Fashion & Textiles Courses

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Our Fashion & Textiles courses are delivered by tutors with extensive experience in the visual arts sector and their professional expertise is valued by our students.

There are excellent facilities including studio spaces for painting, sculpture, ceramics, textiles and printmaking, as well as dark rooms. Further Education courses are offered across a wide range of art and design subjects and the Hay Gallery provides a versatile exhibition space for displaying students’ work.

The School of Art offers Further Education courses and Higher Education programmes in Fashion & Textiles. The Minories in Colchester town centre is home to studios for postgraduate students and a public gallery and the Hay Gallery provides a versatile exhibition space for displaying students’ work. Our Higher Education Centre provides a great range of specialist facilities for Colchester School of Art students including well-equipped teaching spaces and private study areas.

As well as a Further Education courses there is range of popular short courses offered by The School of Art in areas including bookbinding, ceramics, glassmaking, life drawing, Photoshop, portfolio preparation and printmaking and textiles, as well as Single Degree Level Modules in Fashion Construction and Textile Applications.

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Fashion is the largest employer of all the UK’s creative industries.Source: creativeindustries.co.uk
I chose to study at University Centre Colchester because of the friendly working environment, small year groups, approachable tutors and the department’s industry connections, as well as the convenience of close proximity to home and easy commute to London.

Sophie Sprittles, BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles

“I chose to study at University Centre Colchester as it is one of the few courses that specialise in both the skills of textile print and fashion construction and that allows you to find your own pathway within this.”

Eloise O’Brian Scott, BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles

Contextual studies helped me progress in my public speaking and presentation skills while also building on my essay writing and ability to report about my work on a live blog.

Amber Pullen, BA (Hons) Fashion and Textiles

I work with the Buyer and Merchandiser to achieve all of our design objectives for each season. It is my duty to insure all product is designed and developed to the highest standard, taking in account all tends and analysis.

Meera Pandya – Head Designer for Harrods of London (University Centre Colchester Alumni)

The course taught me the technical skills and how to develop ideas. Work experience helped me to understand the industry and how it works.

Elin Newland – Assistant Designer at M&S