We aim to create the next generation of thinkers and innovators in textiles for fashion, interiors, art and architecture.
Our BA (Hons) Textiles for Fashion & Interiors course offers a unique fusion of traditional skills with innovative, materials based textile design in both print and weave.
Critical judgment is developed by rubbing shoulders with peers and tutors in dedicated studios, with personal space for each student and naturally lit workshops packed with facilities.
On this course, you’ll benefit from being surrounded by a team experienced in art, craft, design and research whose network of contacts will enrich your learning experience.
Our academics, lecturers, and artists-in-residence undertake commissions, international exhibitions, and work within the textiles industry.
Our students work with our industry network on unique collaborations, live projects, and exhibitions, as well as undertaking work placements both in the UK and abroad.
These contacts include the likes of Esquel Apparel LTD, the John Lewis Design Studio, Zoffany Fabrics, Ratti Spa Design Studio Italy, and LK Bennett Design Studio.
As curators of our own public collection, we have an enviable on-site archive of historical and contemporary textiles. Also located on our Farnham campus is the internationally renowned Crafts Study Centre, a research centre with an impressive annual calendar of exhibitions and events.
We’ve built a worldwide reputation for promoting and developing the work of our graduate textile designers, offering you a springboard into a diverse range of career paths, examples of professional practice include textile designers and makers, interior designers, fashion designers, accessory designers, fabric technologists, stylists, surface and material developers, colourists, curators and textile innovators.
As well as preparing our students to enter industry professions, we also create forward-thinking, entrepreneurial textile designers who set up their own businesses, working as designer-makers or freelance textile designers.