Humanities & Social Science,
CourseFashion Textile Design BA (Hons)
Full-time | Four years with a placement option
Become a fashion textile design specialist by combining a range of practical textile skills across print, stitch, embellishment and knit, with the complementary fashion design skills such as pattern cutting, construction, fashion illustration and digital portfolio promotion. Develop advancing research, conceptual, creative and technical abilities that allows you to determine your own creative direction. With opportunities to fuse fashion contexts and textile specialisms according to your personal style, technical direction and design focus.
The fashion industry is adapting to a rapidly changing world, which post-pandemic will require adaptable, flexible, and creative agents for change. We will help you to become a forward-thinking contemporary designer with a practical and creative understanding of responsible and sustainable design. You will learn to enhance the value, luxury, and craft of our traditional practice by embracing the digital design and communication technologies that are shaping the future of the industry.
Combine and specialise in textile processes such as knit, print and mixed media with fashion design development and exploration. Developing material realisations within a clear fashion outcome.
Gain valuable work experience by undertaking a year-long placement. Past students have landed roles at Helen Lawrence, Tommy Hilfiger, G-Star and Disney.
Our graduates have gone on to work at established brands such as Alexander McQueen, Vivienne Westwood, Ted Baker, French Connection, Next and Adidas Makers Lab.
Discuss your work and network with visiting lecturers, who have recently included industry professionals Phoebe English, Katie Roberts-Wood, Helen Bullock and David Longshaw.
Gain valuable international experience as part of your studies with our DMU Global programme. Previous trips have taken students overseas to visit global trade shows such as Première Vision in Paris.
The award-winning Vijay Patel Building houses our cutting-edge facilities including workshops for print, knit, plastics, 3D and digital textile printing, metal, wood and leather. Industry-standard facilities will allow you to explore and provide new creative directions for fashion-forward, luxury and innovative design outcomes.
We provide core workshop materials at no cost, and give cash awards – £150, £200 and £300 in years one, two and three respectively – to support personal materials/printing costs*.