Textiles in Practice (BA (Hons))

Manchester Metropolitan University the United Kingdom

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The award
BA (Hons)

How long you will study
3 Years

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About Textiles in Practice at Manchester Metropolitan University

Year of entry



3 years full-time

UCAS code(s)


Tuition Fees

Tuition fees for the 2018/19 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Additional Costs

Specialist Costs

Compulsory Estimate: £600

Optional Estimate: £600

How are these costs calculated?

At L4 the department subsidises many of the initial workshop costs as part of the induction process, if students wish to expand on some processes additional costs will be incurred. At L5 L6 costs will be determined by the areas students choose to work in and by the quality of the materials they choose, for example choosing to work in silk fabric as opposed to cotton is an individual choice but these costs will be met by the students. At all levels students will pay for their own drawing materials and printing costs. At all levels students have access to equipment in workshops and can borrow and sign out additional kit where applicable.

Placement Costs

Optional Estimate: 1,700

How are these costs calculated?

At L4 there is an optional study trip to London that we strongly recommend students to engage with At L5 L6 there are several Study tours: New York, Florence, opportunities to attend trade fairs in Paris Milan. All home students receive a stipend from the university this can be used to offset study trip costs Placements are encouraged but are not part of the programmes curriculum so if undertaken they will usually be in vacation periods,


Manchester Campus


Manchester School of Art

The Textiles in Practice course enables you to experience textiles as a flexible and diverse subject. You will be taught from within core pathways offering the opportunity to either specialise or combine the disciplines of print, weave, knit, embroidery and mixed media. We promote and encourage the interdisciplinary nature of contemporary practice where processes and techniques combine and complement one another.

Specialist workshop provision offers hands-on traditional machinery and the latest digital technologies, supported by expert academic staff who are actively engaged in research and are professional designers and artists. Emphasis is placed on the development of personal interests and ambitions that reflect the breadth, versatility and potential of textiles within contemporary art and design contexts.

Find out more about this course, staff and facilities and view student work at www.art.mmu.ac.uk/textilesinpractice

Your career prospects after the course

Past textile graduates hold key creative positions in organisations such as Habitat, Paul Smith, Aardman Animations and ASOS or are self-employed as designers and practicing as artists.

Some are in postgraduate education at the Royal College of Art, London College of Fashion and at Manchester Metropolitan University.

Many are teachers in schools and academics in universities and art schools in the UK and overseas.


In 2014, over 94% of our graduates went directly into work or further study within 6 months of graduation

DHLE survey 2014, for all respondents available for employment or further study and whose destinations are known

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  • The awardBA (Hons)How you will studyFull-timeHow long you will study3 years
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Notes about fees for this course

Tuition fees for the 2017/18 academic year are still being finalised for all courses. Please see our general guide to our standard undergraduate tuition fees.

Entry requirements

Typical entry requirements

These typical entry requirements apply to the 2017 academic year of entry and may be subject to change for the 2018 academic year. Please check back for further details.

We will interview you as part of your application.

We will ask for a portfolio of your work as part of your application.

UCAS Tariff points/Grades required


112 at A2 or equivalent (which can include Foundation Diploma in Art & Design) . A Level General Studies is not accepted.

Specific GCSE requirements

GCSE English Language at grade C or grade 4. Equivalent qualifications (eg. Functional Skills) may be considered

Non Tariffed Qualifications

Pass Access to HE Diploma in a relevant subject with a minimum 112 UCAS Tariff Points

International Baccalaureate points


IELTS score required for international students

6.0 with no element below 5.5

There's further information for international students on our international website if you're applying with non-UK qualifications.

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