University of Huddersfield

Degree level: Undergraduate


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Course summary

Textiles is broad industry that thrives on innovation and ideas. A BA/BSc in Textiles will support your development towards a career as a Textile Designer, Surface Designer or Textile Craft Practitioner, allowing you to connect your creative potential to the wide-ranging possibilities that this diverse subject area has to offer. Why study Textile Design?

  • Explore and ultimately specialise in print, knit, weave or embroidery. Our academic and technical staff will help you gain practical hands-on skills, using hand techniques and digital technology, that can lead to the creation of materials and products used in the worlds of fashion, interiors or craft.
  • Discover the type of textile practitioner that you are. Our modules, which may be partnered with industry collaborators, will help you develop trend, sustainability and market awareness alongside the drawing, making, visualising and styling skills that can support a creative portfolio.
  • Investigate how textile design can emerge through creative play. Explore the process of drawing for textiles, research and develop from concept to creation and find resourceful and inventive ways to illustrate design and craft outcomes.
  • Advance your creative, professional and intellectual abilities that will prepare you for a future career in textiles, via industry experience opportunities such as sponsored projects, competitions, placements, guest lectures or freelance business development support.
As a Textiles student, you will have the chance to develop your artistic skills and experiment with a wide variety of techniques in our high-end facilities, workshops and flexible studio spaces. Sessions working with the materials and processes that shape textiles such as print, knit, weave, embroidery and digital design will help you discover the type of textile practitioner that you are. Understanding this could provide you with the skills needed for a career in one of the many of industries that employ textile graduates each year. Textiles has an 80% student satisfaction rating (NSS 2021). Professional links and accreditation: This course is accredited by the Textile Institute (, a worldwide organisation for textiles, clothing and footwear. This is reviewed every five years and is valid until 2021. Additional Costs - Materials: Initial materials are supplied for workshop sessions but you will also need to supply some of your own materials during the course. These will vary based on the specialism you choose, but could include sketchbooks, art equipment and materials for producing samples, and for printing or presenting your work. The costs of these items may vary based on the materials you choose and there is no limit on the amount you may wish to spend. However, as a guide, costs in recent years have ranged from approximately £280 to £530 per year.

Course details


Year 1 Core modules: Introduction to Professional Practice Introduction to Materials and Process Visual Research Introduction to Theory and Context Year 2 Core modules: Creative Professional Practice for Textiles Advanced Materials and Process Theoretical and Ethical Studies Drawing for Textiles Year 3 - optional placement year Final Year Core modules: Major Project - Textiles Research and Development for Textiles Option modules: Choose either - BA(Hons): Theory for Textiles Or BSc(Hons): Technical for Textiles

Assessment method

We adopt a range of assessment methods to test the learning outcomes within each module, and your assessment will include production of portfolios, research and development work, presentations, technical records and written assignments. Your module specification/course handbook will provide full details of the assessment criteria applying to your course.

Professional bodies

Professionally accredited courses provide industry-wide recognition of the quality of your qualification.

  • Textile Institute

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

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Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

Pass in Diploma Foundation Studies in Art and Design combined with A Level or BTEC qualifications, to total an equivalent of 120 UCAS tariff points. As a centre of creative excellence, we look forward to hearing about your own creative experiments and ambitions through a discussion of your portfolio at interview. Read our guidance on developing your portfolio and what to expect from your interview -!/?modal=fashion Other suitable experience or qualifications will be considered. For further information please see the University's minimum entry requirements.

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Additional entry requirements



English language requirements

If your first language is not English, you will need to meet the minimum requirements of an English Language qualification. The minimum for IELTS is 6.0 overall with no element lower than 5.5, or equivalent will be considered acceptable.

Read more about the University’s entry requirements for students outside of the UK on our 'Where are you from?' information pages.

Unistats information

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The student satisfaction data is from students surveyed during the Covid-19 pandemic. The number of student respondents and response rates can be important in interpreting the data – it is important to note your experience may be different from theirs. This data will be based on the subject area rather than the specific course. Read more about this data on the Discover Uni website.

Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £9250* Year 1
Northern Ireland £9250* Year 1
Scotland £9250* Year 1
Wales £9250* Year 1
Channel Islands £9250* Year 1
EU £15000* Year 1
International £15000* Year 1

*This is a provisional fee and subject to change.

Additional fee information

This information is for applicants applying to study at the University of Huddersfield in the academic year 2022/23. This information will be updated with 2023/24 tuition fees as information becomes available. If you are an EU or International student coming to study at the University of Huddersfield, please visit the International Fees and Finance pages for full details of tuition fees and support available - Please email the Student Finance Office ([email protected]) or call 01484 472210 for more information about fees and finance.

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