Textiles are the raw material of fashion design. Understand what’s possible and you could develop some vital skills for the fashion industry. Whether you go on to design garments for the catwalk or aspire to be a tailor on Savile Row, this could be the start of your career. We’ll give you the chance to focus on designing fashion garments, while developing creative textile ideas for fashion. In your final year, you'll also have the opportunity to integrate exciting textile embellishment ideas into your design projects. We want to give you the chance to study in a stimulating environment so that you can build up your aesthetic, intellectual and multi-disciplinary skills. At the end of the course you could have the knowledge and the ability to move on to a career in a truly global and dynamic industry. If you opt for a four year course, you’ll have the chance to go on a placement in your third year and gain some invaluable experience within the world of fashion. Previous students have gone on placements with companies like LK Bennett, London; Matthew Williamson, London; Vivienne Westwood, London; Stella McCartney, London; Me and Thee, Huddersfield; Jo-Y-Jo, Manchester; Christy Group, Barnsley; Boohoo, Manchester; Christopher Kane, Paris and Eliaz Bridal Fashion, Bulgaria. On your course you’ll be able to use a range of contemporary technology to bring your ideas to life. Our studios are home to a range of technology, including industry-standard sewing machines, computer aided embroidery, laser-cutting, digital ink-jet fabric printing, as well as pattern cutting equipment. However you want to get creative, you’ll have the chance to choose the equipment you need to develop your own individual style. You’ll be fully supported in your work by a team of skilled technical staff. Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Textiles) BA(Hons) is part of a suite of two courses that includes Fashion Design (Fashion Design with Marketing and Production) BA(Hons). You could switch to one of the other courses in your first year if your interests change and your tutor agrees to it.