Fashion Related Course Details

Advanced Diploma in Textiles for Fashion



Surface design and Printed textiles for fashion is a broad – based course offering you a range of surface and textile based specialism including print and mixed media. Throughout the course there is a strong emphasis on visual research and drawing for design and concept development. The course has a structured programme of projects that encourage you to become self-motivated and to generate a personal creative language. Students will have access to wide variety of technical processes and support including screen printing, CAD, fabric manipulation and dyeing. The course aims to provide intellectual and creative stimulus and encourages critical debate concerning the nature of perception, aesthetics and the social and cultural context of surface design and printed textiles.


The first semester aims to promote drawing, design and research skills placed within the critical context of fashion through the study of theoretical and studio based issues. In the second and third semester concept and skills development with tutorials for independent research will be encouraged. The fourth and fifth semesters are dedicated for the dissertation and the final major project. Textiles students will work alongside Fashion students and project integration will be encouraged. On completion of the 5th Semester students present their Final Major Project to the internal examiners and then to the external examiner.


Entry Requirements


Applicants should pass the GCE A/L’s with a fluency in English. Applicants who do not meet the standard entry requirements and who are able to demonstrate an appropriate level of ability will also be considered.


Applicants with O/L’s can join on completion of the Foundation in Art and design course.



2 ½ years (5 semesters)


Class timings


January Intake: Monday to Thursday 9:00am — 12:00pm

June Intake: Monday to Thursday 1:30pm — 4:30pm