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Course summary

Fashion and Textiles at NTU is internationally recognised for the quality of its creative, industry-ready graduates. This textile design is unique in the UK, allowing you to explore the different areas of textile design before specialising in the creative areas of textile print, embroidery, weave and knit, as your work develops. As a young, ambitious designer, we'll introduce you to all aspects of textile design, investigating fundamental principles in colour, form, scale, pattern and composition. Supported by our expert academic and technical staff, you’ll learn traditional and digital techniques with access to our industry-standard facilities. The course has excellent links with industry, and students will get the chance to take part in live projects and competitions, gain work experience, and have the opportunity to visit fashion and textiles events overseas, such as Première Vision. Key features

  • Explore all aspects of textile design before choosing to specialise in print, embroidery, weave or knit.
  • Learn traditional and digital techniques, working with industry-standard digital machinery.
  • Experience live projects with companies like Romo, Liberty London, Next and Joules.
  • Take part in industry competitions with professional bodies such as PV NextGen, RSA, the Society of Dyers and Colourists, i-dott and Bradford Textile Society.
  • Visit international trade shows such as Première Vision in Paris, and take part in industry competitions.
  • There is an opportunity to apply for sponsorship with The Worshipful Company of Weavers.
  • Apply for a year-long paid graduate internship in New York working for the ASCENA brands.
  • Opportunity to apply for a European or international exchange to one of our partner institutions, such as RMIT in Australia.
  • Exhibit your work in your final year in our Showcase, with the opportunity to be selected for New Designers, London.
  • Gain a professionally accredited degree – this is the only textile design degree in the UK accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD).
  • NTU are ranked 16th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (The Guardian University Guide 2021).
Assessment Assessment is predominantly through coursework. You will receive feedback throughout each module and will be awarded a grade for your work. Employability This is the only Textile Design degree course in the UK that is accredited by the Chartered Society of Designers (CSD), giving you free membership during your studies. You’ll also have access to CSD online careers advice, guidance and vacancies. Graduates go into a variety of roles, including designing, buying and merchandising, global sourcing, textiles product development, styling and trend prediction, marketing and teaching. Recent graduate destinations include French Connection, Boden, Laura Ashley, Next, Ted Baker, and Topshop. Your space to create at NTU We’re committed to helping you explore, expand and refine your craft, as you discover new creative horizons with some truly great tools, equipment and workspaces. Visit our facilities hub at to find out more. Our students’ work – ‘We Are Creatives’ Explore our online showcase ‘We Are Creatives’ - celebrating the work of the School of Art & Design students. You will find a sneak peak of some of our students’ work and gain a real insight into what it’s like to be part of the NTU creative community at


[Year One]

  • Curiosity: Creative Exploration and Research (40 credit points, full year)
  • Curiosity: Creative Development and Application for Textile Design (80 credit points, full year)
[Year Two]
  • Curiosity: Creative Development and Application for Textile Design (80 credit points, full year)
  • Directions: Innovation and Transition for Textile Design (40 credit points, second half of the year)
  • Co Lab: Research, Exploration and Risk-taking (20 credit points, second half of the year)
  • Optional module. You will also choose one 20-credit module from:
-Material Stories 3D Materials and Exploration Trend Forecasting Buying, Merchandising and Product Fundamentals Digital Marketing and Communication Experimental Animation Model Making: Object and Narrative [Final year]
  • Resolutions: Culture and Context (20 / 40 credit points, full year)
- Resolutions: Practice and Context for Textile Design (100 / 80 credit points, full year)

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Points of entry

The following entry points are available for this course:

  • Year 1

Entry requirements

Qualification requirements

A lower offer may be made based on a range of factors, including your background (such as where you live and the school or college you attended), your experiences and individual circumstances (you may have been in care, for example). This is called a contextual offer and we get data from UCAS to make these decisions. NTU offers a student experience like no other, and this approach helps us to find students who have the potential to succeed here, but may have faced barriers that can make it more difficult to access university. We also consider equivalent qualifications and combinations. Please contact Nottingham Trent University Admissions team for further information.

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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
International £17200 Year 1

Additional fee information

Tuition fees are payable for each year that you are at University. The level of tuition fees for the second and subsequent years of your undergraduate course may increase in line with inflation and as specified by the UK government.
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