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Graduate Diploma Textile Design

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Full time


1 year

Start date


Key information

Qualification type

Graduate Diploma

Subject areas

Textile Design

Course type


Course Summary

The course is designed for students who have a BA but perhaps not necessarily in this subject area and wish to progress to MA level. It is designed to help support the development of your textile design knowledge and skills underpinned by an ethos of sustainable and ethical design practices. You will learn how to apply and adapt your current creative methods of practice in this context.

What to expect

  • To develop and locate your practice within the context of textile design
  • To look at social, sustainable and responsible design approaches and strategies
  • To take an integrated approach to theory and practice, ideas and making, concept and process through enquiry, dialogue and debate
  • To work within a dynamic learning environment that encourages peer learning which will enable you to develop as an independent thinker and proactive designer
  • To develop your critical and analytical skills within a culturally diverse environment that fosters curiosity, experimentation and dialogue
  • Lectures on contemporary and historical contexts and applications for textiles
  • To develop your personal and professional skills relevant to further study at MA level
  • To have access to course specific specialist facilities. There is a print and dye lab and digital print computer suite. We also have workshops for stitch, digital embroidery, knit and weave.


This unit will focus on your future ambitions within textile design: To write a design proposal for your final design project that is underpinned by sustainable, social and responsible design research methodologies and practices; To produce a critical research paper contextualising your practice of 2000 words.

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Entry requirements

The standard minimum entry requirements for this course are: BA (Hons) degree or equivalent academic qualifications; Evidence of ability in art or design; Alternative qualifications and experience will also be taken into consideration; Personal statement; Portfolio of work. Entry to this course will also be determined by the quality of your application, looking primarily at your portfolio of work, personal statement and reference.

University information

University of the Arts London (UAL) is one of the world’s leading and most prestigious arts universities, maintaining an internationally renowned list of alumni. Being located in London, it is an ideal place to study a postgraduate qualification and get connected to a thriving creative sector. With modern campus sites spread across London, UAL offers over 100 taught postgraduate degree courses at the university’s six specialist colleges and...more

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