Creative Arts

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)

Textile 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

  • Top 5 in the UK 

    Top 5 in the UK for Fashion and Textiles for the last seven years
    (Guardian University Guide 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020, 2021)

    2nd in the UK for Art and Design 
    (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020)

    3rd in the UK for Art and Design
    (Complete University Guide 2021)

    Top 5 in the UK for Art and Design for the last five years 
    (Times/Sunday Times Good University Guide and Complete University Guide 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019, 2020)

  • Consistently world renowned 

    31st in the world for Art and Design
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2020)

    Top 40 in the world for Art and Design for the last five years
    (QS World University Rankings by Subject 2015, 2016, 2017, 2018, 2019)

  • Highly regarded by students 

    91% overall student satisfaction
    (NSS 2019)

  • Great career prospects 

    97% of recent graduates found work or study within 6 months
    (DLHE 2017, full-time UK first-degree students available for work or study)

    77% of recent graduates are in graduate-level employment and/or further study 
    (DLHE, 2017 gradautes - full-time UK & Channel Islands first-degree students available for work or study)

  • 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  

    Our students have access to our 6 Creative Hubs, enabling them to develp new skills and explore exciting possibilities