Our Textile Design* course has an outstanding reputation for producing innovative, professional designers. We look for talented people who will develop their own ‘handwriting’, both anticipating and setting future trends within this field.
You’ll work alongside your peers where we foster a culture of creativity. We value the importance of personal engagement and celebrate diversity that informs creativity. The course offers you the opportunity to develop your creative practice through experimental engagement with materials and processes in stimulating and well-resourced studios and workshops.
The course actively engages with contemporary and global issues relevant to the practice of printed textile and surface design as: sustainability, collaborative practices and innovation in surface and textiles. Tutors are experienced educators, researchers and practitioners in the field of textile and surface design. Through their diverse links you will engage with a breadth of contemporary approaches.
The course is committed to external and professional practices with relevant currency, so that our graduates are fully prepared for direct employment by high street and designer brands, further study, self-employment or business start-ups.
You will be given opportunities to experience industry-standard trade fairs which in the past have included Indigo (Paris), MoOD (Belgium), Surtex (USA), and New Designers (London). You will also have opportunities to participate in a number of live briefs, competitions and employment related activities to ensure that you are as best prepared for industry as possible.
* Course previously known as Printed Textiles & Surface Pattern Design.