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Textiles and materials:

fabric encompasses the macro and micro of the cultural landscape as we know it. Discover a multidisciplinary approach to designing materials, in which science, craft and technology collide.

Central Saint Martins
BA (Hons) Textile Design Opens in a new window.
Chelsea College of Arts
BA (Hons) Textile Design Opens in a new window.
London College of Fashion
BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Embroidery Opens in a new window.
BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Knit Opens in a new window.
BA (Hons) Fashion Textiles: Print Opens in a new window.
  • Model bending in impossible pose with beige background, wearing a textured blue and peach bodysuit. Work by Aixa Jemmott-Musin on BA (Hons) Textile Design course at Central Saint Martins.
    Aixa Jemmott-Musin, BA (Hons) Textile Design, Central Saint Martins
  • Multiple fabric sculptures using green, pink, and lavender yarn hanging in gallery setting. Work by Amelia (Mia) Rodney on BA (Hons) Textile Design course at Chelsea College of Arts.
    Amelia (Mia) Rodney, BA (Hons) Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts
  • Student work showing picture of person with head and face covered with colourful textile helmet
    Yi Han, BA (Hons) Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts
  • Shoko Otake, BA (Hons) Textile Design, Chelsea College of Arts

The courses in this list are at undergraduate degree level. We also offer the following course in this subject area at pre-degree level:

See the Pre-degree courses page for more information.

Student spotlight:

Zeynep

"The diverse student body at UAL means being around many different skill sets, personalities and perspectives on the world."

Zeynep completed a Foundation Diploma in Art and Design before her degree and this helped with her decision to specialise in textile design at Central Saint Martins. Through open briefs, she’s been able to work on exciting projects and learn how to tell a story with her creations. She’s already had the opportunity to exhibit her work and found the process of sharing her ideas an enriching experience.

"I was always certain that I wanted to study something related to the fashion and textile industry, but my experience in the subject was limited. I decided to study a foundation course as I felt this would let me explore my curiosity in these subjects and understand my capabilities as a designer.

A recent project involved exploring a topic of my choice related to print, knit and weave. Being able to pick my own theme was important because I could choose a personal topic I was really excited about. I’ve now discovered how to tell a story through the textiles techniques I’ve learnt and this project has been my biggest achievement to date.

Being a UAL student is a rewarding experience, not only in terms of the opportunities on offer but also the overall ethos – particularly the creative freedom we’re given. The facilities, workshops and technical support we have access to makes any project achievable.

A lot of my learning comes from my peers. The diverse student body at UAL means being around many different skill sets, personalities and perspectives on the world. As an international student from Turkey, being in London has also enriched my experience. It has opened countless avenues because of the people I’ve met, the connections I’ve made and the things I’ve seen.

Don’t be afraid of London. It can be overwhelming at first, but you’ll get used to it. There are so many opportunities and people and they’ll make your experience unforgettable. Work hard, meet people, make the most of London and take risks!”

Zeynep Agirbas

BA (Hons) Textile Design, Central Saint Martins

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