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BA Textile Design overview

Explore textile design through a contextual approach across a range of disciplines including print, weave, knit, stitch, CAD embroidery, digital print, laser cutting and design software.

BA (Hons) Textile Design is a hands-on, practical and cutting edge design course, which investigates contemporary design practice.

With access to specialist studio spaces and workshops including print and dye, constructed textiles, drawing, laser cutting and digital design, the course enables students to explore textile design across a range of processes, unconstrained by specialism and create original work that pushes their ideas and techniques. This freedom to explore creative practice has enabled students to win a series of awards including New Designers, Bradford Textile Society, CAMAC Annual Student Wallpaper Design Competition and the Angela Houston Constructed Textile Award.

You are encouraged to develop your commercial and industry understanding through lectures and workshops with guests from the textile design and fashion sectors such as Sarah Angold, Sally Ann Wood (Cath Kidston) and Margo Selby. You will graduate with a portfolio of work to submit to design and retail companies and national and international trade shows such as New Designers London and Première Vision Paris.

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Best for textiles


Specialist arts institution in the UK for student satisfaction in fashion and textiles courses (The Guardian University Guide 2014)

Textile Design Degree Show 2015

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Higher student satisfaction on Fashion and Textiles courses at NUA than anywhere else in the UK.

The Guardian University Guide 2014 league table for fashion and textiles


Documenting all the success stories to come out of NUA.


“NUA gave me the confidence to create work that was independent and not led by trends.”

Consider your career progression as a NUA graduate and read about the experiences of graduates such as Textile Designer Rachel Parker.



“Having supportive tutors on the course has enabled me to push my practice further and I’ve become much more confident with my drawing and Photoshop skills.”

Michael Bartley
Textile Design graduate

Course content

  • Visiting Lecturers include
  • Sarah Angold
    Sarah Angold Studio
  • Daniel Harris
    London Cloth Company
  • Lucy Keeler
    Director/owner at Keeler Gordon

Find out about how the course combines practical making and professional skills in Years 1, 2 and 3 and more about the programme of Visiting Lecturers.

“The students were one of the most approachable and enthusiastic groups we have come across and it was a pleasure to talk to them about their work.”

Kalopsia Collective review of the NUA BA Textile Design Degree Show

Course Leader Q&A

“We are looking for students who are enthusiastic and are interested in what is happening in the wider world of textiles and design.”

Course Leader Nick Rodgers answers your frequently asked questions about the course.


Teaching Staff

Read about the achievements of the practitioners who teach on this course.

Constructed textiles workshop

Campus Resources

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