Textiles - BA (Hons)

Welcome to textiles at London Met, a course where your creative energy meets its match. This undergraduate degree will see you learn technical skills as you explore a a variety of processes that encompass textile design for interiors, fashion, community work and wellbeing, fine art and accessories, spanning hand-worked traditional skills to digital industry software.

Course details

We’re proud to be home to a supportive and enthusiastic learning community. As a student of the School of Art, Architecture and Design you’ll become part of a strong network of learners and educators, where engaged professional practitioners facilitate and enrich your learning experience. You’ll also find encouragement and inspiration in your own student cohort, itself composed of a unique and inclusive variety of artists and designers. We recognise each student as an individual creative person with their own unique vision and personality.
  • Mode of study: 2 -3 days campus
  • Intake: September , January
  • Course length: 3-4 years
  • Course fee: £9,250 per year
  • Location: London

London Metropolitan University

Course overview

Thanks to the collaborative, cross-disciplinary nature of the School, you’ll benefit from a wide range of workshop facilities and equipment in addition to those specific to textiles. After undertaking practicals in print, weave, knit and mixed media you’ll go on to pursue specific interests and material specialisation through both studio and contextual study.

During your studies you will have the opportunity to explore and experiment with the rug gun, dyeing, natural and chemical techniques, embroidery techniques from hand to computer, a variety of screen printing processes, and jacquard design software for weave.


Entry requirements

a minimum grade of BBC in three A levels in relevant art and design subjects (or a minimum of 112 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC National, OCR Diploma or Advanced Diploma)

English Language GCSE at grade C/grade 4 or above (or equivalent)

a portfolio that contains a range of drawings, practical making, sketchbooks and work that provides a window into your creative interests and engagement

a portfolio interview

What the students say

The staff are excellent at providing the right amount of challenge and support and they are always available to help when you really need it.


The modules listed below are for the academic year 2022/23 and represent the course modules at this time. Modules and module details (including, but not limited to, location and time) are subject to change over time.

  • 3D Design Principles (core, 30 credits)
  • 3D Visual Research and Communication (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 1 (3D) (core, 30 credits)
  • Workshop Practice (core, 30 credits)
  • 3D Design (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 2 (3D) (core, 30 credits)
  • Design Resolution (core, 30 credits)
  • Materials, Technology and Markets (core, 30 credits)
  • 3D Project Design & Development (core, 30 credits)
  • Critical & Contextual Studies 3: Dissertation (3D) (core, 30 credits)
  • Major Project Realisation: Textile Design (core, 30 credits)
  • World of Work (core, 30 credits)