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12 Bachelor of Arts Programs in Textile Design

A Bachelor of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that emphasizes a broad-based study of the humanities. Traditionally, a BA program takes three to four years to complete and includes social sciences, foreign language and English courses. What is a BA in Textile Design? A bachelor’s degree in textile design is a natural fit for a student interested in the creation and use of textiles. Tho… Read more

A Bachelor of Arts degree is an undergraduate degree that emphasizes a broad-based study of the humanities. Traditionally, a BA program takes three to four years to complete and includes social sciences, foreign language and English courses.

What is a BA in Textile Design? A bachelor’s degree in textile design is a natural fit for a student interested in the creation and use of textiles. Though often associated with the fashion industry, the degree program may include anything that involves the use of fabric. Coursework may touch on various aspects of textile use such as carpet manufacturing, fine arts and interior design. Scholars should expect to spend significant time in the lab or studio working on hands-on projects involving the creation and utilization of fabrics and other materials.

Students who earn a BA in Textile Design often learn excellent research skills and are trained in the latest methods of digital design. In addition, hands-on experience in the studio will teach students to create fabric using traditional artisan methods.

It typically takes three to four years to earn a BA in Textile Design, and the length of the program will help determine the total cost of the degree. Tuition varies from school to school with a wide range of pricing.

A BA in Textile Design degree can lead to many potential career options as students graduate with skills that allow them to integrate into a variety of different design sectors. Many graduates land in fields as diverse as interior design, automotive design, industrial design or fashion design. Typical jobs include home furnishings textile designer, fashion designer, weaver, interior design product developer, textile quality assurance inspector, freelance textiles artist and research and development analyst.

A BA in Textile Design is offered at many of the top universities around the world. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Falmouth University
Penryn, United Kingdom

On our textile design course, you’ll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of multidisciplinary textile designers and makers. You’ll discover how to create sustainable de ... +

On our textile design course, you’ll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of multidisciplinary textile designers and makers. You’ll discover how to create sustainable designs for a range of outcomes, and take creative risks. Blending studio work with professional practice, you’ll develop your understanding of the textiles industry while perfecting a range of techniques in our well-equipped, purpose-built studios. With opportunities to visit international trade fairs and exhibit work in a final year show, you’ll graduate as a confident, industry-ready textile designer. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Norwich University of the Arts
Norwich, United Kingdom

Challenge conventional thinking about textile design. Work across disciplines and push boundaries through experimentation and the skilful use of technique and process on our B ... +

Challenge conventional thinking about textile design. Work across disciplines and push boundaries through experimentation and the skilful use of technique and process on our BA (Hons) Textile Design degree course. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Plymouth College of Art
Plymouth, United Kingdom

Studying on our BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern programme will stimulate your entrepreneurial spirit, challenging and equipping you to be a first-class ... +

Studying on our BA (Hons) Printed Textile Design & Surface Pattern programme will stimulate your entrepreneurial spirit, challenging and equipping you to be a first-class designer. This programme strives for students to become accomplished and inspirational textiles designers. You will learn how to design for both fashion and interiors, be able to make designs in repeat, and print on all kinds of surfaces using our screen printing and digital printing equipment. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 6 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design
Gothenburg, Sweden

The bachelor's program in arts and crafts is based on materials, technology and artistic processes. Based on your chosen specialization in textile art, you develop practical s ... +

The bachelor's program in arts and crafts is based on materials, technology and artistic processes. Based on your chosen specialization in textile art, you develop practical skills, critical and analytical ability and artistic integrity. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Swedish
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Arts University Bournemouth - The Graduate School
Poole, United Kingdom

In this course, you’ll learn practical, professional and entrepreneurial skills that equip you to work as part of a team, or even set up your own business in textiles.

In this course, you’ll learn practical, professional and entrepreneurial skills that equip you to work as part of a team, or even set up your own business in textiles. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Oct 2021
30 Jun 2021
Campus
 
University for the Creative Arts
Rochester, United Kingdom

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at UCA Rochester has built an international reputation for producing highly professional, talented and skilled graduates with advanced tech ... +

Our BA (Hons) Fashion Design course at UCA Rochester has built an international reputation for producing highly professional, talented and skilled graduates with advanced technical and business knowledge. With access to the latest technology, including a Gerber suite for computerised pattern development, you'll master all the skills you need to make it in fashion. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Sep 2021
Campus
 
Somerset College
Taunton, United Kingdom

Sign up for this innovative hands-on course and you will be encouraged to push at the boundaries of how fashion textiles, interior textiles, and surface design change the spac ... +

Sign up for this innovative hands-on course and you will be encouraged to push at the boundaries of how fashion textiles, interior textiles, and surface design change the spaces around us as well as the way we dress. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
English
Campus
 
Amsterdam Fashion Academy
Amsterdam, Netherlands

Fashion Design is an increasingly competitive area within an industrial and commercial climate. This is an innovative, cutting-edge course which prepares you for a career in t ... +

Fashion Design is an increasingly competitive area within an industrial and commercial climate. This is an innovative, cutting-edge course which prepares you for a career in the fashion design industry. -
BA
Full-time
3 - 4 years
English
Campus
 
Moholy- Nagy University of Art and Design
Budapest, Hungary

The Bachelor Program in Textile Design covers several areas of fashion and textile design. Our students deal with form design and material design in parallel. In this structur ... +

The Bachelor Program in Textile Design covers several areas of fashion and textile design. Our students deal with form design and material design in parallel. In this structure, we train versatile, creative problem-solving designers who, in addition to their chosen fields of expertise, can also learn about the social, economic, and cultural factors that influence them. -
BA
English, Ungarian
Sep 2021
 
Leeds Arts University
Woodhouse, United Kingdom

Our Textile Design* course has an outstanding reputation for producing innovative, professional designers. We look for talented people who will develop their own ‘handwriting’ ... +

Our Textile Design* course has an outstanding reputation for producing innovative, professional designers. We look for talented people who will develop their own ‘handwriting’, both anticipating and setting future trends within this field. We value the importance of personal engagement and celebrate diversity that informs creativity. -
BA
English
Aug 2021
 
Loughborough University
Loughborough, United Kingdom

The Textile Design BA (Hons) course offers a diverse and inclusive curriculum to inspire and train multi-disciplinary textiles practitioners through the study of materials, pr ... +

The Textile Design BA (Hons) course offers a diverse and inclusive curriculum to inspire and train multi-disciplinary textiles practitioners through the study of materials, processes, and design methodologies. This is an engaging and dynamic course exploring the range of opportunities within the expanding field of textiles. From traditional crafted processes to cutting-edge digital technologies, students investigate and experiment with a broad range of materials and techniques to design, make, and validate their ideas. -
BA
English
Aug 2021
 
HDK-Valand – Academy of Art and Design
Bengtsfors, Sweden

The program is aimed at those who want to explore textiles and their possibilities of expression and work creatively in relation to body and space. The stage is one of those r ... +

The program is aimed at those who want to explore textiles and their possibilities of expression and work creatively in relation to body and space. The stage is one of those rooms where you work artistically with a suit, unique garments and clothes seen in a broader perspective. -
BA
Full-time
3 years
Swedish
Sep 2021
Campus
 

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