BA (hons) Textiles

Textile design is about the development of all kinds of textile materials for use in a wide variety of ways, from textiles for fashion to interior design and from decorative products to paper-based products, such as greetings cards, gift-wrap and wallpapers. Whatever the medium, a textile designer will have a creative vision and the commercial awareness to turn it into a finished product, starting with a design concept and evolving through creative experimentation.

“I love being creative. On this course, I’m able to combine my hobbies and hopes for the future” – Sarah Morris, BA Textiles. Read more about Sarah’s first year at CSAD here.

The curriculum is designed for you to gain a confident understanding and intellectual awareness of the nature of textile materials, a working knowledge of elected technical skills in print, stitch and embroidery, and the opportunity to engage with contemporary design practice.

With core subjects of drawing, colour workshops, traditional studio design techniques and high-end CAD/CAM technologies, understanding materials and digital media will lay the foundations for specialisations in both hand-based and digital applications.

Added to these, an integral part of your experience will be gaining commercial and industrial awareness, as well as an understanding of business practice. You will learn about the prediction of trends and, from this, shape your own practices, enabling you to be in advance of trends, rather than simply responding to them. Our emphasis is on developing your individual and creative flair alongside a working understanding of the commercial and professional textiles industry.

Key Facts

UCAS code: W231
Course length: Three years full-time.
Subject Leader: Dr Keireine Canavan;

For course specific enquiries, please contact Programme Director Dr Keireine Canavan:

Click here to read full course details on the Cardiff Metropolitan University website.

Download the BA Textiles prospectus here