School of the Arts, English and Drama

Undergraduate study

"The workshops are brilliant there are so many different facilities that are available to access with technicians that are specialised in particular areas." Amy Fox, Textiles: Innovation & Design BA (Hons)
"I love that my course is studio based, therefore I get to go in everyday and spend the day not only doing the type of work I love, but I get to have a great social side with it also." Katherine Gabb, Textiles: Innovation and Design BA (Hons)
"The teaching is great, my tutor is very knowledgeable about the subject, they are open to new ideas and inspire and encourage you to get the most out of the course." Victoria Wright, Textiles: Innovation & Design BA (Hons)

Textiles: Innovation & Design

Textiles at Loughborough enables students to gain high level practical skills in drawing, design and making, through specialist pathways in printed, woven and multi-media textiles and integrated digital practice. The programme combines traditional and hand processes with cutting-edge digital technologies, and has extensive links with industry.

Students also have the opportunity to explore art history and visual culture, which draws on research from academics across the School.

Why choose us

  • Number one in the UK 

    1st in the UK for Fashion and Textiles
    (Guardian University Guide 2015, 2017, 2018)

  • A great place to study 

    97% overall student satisfaction
    National Student Survey 2017

  • Impressive employability 

    93% of our 2016 graduates found work or study within 6 months
    (DLHE, full-time UK first-degree students available for work or study)

  • Great career prospects 

    81% of employed graduates in professional or managerial roles
    (DLHE, 2016 gradautes in full-time paid employment - UK/EU and Chanel Islands, full-time first-degree students)

  • Placement year option 

    Recent destinations include: Liberty, Diane Von Furstenberg, Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, John Galliano and Jimmy Choo
    Open to all students with support from our dedicated Placements Officer

  • Fantastic facilities  

    6 Creative Hubs across the School - available for all students to use