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Textiles Folio Online Short Course

University of the Arts London
10 weeks
Summer / Short course
Scholarships available
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University of the Arts London

About this program

Textiles Folio Online Short Course

The Textiles Portfolio has been carefully designed to enable students to develop their textiles practice and create a rich and successful portfolio. Whether you are hoping to go onto further study or professional practice, the course will help you achieve your ambitions. Underpinned by a philosophy of experimentation, visual research and conceptual thinking, the program will allow you to explore and expand your textiles practice while building a portfolio of work.

You will be encouraged to explore diverse areas related to textiles, fashion, costume making, or surface and jewellery design. In addition, you will be given advice on portfolio presentation and best practice for your chosen pathway throughout the course while you engage with exciting projects that will enhance your skills.

The course places an emphasis on design thinking. Students will be encouraged to make their own tools and equipment, which will develop their creative resilience and entrepreneurial skills.

During the course students will specialise in one of the following subject areas:

  • Costume for Film or Theatre
  • Fashion Accessories
  • Fashion Knit
  • Fashion Print
  • Fine Art
  • Jewellery
  • Surface Design
  • Textiles

Admission requirements

Entry requirements

  • This course is open to students aged 18 years and older
  • As a guideline, non-native English speakers should be at IELTS level 6.0 in English language, for more information please visit UAL’s English Language Requirements webpage
  • To support your application you should have the beginning of a portfolio of 15-20 examples of your work, for more information please visit UAL’s Portfolio Preparation webpage.

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Program content

Term 1

Will provide students with a broad overview of textile design and an opportunity to explore the fundamental elements and creative methods of textiles, while developing an individual approach to the subject. Through an exciting mix of workshops and guest lectures delivered by CSM Textiles staff, alumni and professionals, students will experiment with knit, print and weave, new materials and 3D design. Projects and workshops are designed to develop students existing skills while nurturing individual creative styles. Students can expect to work through a diverse range of briefs, broadening the range of work in their portfolios.

Students do not require any specialist machinery for any of the disciplines, we encourage them to develop and create their own techniques and tools using their thinking hands. This could be anything from creating a new type of weaving frame, hand printing ideas or even bio design. No student will be at a disadvantage if you don't have equipment.

Term 2

This will provide a focus for their portfolio to support their application to further study or future employment.

Students will focus on their specialist pathways and concentrate on finalising concepts and narratives for their final major projects. There will be more 1-2-1 tutorials and group tutorials where students will observe peer development. Throughout term 2, students will work on an independent Final Major Project allowing them to develop personalised techniques to a high standard for creating and building individual bespoke portfolios with more depth and substance.

Scholarships & funding

Several scholarship options are available. Please check the university website for more information.

Program delivery

All our online short courses include:

  • Live online lessons with the same tutors
  • Lesson recordings, for review, so you never have to miss a class
  • Access to the virtual learning environment with course content
  • Forums for support
  • 2 weeks online access to the recordings of the live classroom session

Activities will be scheduled between the hours of 09:00 15:00 (UK Time), 3 days a week and will include a mixture of live classes, one to one tutorials, crits, peer learning and independent study.


Tuition Fee: £2995


  • To provide a broad diagnostic experience in textiles design
  • To encourage students to explore their potential within a wide range of art and design disciplines
  • To expand students design skills, personal practice and challenge their design ideas
  • To encourage experimentation, research and work at a fast pace
  • To enable students to discover and develop their individual style
  • To inspire students to develop confidence in their practice
  • To deliver high quality teaching to small class sizes, taught by staff from a variety of CSM subject areas

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University of the Arts London

University of the Arts London (UAL) is ranked 2nd in the world for Art and Design according to the 2022 QS World University Rankings®, for the fourth year in a row. It has an international reputation in art, design, communication,...

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Why study at University of the Arts London

With multiple sites across London, UAL offers endless opportunities to draw inspiration from this global creative hub.

  • UAL has a track record for launching and furthering careers across the creative industries and beyond.
  • Graduates are frequently shortlisted for national and global awards ranging from the Turner Prize to the Oscars.
  • UAL is home to more than 2,400 postgraduate students.
  • The university offers a wide range of theoretical and practice-based research programmes leading to a PhD or MPhil.
  • UAL is ranked among the UK’s top research universities, with 83% of research conducted by UAL students and staff graded as world-leading.
  • UAL has a diverse student community, with students drawn from over 130 countries across the globe.
  • Students are encouraged to draw inspiration from London’s world-famous art galleries, museums and theatres.
  • UAL’s dedicated support service offers useful advice for international students including guidance on funding, visa applications and accommodation.

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University of the Arts London

272 High Holborn
WC1V 7EY London
United Kingdom

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