Taught course

Design: Fashion and Textiles

Bath Spa University · Bath School of Art and Design

Entry requirements

Admission is normally based on a good undergraduate degree in fashion or textile design together with an interview. Applicants with a good honours degree in an unrelated discipline and/or with relevant background experience will also be considered. The key is the potential of the candidate to benefit from the programme. Overseas applicants will be assessed on the basis of their qualifications and statement included in the application form. To help applicants, especially those from overseas, to decide if this course is appropriate for them, it is advisable to contact the Course Director prior to application.

Months of entry


Course content

Fashion and Textiles aims to develop the creative process for designers in conjunction with valuable marketing and business skills. The course is aimed at ambitious designers, designer-makers or textile artists who wish to develop opportunities within the profession and who may wish to set up on their own or with others in small teams. You'll be introduced to research skills and methods, product development, design methods and management, marketing and business skills. You are encouraged to trial a product in the market, through first hand experience, or through working with studios, agents, shops, craft markets, galleries or public spaces.

You are encouraged to trial a product in the market. This may be through first hand experience, or through working with studios and agents for designers, shops and craft markets (for designer makers), or with galleries or public spaces (for textile artists). You propose a route of study through the course to explore and research a chosen area of textiles in knit, print, weave, or embroidery for fashion or interiors, or in fashion design.

Information for international students

Non-native English speakers will need minimum IELTS 6.5 or TOEFL 550 or equivalent. For further information visit our website.

Fees and funding

For further information visit our website.

Qualification and course duration


part time
24 months
full time
12 months


full time
9 months
part time
18 months


part time
9 months
full time
4 months


AssessmentWhat kind of work will I be doing? (proportionally)
Written coursework / continuous assessment20
Creative work70

Course contact details

Frances Turner
+44 (0)1225 876134
+44 (0)1225 875444