experience for me. I really appreciate the chance to explore what my practice may be when I graduate. Teaching staff have been excellent, giving me just enough freedom to explore, but not so much that I get lost! Excellent facilities. Excellent technicians.”
National Student Survey
“The work placement is excellent. The study visits are good for bonding and learning and tutors have good contacts with the industry. My time at London Met on the textile design course was brilliant! I was so stimulated and enriched by the projects and seminars. It not only taught me in-depth textile knowledge but also key life skills and a lot about myself. The teachers are open minded and supportive, always looking for new ways to help you achieve your potential and bring out your creativity."
National Student Survey
"The best thing for me was the variety of subjects you could study. I even tried my hand at textile jewellery designing which I loved! I enjoyed my time and experiences at London Met so much that I applied to do a postgraduate course there!”
National Student Survey
Our graduates have gone on to work at companies including Timberland, Harrods, the Fashion Model Directory and River Island.
London Met textile design student Majeda Clarke was shortlisted for a Bemz Design Award and went on to create her latest collection with UNESCO.
Other roles include self-employed designer-maker, industrial designer, buyer, technologist and stylist, or you could consider progressing to a master's in your field.
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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If you're a UK/EU applicant applying for full-time study you must apply via UCAS unless otherwise specified.
Non-EU applicants for full-time study may choose to apply via UCAS or apply direct to the University. 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.
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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