Fashion and Textiles Undergraduate Courses

Our fashion and textiles courses are part of a strong creative community where students and staff from all disciplines on a wide range of projects. Take your ideas from concept to catwalk with our highly acclaimed Fashion and Textiles courses. 

You’ll discover how to design original and inspiring collections which will give you the edge in the fast-paced global fashion industry. Thanks to our influential Fashion and Textiles industry partnerships, we offer excellent opportunities for you to gain experience through work placements and real world projects. This practical, work-focused teaching means our graduates have a great track record in producing award-winning designs. Two years in a row, a Derby student has won the St Andrews Young Designer Awards – the perfect springboard to a successful career in fashion.

"Everything I learned at University is now the foundation of my working life!"

"My degree gave me the important skills to get where I am today and helped me develop as a person through some fantastic opportunities. Everything I learned, including hand-drawn design work, digital design, garment manufacture and production, is now the foundation of my working life.”

Winner of the top prize at the 2014 St Andrews Young Designer Awards and now a junior designer with Manchester-based Chilli Apparel.

Take a look at last year's fashion show...

The Degree Show 2018 featured a Fashion Show of work produced by our Fashion & Textiles students

Join our creative community where students and staff from all disciplines collaborate on a wide range of fashion and textiles projects. 

Career opportunities

  • fashion design/forecasting
  • childrenswear, menswear, womenswear and knitwear design
  • merchandising
  • fashion and textile print design
  • furnishing and interior design fabrics
  • marketing
  • PR
  • postgraduate study
  • trend prediction

You could also go on to study our MA Fashion and Textiles.

Facilities

Our Chandos Pole Street building contains new specialist facilities for Fashion and Textiles. These include light and airy studio spaces as well industry-standard equipment and design facilities.

Virtual tour of the Fashion and Textiles facilities at Chandos Pole street
Textiles student Katie Gilbert with her kimono design

How Katie’s kimono became big in Japan

Our Textile Design student Katie Gilbert’s modern take on traditional Japanese clothing gained her international recognition and saw her work on show at exhibitions in Japan, France and Germany.

Read about Katie's successRead about Katie's success