Textile Design

Learn about textiles through hands-on experimentation and design thinking. Students will explore the role of textiles within society and investigate areas such as the social and environmental impact of textiles, health and well-being, and inclusive design

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Key Facts



BDes (Hons) Textile Design

Degree Duration

3 years

Pathways Available

International Year Zero

4 years :

1 year pathway + 3 years degree


Start Dates

Degree Overview

As part of a vibrant studio and workshop culture, students will develop skills in traditional textile processes like screen printing and knit and stitch, alongside more contemporary technologies like 3D printing and laser cutting. Through these mediums, students will build and expand their knowledge of colour, structure, pattern, and form.

Dundee is a UNESCO City of Design and home to the V&A Dundee. The city has a rich textile history, and many of our graduates establish themselves in the surrounding area, as well as across the world.

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  • This course will be taught by the Dundee Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design

Why Study this Degree

Gain core skills in printed and knitted textile design while developing an understanding of the ways textiles can be used in society

Our students and graduates regularly win top awards through live industry briefs, international competitions and at the annual graduate showcase, New Designers.

Many graduates have successful careers as textile designers

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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University of Dundee

Ranked in The Guardian's Top 20 UK Universities in 2021, the University of Dundee prides itself on three things: Impactful research, an excellent student experience and a community campus in the city.

Situated beside the majestic River Tay, Dundee is Scotland’s sunniest city. It also has the highest student ratios per head of population anywhere in the UK so there is an exciting and diverse range of nightlife, leisure activities and culture.