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Textile Design (Hons), BDes

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #201 (WUR) Dundee, United Kingdom
The Textile Design (Hons) programme from at University of Dundee centres around the creative exploration of design problems through a broad range of both traditional and advanced materials and processes.
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In this Textile Design (Hons) programme from at University of Dundee you are encouraged to consider the role of textiles within society and investigate areas such as; the social and environmental impact of textiles, health and wellbeing and inclusive design.

As part of a vibrant studio and workshop culture you will develop skills in traditional textile processes like screen printing, knit and stitch, alongside more contemporary technologies, like 3D printing and laser cutting.  Through these mediums you will build and expand your knowledge of colour, structure, pattern and form.

One of the highest ranked textiles courses in the UK our students and graduates regularly win top awards through live industry briefs, international competitions and yearly at the graduate showcase, New Designers.

How you will be taught

The most important features of teaching are:

  • one-to-one tuition
  • small group discussions
  • critiques 


Many graduates have successful careers as textile designers in areas such as:

  • fashion
  • interiors
  • automotive interiors
  • trend forecasters
  • buyers
  • art therapists
  • textile conservation and design
  • materials research
  • technical innovation within companies
  • education

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Level 1

  • You will learn the core values which will enrich and expand your personal visual language, preparing you for a further 3 years in Textile Design. 

Level 2

  • You will develop an understanding of the design process through studio practice and a series of structured workshops, lectures and seminars. 

Level 3

  • You will hone your drawing, research, material understanding, colour, structure and composition skills. You will gain advanced technical skills in printed and knitted textile design and will be introduced to smart materials, smart textile processes and digital technologies.

Level 4 

  • You will write your own brief, which forms your final year major project as part of the Degree Show. You will be guided through this year with regular group tutorials, lectures, visiting tutors, portfolio appraisals, student presentations, interim exhibitions, professional practice sessions and one to one reviews.

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

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General Requirements

  • SQA Higher/Advanced Higher: BB at Advanced Higher, including art and design or a related subject and an appropriate literate subject, plus BB at Higher in different subjects including one other subject outside art and design
  • GCE A-Level: ABB including art and design or a related subject, an appropriate literate subject and one other subject outside art and design
  • BTEC: A recognised Foundation Course or a relevant BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma with DDM
  • International Baccalaureate (IB) Diploma: 34 points including 6, 6, 5 at Higher Level to include art and design or a related subject, an appropriate literate subject and one other subject outside art and design

Tuition Fee

  • International

    17275 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 17275 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Dundee

  • 787 - 1500 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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