Hand Embroidery at Kingston University - UCAS

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Course summary

Reasons to choose Kingston

  • The hand embroidery techniques taught on this course are unique.
  • Small cohorts enable a high level of student/tutor contact time.
  • Learning through making – explore a kinaesthetic methodology across theory and practice.
  • Our commitment to high quality teaching has been recognised with a Teaching Excellence Framework (TEF) Gold rating. The University has received an overall rating of Gold, as well as securing a Gold award in the framework's two new student experience and student outcomes categories.
About this course This Hand Embroidery course is a specialist degree programme taught by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN). Hand embroidery techniques taught in the first and second year at the RSN are unique; no other provider in the world offers such teaching and learning. Students are expected to engage with experimental approaches to visual research and design, which underpins and informs all hand embroidery practice. Studio-based learning is by project, with individual and group tutorials and reviews enabling the individual views and knowledge of each student to be valued equally. Students are encouraged to challenge their creative ideas and individual outcomes through our supportive tutorial feedback process. Students are expected to engage with experimentation and enquiry to inform their theoretical and creative practice. The design of the curriculum connects theoretical and practice-based learning through thematic projects and learning opportunities. Future Skills Embedded within every course curriculum and throughout the whole Kingston experience, Future Skills will play a role in shaping you to become a future-proof graduate, providing you with the skills most valued by employers such as problem-solving, digital competency, and adaptability. As you progress through your degree, you'll learn to navigate, explore and apply these graduate skills, learning to demonstrate and articulate to employers how future skills give you the edge. At Kingston University, we're not just keeping up with change, we're creating it. Career opportunities Work in costume creation and high-end bespoke fashion design or heritage preservation and craft.


Example modules – Drawing for Design – Hand Embroidery Practice – RSN Technical Hand Embroidery – Contextual Studies: Hand Embroidery To view the full list of modules, please visit the University course webpage.

Assessment method

All modules have a Formative and Summative Assessment point.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

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Interview details will be provided by the Royal School of Needlework once your application has been received and considered by the admissions tutors.


Portfolio details will be provided by the Royal School of Needlework once your application has been received and considered by the admissions tutors.

English language requirements

Minimum English language requirements: If your first language is not English a certificate is required as evidence that you have an average IELTS score of 6.0 or equivalent. If you are applying as an international student and require a visa to study in the UK, you will also need a minimum of 5.5 in each individual component.

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Student Outcomes

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250 Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250 Year 1
Scotland £9250 Year 1
Wales £9250 Year 1

Additional fee information

For international fees, please visit: https://www.kingston.ac.uk/undergraduate/fees-and-funding/fees/ Please visit the provider course webpage for further information regarding additional course costs
Hand Embroidery at Kingston University - UCAS