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Fashion Textiles: Knit (Hons), B.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
London, United Kingdom
This BA Fashion Textiles: Knit (Hons) degree at the University of the Arts London (UAL) teaches students how to design and produce surface pattern and texture for fashion fabrics in preparation for a career as a textiles designer.
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The BA Fashion Textiles: Knit (Hons) course at the University of the Arts London (UAL) will develop your skills in research, drawing, design development and presentation, fashion textile development and manufacture, 3D awareness, fashion textile forecasting and trend development, market analysis, and awareness of forward thinking textile and fashion concerns such as sustainability and ethical issues.

Through learning skills, applying technology and developing your individual creativity, you will become an innovative and original textile designer, able to design for international markets ranging from high street to couture.

The course is fashion focused with opportunities to experiment, apply and inspire technical, creative collaborations across courses including pattern cutter, menswear and womenswear students in the 3D realisation of your textile designs. This collaborative practice is established through appropriate sponsored projects and cross course partnerships in the first and second years of the course and may lead to collaborations where final year textile students and final year fashion students work together to produce a complete textile and fashion product range.


Graduates leave with a broad skillset, enabling them to enter a wide spectrum of creative industries. Alumni have continued onto careers with companies including Burberry, Erdem, Adidas, Victoria Beckham, Ralph & Russo, Alexander McQueen, Topshop and Mary Katranzou.

Graduates have won scholarships from prestigious institutions such as British Fashion Council and Texprint (Texselect) and alumni have also continued onto setting up independent businesses based on the success of their creative practice.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Credits
    360 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Introduction to Fashion Textiles: Print; Knit; Embroidery
  • Experimental Process: Print; Knit; Embroidery
  • Introduction to Cultural and Historical Studies
  • Introduction to Industry Practice
  • Better Lives
  • Option: Cultural and Historical Studies unit
  • Future Craft
  • Work Experience
  • Designer Identity

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.

General Requirements

Entry requirements

  • Two A Level Passes at Grade C or above (preferred subjects include Art, Design, English and Maths);
  • Merit, Pass, Pass at BTEC Extended Diploma (preferred subjects Art & Design);
  • Pass Foundation Diploma in Art and Design;
  • Pass at UAL Extended Diploma;
  • Access Diploma or 64 new UCAS tariff points from the Access to HE Diploma;
  • 64 new UCAS tariff points (equivalent to 160 old UCAS tariff points) from a combination of the above qualifications or an equivalent full Level 3 qualification;
  • or equivalent EU or non-EU qualifications such as International Baccalaureate Diploma;
  • and Three GCSE passes at grade A*-C or grade 9-4.
Entry to this course will also be determined by assessment of your portfolio.

Tuition Fee

  • International

    22920 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 22920 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • EU/EEA

    9250 GBP/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 9250 GBP per year and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for London

  • 1137 - 2160 GBP/month
    Living Costs

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