About this course...

Students are equipped with the latest knowledge and skills in textile production and design, experiencing both creative freedom and expert guidance. The dynamic nature of the course has forged extensive industry links from which students can benefit – these encompass leading organisations in fashion, interiors, design and digital sectors.

This highly creative BA course offers an outstanding, commercially relevant and innovative insight into the field of contemporary textiles. It provides the opportunity to develop your skills through one of the four specialist pathways – Multi-Media Textiles, Weave, Print or Integrated Digital Practice – all of which are supported by excellent facilities and technical expertise. There are so many great reasons to study Textiles: Innovation and Design at Loughborough – here are just a few of them…

Our excellent reputation

We are ranked Top 5 in the UK for Fashion and Textiles (Guardian University Guide 2020) and among the world Top 25 for Art and Design (QS World Rankings by Subject 2020.)

Year-long work placements

Our Textiles: Innovation and Design students have the opportunity to integrate a work placement into their degree. Recent placement destinations include Liberty, Alexander McQueen, Paul Smith, Dr Martens and H&M. Olivia completed her placement at luxury fabric and wallpaper company Colefax and Fowler – see how she got on in the short video below.

Competitions and live industry briefs

Not only do students benefit from first-class teaching and abundant placement opportunities, our long-standing industry connections provide additional benefits. Courses often integrate real-life industry project briefs and students are actively encouraged to partake in renowned competitions.

The Arts Degree Show

Final year students can showcase their work at our widely anticipated annual Degree Show, which attracts employers and industry contacts from across the UK.

State-of-the-art facilities

Our Textiles: Innovation and Design students have access to the following Creative Hubs, facilitating the development of new skills and techniques in a range of areas: Creative Digital Technologies and Photography; Print, Dye, Weave, Stitch and Digital Embroidery; Wood, Metal, Plastics and Laser; Painting and Printmaking; Ceramics and Mouldmaking; and Performance and Rehearsal Spaces, Costumes, Sets and Props.