Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior, Art) (BA (Hons))

the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
4 Years

Domestic course fees
GBP 9250

How you will study

Course starts

International course fees
GBP 14200

All study options

About Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior, Art) at Heriot-Watt University

The course aims to encourage independent learning in a professional, creative manner - with elected pathways in printed and constructed textiles.

There'll be an emphasis on fabric making geared towards different practical outcomes - many with the involvement of recognised design studios and companies. The sectors covered include fashion and furnishing fabrics, accessories, wall coverings, gallery pieces, greeting cards and gift wrap

This textiles course is taught at our Scottish Borders Campus in Galashiels. For more details about the student experience of Design for Textiles, visit the School pages.


Work and study

This is what our BA (Hons) Design for Textiles (Fashion, Interior, Art) students are doing six months after graduating:

  • 95% are working
  • 5% are studying
  • 0% are working and studying.

Managerial/professional position

  • 75% of those working are in a professional/managerial position six months after graduating.


These are the most common jobs students go into six months after graduating:

  • Design occupations
  • Sales occupations
  • Business, research and administrative professionals
  • Teaching and educational professionals
  • Elementary occupations
  • Managers, directors and senior officials
  • Science, engineering and technology associate professionals
  • Artistic, literary and media occupations
  • Administrative occupations
  • Skilled trades occupations

Study options for this course

  • The award How you will study How long you will study Course starts Domestic course fees International course fees
  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study4 years
    Course startsSeptemberDomestic course feesGBP 9250International course feesGBP 14200

Notes about fees for this course

Status*Scotland / EU**England / Northern Ireland / WalesInternationalFeePaid by SAAS £9,250 £14,200

* Your residency 'status' is usually defined as the country where you have been ordinarily resident for the three years before the start of your course. Find out more about tuition fees.

** European Union countries, not including England, Northern Ireland or Wales.

***There is a consumable fee, charged per year of study. Current 2017/18 rates are £194 per year, for this programme.

Scholarships and bursaries

Featured scholarships

Bursaries for students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales starting undergraduate degree courses in 2018

In addition to government maintenance loans and grants towards the costs of fees and living costs, we are offering generous financial support to attract and support eligible students from England, Northern Ireland or Wales:

  • Heriot-Watt University Bursary (up to £3,100 per year)
  • Heriot-Watt Academic Scholarship (£1,000 per year)

View our full range of undergraduate scholarships.

Entry requirements

Year 1

  • Highers ABBB including English
  • A-Levels BBB including English at a minimum of GCSE
  • Int. Baccalaureate 29 points.

Year 2

  • HNC A in graded unit
  • Additional information Direct entry students are specialists in either printed or constructed (weave and knit) textiles.

Year 3

  • HND A in graded unit. Entry into Level 3 may be available for applicants who have completed an appropriate BTEC (dependent upon places available).
  • Additional information Direct entry students are specialists in printed, woven and knitted textiles

Additional information

  • Portfolio Requirement: Selection is normally by application and submission of a portfolio. The portfolio should show an aptitude to textiles through use of colour, texture, rhythmic patternmaking and a logical design process. The ability to produce observational work in the form of both controlled and gestural drawing, painting and relief work should also be demonstrated. Once you have applied to UCAS you will be required to send us your portfolio. Our portfolio requirements are explained in the Guidelines to Applicants for Portfolio Programmes.

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