Contemporary Textiles

Shetland College UHI


Main Campus, Virtual Learning Environment (VLE)


If you want to study contemporary textiles, then why not consider coming to Shetland and be inspired by its rich design heritage and stunning landscapes?

Here you will develop your practical skills in a range of textile areas, such as knit, weave and surface effects, including silk screen and designs for digital printing.

Our vibrant course aims to harness your talent and equip you with the skills that will help you sustain a career in this sector. Professional practice will be integral to your training and there is a strong emphasis on contemporary design and awareness of market trends.

We offer well-equipped, modern studios and expert tuition from a team of practising artists and designers. You will also benefit from individual and small group tuition.

Entry Requirements

3 Highers at C or above preferably including English or a social science subject. You need to submit a portfolio of visual work which clearly demonstrates your capacity to cope with the demands of the degree course.

Progression Routes

As the BA (Hons) Contemporary Textiles course combines practical, business and CAD skills you will be prepared for a number of diverse employment opportunities

Start Date

September, January




BA Hons

Study Method

Distance and Flexible learning
Part time (day)

Course Length

8 years


Creative and Cultural Industries

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