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BA Textile Design overview

The facilities at NUA surpass even what I have access to now as an industry professional. The course is unrivalled in the education system at the moment.

Sarah Angold
Creative Director, Sarah Angold Studio


We offer a cutting-edge experience in which you can explore and experiment as you grow in confidence as a designer. You’ll be immersed in hands-on creative projects very quickly. Through visual research you explore colour, pattern construction and mark making and become proficient in digital production and digital media. Alongside craft projects in print, weave and knit you’ll also use techniques such as CAD embroidery, digital print and laser cutting and software including Illustrator and Photoshop.

Your professional understanding is supported through exhibition opportunities at New Designers, London and Premiere Vision, Paris. Work placements have recently included Dazed and Confused Magazine, Liberty, Jonathan Saunders and Margo Selby. Graduates have gone on to work for Zandra Rhodes, Cath Kidston and DKNY.

The course team are all practising designers and will support you to develop the confidence to be independent and create original work that pushes your ideas and techniques. We welcome applications from enthusiastic students who want to learn, explore and be challenged.

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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 2014

Visit the Textile Design 2014 Degree Show website.

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 2013

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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