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Digital T-Shirt Design and Promotion

Digital T-Shirt Design and Promotion
  • Level(s) of study: Short course
  • Study mode(s): Short course
  • Location: City Campus
  • Starting: 27 July 2020
  • Course duration: Monday to Friday 10 am - 4 pm, one week

So, you have a great idea for a t-shirt print range - but how do you get those ideas digitised and printed?

This Mac-based course is about the art and business of t-shirt design.

You’ll learn how to experiment with Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop to create innovative digital t-shirt graphics and patterns, whilst also learning how to present and promote your designs.

Whether you’re at the beginning of your t-shirt print design career or looking to develop and enhance your skills further, this course will demonstrate how CAD can bring your designs to life.

Whilst no software experience is required, you should be confident in saving files and basic computer functions.

The course will give you the opportunity to develop your own brief based on your area of interest and personal style.

You will be introduced to techniques through group demonstrations and benefit from one-to-one tutorials.

What will I gain?

By the end of the course, you’ll have gained an understanding of how design software can be used to digitally reproduce your designs for commercial use.

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

Need accommodation?

You can book a self-catered, single room with private bathroom on our city campus, right next door to our studios and classrooms:

Any questions?

Contact the short course team:


Tel: +44 (0)115 848 2813

What you'll study

During the course you will:

  • learn about different prints and pattern repeats
  • explore layout, images and fonts
  • find inspiration from online resources (and understand copyright)
  • digitise hand-drawn images
  • learn about composition, scale and placement
  • create unique colour palettes using digital images
  • experiment with software drawing and painting tools
  • visualise your designs on photographic forms
  • investigate different printing techniques, their suitability to your designs and their costs
  • research current trends, and learn how designers are thinking about the future of t-shirt design.

Fees and funding

The fee for this course is £650.

Fees are due at the time of booking.

The fee for this course is £650.

Fees are due at the time of booking.

Still need help?

+44 (0)115 941 8418