Our team of lecturers are all experienced designers. Many still work in private practice today, keeping updated on the latest in textiles. As you start working with different materials, you’ll also benefit from the support of our technical specialists, on hand to help with new experiences. In our workshops, we’ll give you one-to-one teaching and, as you learn in a close-knit group, your fellow students will help out too.
Create amazing designs in the Red Shed
You’ll have your own dedicated workspace in our workshop. From here, you’ll have full access to all the materials and equipment you’ll need. We’ve spent a lot of care making the Red Shed the perfect creative space. Here you’ll master materials, both through traditional methods and using digital software. Take a look around our impressive Red Shed here.
You’ll work with metal, paper, wood, plastic and glass including screen printing, dyeing, machine knitting, embossing, stitch, CAD, Mimaki digital fabric printing, as well as casting, moulding, photography and laser cutting.
Gain experience on real briefs
Students work on projects such as Dulux colour, Gerflor interiors, Pitti Filati trend forecasting in Florence and have shown work in London and Paris at New Designers, Tent, and Indigo at Premier Vison.
All final year students have the opportunity of showing their work at New Designers.
As we’re so close to London, it’s easy to visit fashion museums and exhibitions for inspiration. You’ll have the chance to work with designers in and around the capital, and learn how to adapt to the challenges of working in a business. We’ll also give you the opportunity to get noticed at international design shows.