This world-renowned course is delivered by the Royal School of Needlework (RSN) in dedicated studios at Hampton Court Palace. As the only full-time specialist degree in Hand Embroidery, you’ll be fully immersed within this specialist discipline, exploring traditional techniques within a contemporary context and learning about the industry and the career opportunities within it. Study is in small groups with close support and guidance from experienced academics and professional RSN embroidery tutors, with vital connections to a variety of high-profile brands, names and companies which will give you the opportunity to network with your work. You’ll also have access to the RSN art and design library and its unique textile archive and handling collection. You’ll explore creative approaches to drawing, design and practice-based research to inform your evolving stitch practice. Through a series of thematic-led projects, you’ll be encouraged to develop your own identity as a creative practitioner. You’ll have the opportunity to develop portfolio collections of embroidery and to prototype and produce works for fashion, interiors and textile art, as well as work on high-profile live projects. Our fashion and textiles courses are ranked sixth in the UK by The Guardian University Guide 2018.