**Why study this course?** This degree course introduces you to a professional career in textiles. As a textiles student you'll acquire the technical skills for textile processes and experiment with non-traditional approaches, enabling you to design interiors, clothing and accessories. You’ll have numerous opportunities to enter competitions, visit industry and trade shows and exhibit your work. Some of our previous students have undertaken work placements at Alexander McQueen, Monsoon, Beyond Retro and the British Museum. **More about this course** In this subject area bubbling with creativity and energy, you'll explore textile design for interiors, fashion and accessories, with opportunities to produce garments or a specialist fabric collection. Our team includes professional textile artists, practitioners and designers, as well as fashion, interior and product designers, who lecture and mentor to support your learning. After undertaking workshops in print, weave, knit and mixed media you'll go on to pursue specific interests and material specialisation through both studio and contextual study. While experimenting with digital textile printing and laser cutting, as well as learning traditional techniques, you'll also have opportunities to collaborate with London Met students studying jewellery or fashion degrees across a wide range of projects. As you progress, you'll gain an understanding of commercial, ethical and industry standards as you undertake projects and work placements, develop professionalism and establish networks to further your career. The University has industry links with multinational companies such as Marks and Spencer and furniture retailer Ligne Roset, as well as local practitioners. You'll work with a diverse range of retailers, manufacturers and design studios on live projects, providing you with valuable experience of the textile industry.