University of the Arts London

Course Introduction

BA Textile Design explores the three main textile design practices ' print, knit and weave ' alongside digital and non'traditional approaches to textile design, trend prediction and presentation. It also offers workshops in alternative surface treatments, media and technologies. Our current industry collaborations include work with Gainsborough Silk Weaving Co Ltd, WGSN, Worshipful Company of Weavers, Ballantines, Gianfranco Ferr', Vanners. Polartec, Timothy Everest, Anthropologie, Next and The Wellcome Trust. Our graduates work in a wide range of careers as designers, designer'makers, researchers, buyers, stylists, illustrators, in concept and trend forecasting, in the theatre or in journalism, and many go on to postgraduate study. You'll have the chance to study two or three of the specialist areas, print, knit and weave, gradually learning which suits your talents best, before you decide which of them to study in depth. The course is taught at Central Saint Martins, King's Cross.

Course Modules

3 specialist pathways: Knit; print and weave.

Duration & Attendance Qualification Tuition fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £17,230  Academic year. First year overseas fees
3 years
Full Time
BA (Hons) £9,000  Academic year. First year home fees

Qualifications required:

  • Art Foundation Diploma P-D
  • IELTS 6.0
  • Interview
  • SQA Higher
  • International Baccalaureate
  • GCE A-level
  • BTEC National Diploma
  • Tariff 80
  • SQA Advanced Higher
  • GCE AS-level
  • GCSE/SQA Standard Grade
  • BTEC National Award
  • BTEC National Certificate (12 units)
  • Course specific
  • BTEC Level 3 Specialist Extended Diploma
  • BTEC Scottish Higher National Diploma