Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles Diploma Level 3 (UAL)

Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


This University of the Arts London Level 3 Diploma course will give you an understanding of the employment and further educational opportunities available in the Fashion and Textiles sector. It`s designed to support you to progress into a specific area of work or specialist study working within fully-equipped Fashion and Textiles studios.

The Diploma will give you the opportunity to build a portfolio that demonstrates the independent capacity to self-initiate research analyse organise reflect and evaluate commensurate with study in higher education. The course will allow you to develop the skills you need to progress onto our HND Textiles programme. You will be introduced to the essential skills and knowledge you need to pursue an exciting career in the fashion and textile industry including working as a designer an artist or crafts person.

The course is also the perfect platform to prepare you for a wealth of opportunities in related industries such as marketing, PR, retail or manufacture. The essential elements of the course give you a strong understanding of the fundamentals of Fashion and Textile Design - techniques and materials, concepts and influences, visual recording and communication. You will also gain essential vocational skills for future employment and study by responding to challenging assignments and meeting deadlines.

Entry Requirements

4 subjects at National 5 including English and Art and Design; or Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles Diploma Level 2 (UAL); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 5. Interview and a portfolio of work is required.

Progression Routes

Year 1 at Scottish art colleges; UAL Foundation Diploma in Art and Design; HND Textiles; Specialist HND in Art and Design.

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

1 year


Art and Design

SCQF Level


Career Area

Art and Design

Career Sectors

3 Dimensional Design

Fashion or Textile Design

Fine Art or Graphic Design

Interior Design or Display