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Course summary

The HND Textiles is a highly creative, design-led course for those with a passion for designing and creating, providing you with the opportunity to explore your creative potential. Through the process of experimentation with materials and media, you will establish your own design practice, with opportunities to design textiles for fashion, interiors and accessories. You will develop knowledge and key skills, such as interpreting briefs, planning, analysis and presentation of design ideas. Course work is mainly project-based and you are encouraged to experiment with a wide variety of materials and techniques. The programme provides a thorough grounding in textile processes, allowing you to develop a range of vocational skills relevant to a career in textiles. The lecturing team is composed of a dedicated group of professionals with a breadth of experience within the creative industries. Studying in our specially equipped fashion and textile department at West Highland College UHI, you will work on projects from the initial planning and research stages, through design and development, to the production of final outcome.

How to apply

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1
  • Year 2

Entry requirements for advanced entry (i.e. into Year 2 and beyond)

Successful completion of HNC Textiles (12 SCQF credits) may allow entry to year 2

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

UHI does not use Tariff points, and accepts a range of qualifications. Applicants with other relevant qualifications or experience will be considered on an individual basis.

Additional entry requirements


You must also submit an art portfolio that demonstrates your art and design skills and understanding of the creative process

English language requirements

TestGradeAdditional details
IELTS (Academic)5.5Overall score of 5.5 with no element below 5.0
PTE Academic50Minimum score of 50
TOEFL (iBT)72Min 72 or above with min 17 in each section

Our programmes are taught and examined in English. To make the most of your studies, you must be able to communicate fluently and accurately in spoken and written English in an academic environment and provide certified proof of your competence before starting your course. Please note that English language tests need to have been taken no more than two years prior to the start date of the course. The minimum English language requirements to study at the University of the Highlands and Islands are detailed below:

Further information on English Language Requirements can be found via the following link.

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Fees and funding

Tuition fees

England £7110 Year 1
Northern Ireland £7110 Year 1
Wales £7110 Year 1
Channel Islands £7110 Year 1
Republic of Ireland £7110 Year 1
Scotland £1285 Year 1
EU £7980 Year 1
International £7980 Year 1

Additional fee information

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Textiles at University of the Highlands and Islands (UHI) - UCAS