Taught course

Textile and Surface Design

Birmingham City University · School of Fashion and Textiles

Entry requirements

Either a good degree in a relevant subject, or equivalent qualifications or experience.

Months of entry


Course content

Primarily vocational and practical, the course caters for those with career interests in contemporary textile and surface design.

The course helps students to strengthen personal creativity, design and style by taking a professional approach to textile and surface design. Students will explore major issues linked to textile and surface design and benefit from a unified programme and work alongside textile, fashion and surface designers.

Learning will be based around studio and workshop practice, with personal programmes of study and joint lecture and seminar programmes. Art, craft and design interpretations of the disciplines are all supported and our highly experienced course team recognise the importance of having a personal and distinctive approach to your work and study. There are also ample opportunities to collaborate, exchange ideas and broaden your perspective.

Learning through studio and workshop practice, students will also benefit from our close connections with manufacturers, and get to experiment with a wide range of materials to create new and innovative products.

Modules include: Portfolio 1; Lecture and Seminar programme; Research Strategy; Portfolio 2, Portfolio 3 or Dissertation.


The programme includes a mixture of practical projects and written work; students develop a portfolio of work that showcases students' abilities and ideas and is executed and managed in a professional manner; at each stage students also write reflective reports that encourage student to develop a critical and contextual framework within which to understand their practice and future career choices; students are assessed using a mixture of tutorial reviews, project work submissions and oral exams.

Fees and funding

UK students
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International students
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Qualification and course duration


full time
12 months
part time
24 months

Course contact details

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