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Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design

Our Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design department has an excellent reputation for its range of courses, links with industry and enviable resources. That’s why we’ve been ranked in the top 10 UK universities for fashion and textiles.

We have exceptional teaching teams with a breadth of experience both in the design and academia, who along with our expert technical teams are dedicated to ensuring students receive an engaging and intellectually challenging learning experience within an international context. Specialist lecturers contribute to the curriculum through lectures and seminars offering you a cutting edge view of the fashion and textile industries.

From the specialist equipment in our dedicated facilities to our impressive links to an international network of fashion and textiles organisations and businesses, we equip our students with the skills needed to launch their career in industry, through self-employment or developing academic research and PhD study.

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Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design Facilities

Our Fashion, Textiles and Knitwear Design students are based in the Bonington building, our dedicated art and design hub. Our lively and creative studios are home to an extensive range of equipment, enabling students to experiment with both traditional and digital practices.


We're ranked 9th in the UK for Fashion and Textiles. (Guardian University Guide League Tables 2020)


We're ranked 9th in the UK for Art and Design education. (The Complete University Guide 2020)


98% of our undergraduate fashion, textiles and knitwear design students are in graduate level study within six months of finishing their studies. (latest DLHE survey 2016/17)

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