Textiles (including foundation year) - BA (Hons)

Our Textiles (including foundation year) BA (Hons) degree has a built-in foundation year that will give you the chance to explore broader art subjects alongside textiles and textile design during a preparatory foundation year. It’s an ideal choice if you can’t meet the entry criteria for a standard three-year degree in textile design.

Course details

You’ll begin your foundation year with small-scale studio and workshop projects that combine visual imagery and practical making before undertaking projects that focus more specifically on textiles later in the year.
  • 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

You’ll have the chance to explore woven, constructed and printed textiles alongside other textiles and fashion related processes such as fashion drawing, pattern designing and cutting, and photography.

You’ll also attend a series of lectures and seminars that explore creative practice within historical, contemporary, conceptual and cultural contexts.

As a creative practitioner, it is important to have regular opportunities to reflect on your work and gain feedback from others, so throughout your course you will present your work to fellow students and lecturers who will help you on your creative journey and provide vital artistic direction.


Entry requirements

at least one A level (or a minimum of 32 UCAS points from an equivalent Level 3 qualification, eg BTEC Subsidiary/National/BTEC Extended Diploma)

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

What the students say

The highlight of my time at London Met so far has been using the resources made available by the University, especially the careers department, along with the skills obtained on my degree to successfully secure an intern position in my first year.


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.

  • Critical & Contextual Studies: Foundation (core, 30 credits)
  • Formats (core, 30 credits)
  • Project (core, 30 credits)
  • Techniques (core, 30 credits)
  • 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)