Textile Design (2nd year entry)

University of Dundee


City Campus


Level 2: You will develop an understanding of the design process through studio practice and a series of structured workshops, lectures and seminars. You will learn core skills in printed and knitted textile design and will be introduced to a range of mixed media textile techniques, new materials and processes. By the end of Level 2, you will then specialise in print or knit. You will also engage with the impact that design can have in tackling complex problems.

Subjects include: Material Matters; The 21st Century Designer or Co-Design in Action; Border Crossings; Change by Design or Playful Practices.

Level 3:
You will hone your drawing, research, material understanding, colour, structure and composition skills. You will gain advanced technical skills in printed and knitted textile design and will be introduced to smart materials, smart textile processes and digital technologies. You will focus on live industry briefs and national and international competitions that may deal with issues around sustainable design and innovation in a range of social and economic contexts.

Subjects include: Partnerships, Networks and Connections 1 and 2; Overseas Study Trip; Alternative Futures elective study option (Research and creative practice, Design and the market, Design and international contexts: Made in China); Elective modules such as Advertising and Branding, Critical Making, Design for a Living Planet; Optional one semester of exchange study at an international institution.

Level 4: You will write your own brief, which forms your final year major project as part of the Degree Show. You will be guided through this year with regular group tutorials, lectures, visiting tutors, portfolio appraisals, student presentations, interim exhibitions, professional practice sessions and one to one reviews. Additionally you are required to complete a written component in the final year, which will contribute to your final year degree award. This can be linked to your future aspirations and can work in unison with your studio practice.

Subjects include: Alternative Futures elective study option; Design in Action Honours Project.

Entry Requirements

2025 entry requirements:
Advanced Highers at BB plus Highers at BB preferably including Art and Design or an English based subject; or Art and Design (General Foundation) Degree Year 1 (WW12). You must submit a portfolio of work and attend an interview.

Start Date





BDes Hons

Study Method

Full time



Course Length

3 years


Duncan of Jordanstone College of Art & Design


Art and Design

SCQF Level