Edinburgh College


Granton Campus


The HND Textiles course is a contemporary and innovative course that provides an advanced design education for students with a strong interest in the wider specialist areas of Textiles. The course allows students to progress onto Degree level study or employment in the fields of Textiles, Print, Weave, Knit, Fashion Design, Fashion Illustration, Retail Technology and Communications.

What you will learn

Year 1

Developmental Drawing; Observational Drawing; Portfolio Production; Design Semantics; Professional Design Practice; Textiles Accessory: An Introduction; Textile Techniques: An Introduction; History of Textiles; Printed Textiles: An Introduction; Surface Decoration for Textiles: An Introduction; Designing and Producing a Fashion Garment: An Introduction; Concept Garment Design: An Introduction; Textiles: Graded Unit 1; Digital Imaging.

Year 2

Observational Drawing Portfolio; Fabric Construction: An Introduction; Surface Decoration for Textiles: Advanced; Textiles Accessory: Advanced; Textile Techniques: Advanced; Printed Textiles: Advanced; Exhibition of Contemporary Artform; Concept Garment Design: Advanced; Textiles: Graded Unit 2; Art and Design Project; Creative Project for Artists and Designers.

Entry Requirements

2 Highers; or Art and Design - Fashion and Textiles Diploma Level 3 (UAL); or other relevant national qualifications at SCQF Level 6. Interview and portfolio.

Progression Routes

2nd or 3rd year Degree level courses

Start Date




Study Method

Full time

Course Length

2 years


Art and Design

SCQF Level