Why Choose This Course

Fashion and Textiles at the University of Derby is ranked 3rd in the country in The Guardian's University guide 2017. In 2016 BA (Hons) Textile Design achieved 100% overall student satisfaction in the National Student Survey (NSS). Our excellent specialist textile design and production expertise and facilities, combined with our staff expertise ensures you that this course is distinctive in offering a rich combination of traditional and advanced new technology.

We provide strong links with the industry, with alumni holding design positions at Stephen and David Walters, Cristal Martin, Donna Karan and Boden. Artsthread, the largest student global website is the brainchild of a Textile graduate and the founder continues to support our students. There are excellent opportunities for internships and summer placements, through industry led projects and competitions. Student Sarah Briggs spent her summer employed as a design intern by Sophie Steller Studio.


School of Arts promotional video 2016


Course Leader: Kay Bolderson
E: marketing@derby.ac.uk
T: 01332 593197 (course leader)
01332 593248 (studio)
01332 591167 (admissions)
01332 591698 (international)
01332 590500 (general)

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