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Textiles & Surface Design

3 Years
Study mode
Study on site
BA (Hons)
Course code


The course covers designing textiles for fashion and the interior with specialisations in Knitted Textiles Design, Printed Textiles Design, Surface Design.
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  • September 2017

Open to applicants from:

  •  Open to applicants from England
  •  Open to applicants from Northern Ireland
  •  Open to applicants from Scotland
  •  Open to applicants from Wales
  •  Open to applicants from Rest of EU
  •  Open to applicants from Outside the EU

Why study this course

You’ll have your own dedicated workspace in our workshop. From here, you’ll have full access to all the materials and equipment you’ll need. We’ve spent a lot of care making the Red Shed the perfect creative space. Here you’ll master materials, both through traditional methods and using digital software. You’ll work with metal, paper, wood, plastic and glass including screen printing, dyeing, machine knitting, embossing, stitch, CAD, Mimaki digital fabric printing, as well as casting, moulding, photography and laser cutting.


Queen Alexandra Road

High Wycombe


HP11 2JZ

United Kingdom

More about this course

Our award-winning course is widely recognised in the industry for producing innovative and highly skilled designers. Career possibilities for textiles and surface designers are wide ranging. As well as opportunities in interiors and fashion, we encourage our students to look at the future potential of textiles in areas such as product, transport and architecture.

Who’s this course for?

If you find fashion compelling and want to create your own designs, textiles lets you do this and more. Hands-on and incredibly creative, this course gives you an insight into the booming business of textiles from the start.

Modular structure

Year One: Research and Concepts, Constructed Textile Surface, Introduction to Printed Textile Design and Surface Innovation, Getting Connected, VMC Getting Connected. Year Two: Visual Studies & Media Experimentation, Technical Process and Skills Development, Outcomes, Making Choices, VMC Making Choices. Year Three: Final Major Project: Research, Final Major Project: Making, VMC Dissertation, VMC New Model Dissertation.

Skills and experience gained

You’ll work with many different types of material, from traditional fabrics to innovative plastics used in surface design. From interior design to luxury products, you will design and take your own ideas from the drawing board to the mannequin (or sofa). You will explore three key areas: Knitted Textiles Design, Printed Textiles Design & Surface Design. Once you know which one suits your creativity most, you can start to specialise.

After the course

At Bucks, we prepare you for the world of textiles beyond education. We recreate the industry on campus. And with London only a stone’s throw away, you’re already close to future employers such as retail giants, fashion houses and design agencies. Graduates have gone on to work with fashion and interior design companies such as Abercrombie and Fitch, Anthropologie, Burberry, Cath Kidston, Christopher Kane, Donna Karan, Hallmark Cards, Heals, John Lewis, Karen Nicol, Mark Fast, Marks and Spencer, Marson Fabrics, Missoni, Next, Phase Eight and Zinc Studio London.
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