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Fashion Textiles and Design

Middlesex University
London, Great Britain
1318 Points
3 Years
Start date
Sep 2021

Program Description

On this unique, innovative and diverse course, you will gain the knowledge and skills across both fashion and textiles to become a multi-faceted, multi-skilled and innovative designer.

With advancements in technology and sustainability at the focus of the modern fashion and textile industries, our programme challenges you to innovate through a combination of traditional handcraft and digital design, creating sustainable and socially responsible ways of working.

This course has been designed with your future in mind. Your learning will be split equally between fashion and textile design and production so that you’ll graduate with a wide array of skills, opening up vast and varied employment opportunities across both fashion and textiles. Students will have the opportunity to learn skills across knit, weave, print, embroidery and embellishment, as well as learning to pattern cut and construct garments, producing fashion collections incorporating their own textiles.

We value the future of the fashion and textiles industries, as well as your place within it. That’s why we teach with a focus on sustainability and socially responsible design, encouraging you to be the change-maker of the future. You’ll be taught by specialist tutors and technicians who all continue to work in the fashion and textiles industries, providing invaluable professional links and insider knowledge.

The following course-related costs are included in the fees:

- A free electronic core textbook for every module
- All printing and copying required for your study.
- Self-service laptops available for loan for a maximum of 24 hours
- Audio-visual equipment available for loan, including digital stills cameras, digital video recorders, digital audio recorders
- Starter pack including thread machine feet treads, sketchbook and basic drawing materials etc.
- Pattern paper/machine threads/pattern card. Yarn, dyes, print binders and pigments
- Cotton for Screen Printing demonstrations
- Calico for pattern cutting and drawing workshop papers/collage material - Portfolio and printing costs
- Year 2 Design project teaching materials including advanced textile demonstration materials Print, Knit and Weave.
- Year 3 Masterclass teaching materials

The following course-related costs are not included in the fees, and you may be required to purchase these to complete the course. The costs are approximate and may change due to changes in pricing at the retailer:

- Year 1 - from £50 on own fabric and yarn choices for 1 look collaboration
- Year 2 - from £100 on fabric and yarn choices
- Year 3 - from £200 for 3-6 look collection

Entry Requirements

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High School Diploma (or equivalent)
English Level
Michigan Proficiency (ECPE)
Cambridge Proficiency (CPE)
Cambridge Advanced (CAE)
International Baccalaureate
A levels
Pearson Test of Academic Engl.
TOEFL (internet based)
Required Documents
Certified Copy of the English Certification
ID Certified Copy
Passport Certified Copy
Personal Statement - Motivation Letter
Academic Reference Letter
Portfolio Relevant to the Programme
Certified Copy of the High School Diploma (Apolytirion from General Lyceum)
Student Visa

Other accepted requirements:


Alternative English language requirements:

  • We accept the Apolyterion in English with a final average of 18/20.
  • Language Cert International ESOL B2 SELT (SELT version only): B2 High Pass overall and min 33/50 in each skill
  • Trinity College (ISE only): ISE II as evidence of all skills in English (B2)
  • TEEP Uni of Reading: 6.0 (with 5.5 in each component)
  • European Baccalaureate Language 1: Grade 6.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 2: Grade 6.0
  • European Baccalaureate Language 3: Grade 7.5
  • ESB ESOL International: Level 1‐Step 2
  • Ascentis/Aim Level 2 Certificate in ESOL International: Pass

More information:

  • Applications from mature candidates without formal qualifications are welcomed, provided they can demonstrate appropriate levels of relevant ability and experience.
  • If you have achieved a qualification such as a foundation degree or HND, or have gained credit at another university, you may be able to enter a Middlesex University course in year two or three.
  • If you are unable to attend the interview, you can submit a portfolio instead.

Interviews and portfolios information:

  • Entry onto this course requires an online Zoom interview. The interview will start with a group welcome talk followed by 1-1 interviews.
  • If you are unable to attend the interview, you can submit a portfolio instead.
  • The interview itself is usually around 15 minutes but you should allow one hour for the whole interview process as you will be offered the opportunity to view the facilities and meet appropriate staff and students. We use the interview to find out more about you, to better understand your aspirations and interests, and to explore why you want to study with us.
  • We would expect to see a portfolio of visual work that may be made up from projects undertaken at A Level, BTEC, or similar, and may also include independently created work.

Portfolios must include / show:

  • A keen interest in fashion and textiles
  • A good level of drawing / collage / mark-making
  • A sound communication of ideas


Year 1

Creative Research and Design Process (30 credits) - Compulsory

Introducing Fashion Textiles Techniques (30 credits) - Compulsory

Exploring Fashion and Textiles Design (30 credits) - Compulsory

Fashion History and Theory (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 2

Developing Fashion and Textiles Design (30 credits) - Compulsory

Fashion Textiles and Design in Context (30 credits) - Compulsory

Fashion Textiles and Design Industry Practice (30 credits) - Compulsory

Fashion Culture and Industry (30 credits) - Compulsory

Year 3

Fashion Textiles and Design: Industry Work Placement (120 credits) - Optional

Fashion and Textiles Portfolio and Final Collection (90 credits) - Compulsory

Contextual Studies Research Project (30 credits) - Compulsory


The BA Fashion Textiles & Design course is designed to support your future career developments, preparing you for a successful career in the Fashion and Textile industries. Graduates from our fashion courses have forged successful and lucrative careers in:

  • fashion
  • textiles
  • art direction
  • styling
  • pattern cutting
  • sample machining
  • illustration and associated areas

We have many successful alumni working for brands such as:

  • Alexander McQueen
  • Zandra Rhodes
  • Christopher Raeburn
  • Martine Rose
  • Sadie Williams
  • H&M
  • Fenwicks
  • Net-A-Porter

And as designers forging careers designing under their own names and receiving press from Vogue, Dazed, Wonderland, iD and Love Magazine.


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