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Textile Design (BA)

Bachelor of Arts
Typical Offer
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3 years
Course Type
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About this course

Whether you’re interested in textiles for fashion, interiors, or products, our BA Textile Design course will nurture your creative, practical and professional skills. Learn to create contemporary textiles using our first-class digital and traditional knit, print and weave facilities. You’ll learn how to become a textile designer and 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 engage with industry and deepen your design practice in the second year, before you define yourself as a designer in your final year.

We have a vibrant, creative art-school campus with superb studio space and equipment, such as:

  • 3 Shima Seiki computerised knitting machines and hand operated knitting machines
  • an industry-standard Mimaki fabric printer and a screen printing lab
  • a variety of looms, including an electronic dobby loom
  • CAD software packages
  • 3D printing and laser cutting

You’ll learn traditional, manual processes alongside cutting-edge, digital techniques. We also strongly emphasise the future of the textiles industry, by exploring current issues such as sustainability.

As part of this textiles degree you can:

  • take an optional year in employment to gain work experience
  • take part in industry design competitions
  • study overseas at one of our partner universities in Europe, Canada or other international exchange destinations
  • 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'll also have the opportunity to work on live briefs with businesses in the industry. Previous students have worked with:

  • Rarethreads
  • Blendworth
  • Bobble

We regularly review our courses to ensure and improve quality. This course may be revised as a result of this. Any revision will be balanced against the requirement that the student should receive the educational service expected. Find out why, when, and how we might make changes.

Our courses are regulated in England by the Office for Students (OfS).

What's it like to study Textile Design at Southampton

Find out more about the undergraduate degree in Textile Design at Winchester School of Art from our staff and students.

Course location

This course is based at Winchester.

Awarding body

This qualification is awarded by the University of Southampton.

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