Wolverhampton School of Art

‌BA (Hons) Fashion & Textiles

‌The fashion and textile industry needs graduates that can work within the many facets of fashion and textile design and who understand the importance of fabrication in fashion and interior product applications. This course offers that wealth of opportunity and ensures that you are appropriately equipped to meet the changing demands of a global fashion and textiles market.

Why choose this course?

  • Disciplines include design for fashion, accessories, jewellery, and textile design for fashion, interiors and floorcoverings.
  • Develop your creative identity through specialism or choose to become proficient in a mix of fashion and textile opportunities.
  • Study traditional and new technology skills across excellent facilities and be taught by academics who are practicing designers and researchers.
  • Develop a highly exploratory and inventive use of materials through access to fashion and textile workshops and facilities in glass, ceramics, wood, metals and plastics
  • Be involved in exhibitions and catwalk shows promoting exposure of your work to an international audience.
  • Career preparation is a priority. Study modules that focus on developing entrepreneurial skills and preparation for employment. Work on exciting assignments with international clients, markets and professional agencies.
  • The programme has a long established relationship with the floor-covering industry and offers a unique educational experience in this specialism.
  • The option of placement modules and/or a sandwich placement year will give you extended understanding of a global fashion and textiles industry.




Career development

We aim to produce graduates who are professional, skilled and dynamic. Employment opportunities include; fashion, textile, accessory and costume jewellery design; illustration, styling, buying and/or merchandising; design for specific industries eg. rug and carpet, card and gift wrap.

You will have the opportunity to engage in freelance work, sell design work through agents and design studios, and work to commission. You may also find employment in other sectors, including education, arts and crafts administration, historical costume preservation, media and in film, theatre and television costume design.

Further information:


Course leader: Sharon Watts, s.watts@wlv.ac.uk