Textiles and Design

Textiles, fashion and clothing design are fundamental in modern society and culture, and their study can lead to exciting and diverse opportunities worldwide.

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BA (Hons) Design for Textiles programme director Mark Parker and students talk about the course. (Press 'c' on your keyboard to turn YouTube auto-captions on and off.)

Design led by practice

Our unique range of textile and fashion courses are designed to match the needs of the global, and increasingly fast-moving, textile and fashion design industries.

Our unrivalled facilities are often named as the deciding factor for students choosing to study textiles and design at Heriot-Watt. Our extensive range of facilities include superbly equipped workshops for knit, weave, print and apparel, spacious studios and computer and CAD/CAM suites.

Our undergraduate courses cover the design of constructed and printed textiles, fashion technology, fashion design, fashion communication, fashion marketing and retailing. This range of courses is designed to suit students' aspirations and a choice of wide-ranging career paths, from design practitioner through to marketing, styling, retailing and buying.

Professional recognition

Study and travel awards include:

  • Worshipful Company of Woolmen of the City of London
  • Worshipful Company of Dyers of the City of London
  • The Woolmark Company
  • The Worshipful Company of Weavers
  • The Worshipful Company of Framework Knitters.

Industrial placements and work experience

All students have the opportunity to work with industry, either through placements or live industry projects. Companies that the School has recently collaborated with include Harvey Nichols, Johnstons of Elgin, Old Navy, MYB Textiles, Estee Lauder and W L Gore.

Degree show

The School of Textiles and Design hosts an annual Degree Show which is open to the public. Selected students will also exhibit at our prestigious Graduate Exhibition.

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