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Successful textile designers marry a creative vision of what a finished textile will look like with a deep understanding of the technical aspects of production and the properties of fibre, yarn, and dyes.

START DATE: Start Anytime of the Year

DURATION: 6-12 Months


(monthly instalments available – go to our ‘How to Enrol‘ page for more information)



There are 6 modules in this course to be completed. Each module has been designed as progressive steps so that you are learning by doing. You will be presented with Projects and Assignments in each module in which you will be assessed, plus a final exam which is carried online through our eCampus.

Designs for both woven and printed textiles often begin with a drawing or watercolor sketch of the finished design are covered in this courses.

Traditionally, drawings of woven textile patterns were translated onto special forms of graph paper called point papers which were used by the weavers in setting up their looms.

Today, most professional textile designers use some form of computer-aided design software created expressly for this purpose.

This course will teach you everything you need to know and develop the skills to launch your career into this sector.

What you will Learn

MODULE ONE: The Framework
Here we will look at the Textile Design Industry, the technology, and its environment so that you have a clear understanding of what you will need to address ahead.
MODULE TWO: Answering the Brief
No matter whom you are designing for, there will always be a need to understand them and what it is they wish to achieve. Even if you are designing for yourself. This module will provide you with real-life projects and assignments.
MODULE THREE: Context & Communication
Industry Criteria, Illustration, Identity & Art Direction are very important factors, so here we will look at and carry out a selection of projects and tasks to build your skills and techniques in these areas.
MODULE FOUR: Style & Content
Now we move onto the types of design categories out there plus the use of colours, patterns plus changes in styles and developments. Again, you will be presented with real-life projects and assignments for this module.
MODULE FIVE: Working Professionally
One of the reasons you are wanting to study this course – to become a professional Textile Designer. Now we are going to start building your portfolio, your image and how to get out there to pitch for that work or project.
MODULE SIX: Technical Considerations
Bringing everything together in this final module by carrying out your final Projects which will cover actual designing for Manufacture and what you will need to achieve this.

Once you have completed all of your modules you will the complete a final exam which will be project based. This is carried out online through our online campus. You will decide with your course tutor/design coach when you will want to do this.

How to Enrol

It is so easy to apply and enrol on our courses. Just follow the steps on our 'HOW TO ENROL' page to find out how by clicking on this button.


“I completed the beginners level in textile design before continuing onto level 2. I was glad I have completed level 1 first as it really helped with understanding the basics plus using the design software. This has been a fantastic course for me and already I have a creative portfolio of my work plus all of these extra skills”


My first question about this course is how can you learn textile design online? Once I got started I realised that it was no different from attending a class at a college. After all, You do have to work on your designs yourself and the course tutor is there when I need and support. Live one-to-one Skypes meant I could see how to do different tecniques as if he was right next to me. Now that I have completed this course I have a great portfolio and lots of different skills to help me with my designs.


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