Falmouth University Textiles

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Falmouth University Textiles

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Learning through doing, you’ll create your own collections from the first year. You’ll enjoy a range of studio modules in processes like weaving, printing and mixed media, while workshops and contextual studies equip you with fundamental subject knowledge. Helped by our industry partners, you’ll get to grips with the demands of design in a commercial setting. As the degree progresses, you’ll focus on a specific discipline, creating collections in response to live briefs and international competitions. The final year is your chance to prepare for the industry by producing a professional portfolio and promotional material.


  • Designing textile collections
  • Intellectual property
  • Costing and project management
  • Self promotion
  • Market positioning
  • Networking and approaching potential employers
  • Professional communication skills

How the course is taught

Full-time and practice-based, the course blends studio work with professional practice to fully prepare you for life as a designer. Taught by passionate and experienced staff, you’ll learn about process and production, and social and cultural contexts that are relevant to your practice, while also building the peer and self-evaluation skills that you’ll need in critical conceptual, productive and professional capacities.

Course outline

During the course you’ll be guided in creative and aesthetic development by the academic team in regular group and individual tutorials. As you progress you’ll take part in advanced workshops in different disciplines. Run by highly skilled technical instructors, these workshops allow you to deepen your technical knowledge and explore the creative possibilities in each discipline.

In your second year you have the option to take part in national and international work placements, and from time to time we organise study visits to major trade fairs such as Premier Vision in Paris or Pitti Filatti in Florence. Falmouth textile designers have been regularly selected as Texprint designers and, during the final year, selected students take part in the New Designers exhibition in London and other promotional opportunities.

What you’ll do

Year 1