Fashion &<br /> Textiles

Fashion &

There’s a range of different courses and careers to consider in fashion and textile design. This area covers a wealth of different topics, so whether you’re interested in designing, making, styling, marketing or buying, there’s something to suit your interest. Courses focusing on design, making or styling will often look to develop your professional skills by building your practical knowledge, whereas courses centered on marketing or buying will be more theory-driven. If you’re thinking of a career in this area, it’s important to consider if you would prefer to be working in a design or business role, as this will determine what sort of course might suit you best.

Courses in fashion and textiles may require you to have an interview or show a portfolio of your work. This is your opportunity to show off your passion and flair for the subject area and there’s plenty of guidance available online to help you decide what to prepare; the best place to look is on individual university websites so you know exactly what they’re looking for.

The large number of courses in this area means that there are lots of careers open to graduates. This includes the more obvious roles, such as textile designer, retail manager or stylist, but a degree in this area could also prepare you for roles in fashion journalism, costume design or public relations. The skills gained from studying a creative subject can often be applied to a range of different roles and industries, so studying a creative course can open doors in a number of areas.


BA (Hons) Fashion Knitwear Design and Knitted Textiles – Nottingham Trent University

BA (Hons) Fashion Design and Marketing – University of Derby

BA (Hons)Textiles with Business Studies – University of Brighton


Visual merchandiser

Clothing/textile technologist