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BA (Hons) Textile Design Degree (Part-time)


This part-time creative and broad-based textile and surface design degree aims to nurture the creative, innovative and autonomous designers of the future. The course will equip you with the skills required for employment, freelance work in the industry, or further study at postgraduate level.

The first year of study introduces students to core skills and techniques through a series of creative workshops. These typically include design development, printed textiles, knitted textiles, stitch, fabric manipulation, pattern cutting, garment construction, drawing, traditional and digital printmaking, and creative IT.

Students will be encouraged to develop an exploratory and experimental approach to design underpinned by an understanding of contemporary issues such as sustainability, fabric knowledge, industry trends, and extensive creative research.
Throughout the course students will produce design solutions for a range of markets including fashion textiles, interior fabrics and surfaces, stationery, gifts, craft/art applications, etc before choosing their specialist pathway, culminating in their final major project.
Students take part in Industry projects such as the Bradford Textile Society competition and complete suitable work placements during the second year.
Students can expect to have open access to facilities following induction, resulting in a flexible working environment that supports their creative studio practice. Our bright and airy design studio is open plan and all students have their own personal desk space.

Please note: this is the part-time version of our full-time Textile Design BA (Hons) degree programme.
Key features
  • Personal and artistic development
  • Traditional and digital print facilities and sewing workshop
  • Open access to campus-wide facilities including laser cutter, 3D craft workshop, pattern cutting tables, and photo studios
  • Technical support and regular tutorials


Each application will be assessed individually, including a review of your grades, interview, portfolio/audition and any experience.
Typical entry requirements are below but offers may vary:
  • a relevant A-Level or Level 3 Extended Diploma
In exceptional circumstances, if you do not meet our entry requirements, your application may still be considered if you demonstrate additional strengths and alternative evidence. This might, for example, be demonstrated by:
  • related academic or work experience
  • the quality of the personal statement

You will also be required to provide a portfolio and interview for this course.

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Financial support

The applicable fees for this course, including any available discounts, will be listed in the information above.

How to apply

Once you have created an account, you can easily apply to your chosen course and track the status of your application at any time.


Step 1

Set Up Your Account

You’ll be prompted to create an account which will allow you to log in to our Application Tracker website whenever you wish. This will provide you with important information and you can also track the progress of your application.

Step 2


Complete each step of the application form and then submit your completed form. We’ll let you know when we’ve safely received it with an acknowledgement email.

Step 3

Application Review Meeting

Before offering you a place at college, we’ll meet with you (either in person, by telephone or online). We’ll send you a link to our booking page where you can select a time that’s convenient for you.

Step 4

Accept Your Place

Offers will be sent to you via the email address you have provided. The offer will be conditional, based on predicted GCSE grades. You’ll need to accept your offer within 14 days to secure your place.

Step 5

What next?

Once you receive your GCSE results, you’ll need to get in touch with the college to inform us of them and start your enrolment process.


If you want to find out more about what Northbrook College has to offer why not join us at our next open day.
Visit our one of our specialist campuses to see our industry-standard facilities and meet our expert tutors.