What will I learn?

Explore your creativity and expand your professional skills by entering the creative industries on an Integrated Foundation Year degree. Taught over four years, these courses include an introductory year to build a solid foundation before you go on to specialise in your chosen subject at degree level.If you're interested in taking on a new subject, or have been out of education for a while, then our Integrated Foundation Year courses might just be for you. These four-year courses include an introductory year to help you build the core skills needed for degree-level study.This is a chance for you to let your imagination run wild and explore your creativity, expand your professional skills and develop enhanced subject knowledge. We'll help you nurture your expertise in problem solving, risk-taking, designing and making as you develop your abilitiesOn our textile design course, you’ll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of multidisciplinary textile designers and makers. You’ll discover how to create sustainable designs for a range of outcomes, and take creative risks.Blending studio work with professional practice, you’ll develop your understanding of the textiles industry, while perfecting a range of techniques in our well-equipped, purpose-built studios. With opportunities to visit international trade fairs and exhibit work in a final year show, you’ll graduate as a confident, industry-ready textile designer. You will:Develop technical, design thinking and production skills in your chosen specialismLearn teamwork, leadership and project management skills through a variety of learning environmentsDevelop critical thinking and creative problem-solving skills through the development of unique and innovative projectsGo on to study your chosen course specialism at degree levelLearn essential skills within woven, printed and mixed-media textiles, with sustainability embedded throughout. Embrace artisanal, traditional techniques and digital design and production techniques in our well-equipped studios and workshops. Work to live briefs set by renowned companies such as Circleline, Envisage, Joules, RareThread and Wallace Sewell. Be encouraged to enter international competitions such as the Bradford Textile Society, Hand & Lock, i-dott and SDC (Society of Dyers & Colourists). Have the opportunity to travel to Paris for Première Vision, the International Textile and Trend Forecasting Show. Exhibit your final year’s work in our degree show and have the chance to be selected for New Designers, London.

Which department am I in?

The Fashion and Textiles Institute

Study options

Full Time (4 Years)

Tuition fees
Information not available
Start date

12 September 2022


Penryn Campus

Penryn Campus,

Treliever Road,


Cornwall And Isles Of Scilly,

TR10 9EZ, England

Entry requirements

For students from United States

Students need to have a recognised Foundation Diploma. Native speakers of English do not need to demonstrate English language ability. Students will need to meet the same standard which is equivalent to the IELTS Academic 6.0 overall score, with at least 5.5 in Reading, Writing, Speaking and Listening.

*There may be different IELTS requirements depending on your chosen course.


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