Textile Design

Develop your unique textile design identity and create dynamic collections across a broad range of interior, fashion or lifestyle markets

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Key Facts



BA (Hons) Textile Design

Degree Duration

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 year degree


Pathways Available

International Year Zero


Start Dates

Degree Overview

This Textile design course covers an extensive programme of study that instils the practical, digital and professional skills required to become a designer in the contemporary global textile market.
You will have the opportunity to specialise in one of four areas of textile design – mixed media, print, knit or weave – and will cover the key applications of fashion, interior and lifestyle. Mixed media focuses on creating contemporary collections using design and crafting of embroidery and embellishment to build up surfaces. Print explores the translation of imagery onto textile surfaces with the inventive use of screen printing and dyeing processes. Constructed textiles, knit and weave concentrate on developing innovative textile structures through yarn and fibres.
Academic specialists and professionals aim to prepare you for a career in the international textile industry, whether that be working with high street brands, high value designers and bespoke makers, or as a self-employed entrepreneur. Employability skills are embedded into the curriculum, alongside opportunities to participate in live briefs set by industry experts and take part in prestigious competitions. Our expert teaching team will encourage you to take dynamic approaches to textile design that will influence the future of the industry and you will graduate as a forward-thinking, responsible

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You may incur additional costs during your education at the University over and above tuition fees in an academic year such as laptops, Stationary and additional resources.

Why Study this Degree

Recent students of this course have worked at Alexander McQueen, Primark, Berghaus, ASOS, Joules and Marks & Spencer.

This course has 95% employment rate according to :

Your Pathways

The International Year Zero is the first year of the four year undergraduate course. IYZ is designed to help you gain extra skills in your subject area, as well as English Language, before you continue to year one of your chosen University undergraduate degree course.

Following successful completion of the IYZ, you will continue onto Year One of your degree directly with the University of your choice.

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De Montfort University

Leicester-based DMU brings the highest standards in education to an inclusive, international curriculum with over 170 accredited courses.

De Montfort University Leicester (DMU) is a diverse university boasting of the highest standards in academics, extracurricular activities, sport, study abroad programmes and great career paths.

In 2021, DMU was named the best university in the UK for our careers and employability service, at the National Undergraduate Employability Awards.