Welcome to Textile and Surface Design

The BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design covers surface design and textiles for fashion, interiors and contemporary design-led products. Based in the North West we are only a short train ride from the thriving Manchester city centre and as such we have many links with galleries, design companies, fabric archives and craft and design studios.


Award-winning Programme

Take part in an award-winning programme with annual student successes at exhibitions and industry led competitions.

Showcase your work

Showcase your work at Trade Fairs and Exhibitions – such as Surtex New York, Indigo Paris, The British Craft Trade Fair and New Designers in London.

Industry Relevant Projects

Take part in industry-relevant practical projects that offer you insight into current design practice.

Study Visits

Develop your networks via national and international study visits, and a visiting speakers programme.

Major Galleries near by

Our close proximity to Manchester means you have access to the links we have with major galleries, workshops and associations.

Design Studios

Our design studios and new computer suites are equipped with studio design spaces, textile industry software, and access to the latest global trend prediction sites, alongside workshops with digital and traditional textile equipment.

Lets work together


Courses in Textile Surface Design