**Summary**: Textile designers have a fascination for material, fabric, pattern and colour. Textile design at Teesside University immerses you in pattern making and design for fashion, furnishings, interiors, accessories and other decorative products including new innovative technologies such as interactive and intelligent fabrics. You can complete an optional work placement year. **Course details**: You exploit long-established synergies within design at Teesside University utilising our expertise in product development, decorative arts and graphic image making. Our experienced textiles team share innovative traditional print and digital skills across textiles and surface pattern design. You explore enterprise activity enabling you to visualise your design work within context. You approach projects creatively embedding core skills, critical reflection, evaluation and professional self-awareness in a broad and dynamic learning experience. This course encourages independent learning in a professional, creative manner. Through designing, making and evaluating textiles across the fields of fashion, interiors and surface pattern design, you develop practical skills, creative judgement and professional confidence. On this degree course your personal studio work offers the chance for experimentation, building your self-reliance and enthusiasm for the expanding field of textile design. **After the course**: Professional connections to industry include international London fashion PR agencies, international fashion media, publishing, on-schedule designers, high street design studios, fashion business agencies and key advocates of the industry. Graduates have a wide range of employability opportunities ranging from freelance designers working with international studios and agents to studio designers within production capacity including fashion, furnishing textiles, floor coverings, surface pattern for interiors and wall coverings, illustration, greetings cards, freelance artists, trends, forecasting, design consultancy.