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Textile Design (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Length of course
3 years, starts September 2020
Course type
UCAS course code

About this course

Whether you’re interested in textiles for fashion, interiors, or products, our textile design course will nurture your creative, practical and professional skills. Learn to create exquisite textiles using our first-class digital and traditional knit, print and weave facilities. You’ll be supported by highly experienced textile designers, and have opportunities to gain industry experience throughout your studies.

You’ll explore different aspects of textile design in your first year, then choose to specialise in woven, knitted or printed textiles for the rest of your degree. You'll study on a vibrant, creative art school campus with access to superb studio space and equipment, such as:

  • Shima Seiki and Dubied knitting machines

  • an industry-standard Mimaki printer

  • a jacquard loom

You’ll learn traditional manual processes alongside cutting-edge digital techniques, and explore emerging industry issues through the innovative Textile Futures module.

As part of your degree, you can:        

  • take an optional Year in Employment to gain work experience between your second and third year of studies

  • spend a semester working on real industry briefs, or studying overseas at one of our partner universities in Europe, Canada or other international exchange partners.

  • visit studios and attend talks from external industry speakers

  • take part in private views and the degree show at Winchester School of Art, all of which are attended by professionals from creative industries

You can download the course details, including modules, in the programme specificationPDF opens in a new window (PDF, 403.4 KB).

Location and awarding body

The course location is Winchester campus in Winchester. The awarding body is University of Southampton.