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CAD for Textile and Fashion Print Design - Level Two

  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 3 August 2020
  • Course duration: Monday to Wednesday 10 am - 4 pm, three days

This course is aimed at those who have gained an understanding of CAD for fashion print and textile design through professional experience or by having attended a beginner’s course at NTU or elsewhere.

It is suitable for those wishing to improve and expand their CAD skills, with a focus on enhancing your software knowledge further to enable you to create of a wider variety of designs.

As well as group project-based discussions and demonstrations, individual one-to-one sessions will allow for more personalised tutoring.

Ideally you will bring with you projects and ideas you are currently working on or designs you are interested in learning how to create.

The course leader will teach specific skills related to your own requirements.

What will you gain?

After completing this course, you will have developed your individual CAD skills for fashion print further giving you the skills to create professional artwork.

“Stephen is one of the best teachers I have ever come across.” FJ

“I enjoyed Stephen’s style of tutoring and enthusiasm throughout. The course was spot on – from start to finish. I would not hesitate to attend another course led by him.” PS

“Our tutor was available to suit our personal needs during the course, so everyone got what they expected. Working with our own artwork was great as well.” JF

Tutor Profile: Stephen Rose has successfully worked as a freelance fashion and textile graphic designer since 1996, developing and designing creative print ideas for both major high street stores, such as Topman and River Island, and independent retailers in the UK and Europe.

Under the name of Now Fashion Graphics, Stephen’s design work includes creating t-shirt placement prints, all over fabric designs, licensed apparel, logos and branding.

Stephen has an in-depth knowledge of both Adobe Illustrator and Adobe Photoshop, enabling him to provide his clients and students with the best creative solutions tailored specifically to their individual needs.

He is also the co-founder of, an online platform that enables designers to sell their exclusive prints to a global audience of fashion print buyers.

Indicative maximum class size: 10

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

On this course you will:

  • create complex repeat patterns
  • see how the new Textile Designer for Photoshop works
  • understand about colour and print processes
  • learn about digitising, tidying and cutting out hand-drawn designs
  • learn how to present your designs on photographic garments and products
  • learn about re-colouring and separating artwork for print
  • learn best practise for artwork and file set-up
  • learn about the processes to be able to sell your designs digitally online
  • learn how to use websites such as Contrado and Spoonflower to sample your designs onto fabrics.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £350.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £350.

Payment is due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418