Cookie policy

By clicking on or navigating the site, you agree to allow us to collect information on and off Studee as outlined in our cookie policy.

Study textiles abroad

An in-depth guide to studying textiles as an international student.

Textiles degrees abroad

Textiles degrees stitch together practical design modules and theoretical courses, equipping students with the tools they’ll need to stand out in this dynamic global industry.

You’ll explore various textile techniques, from printing and knitting to weaving and embroidery. Alongside developing your skills in drawing and digital design, you’ll learn how to predict market trends and meet client briefs.

By earning your degree abroad, you’ll encounter new textile processes, discover new fashions, and learn from international experts. These experiences will spark your creativity and help you to produce original work that meets today’s consumer demand.

Textiles program structure

It’s possible to study textiles at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels. Associate degrees introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects of the field. They normally require two years of study and are a useful route into entry-level employment or continued study on a bachelor’s program.

Studying a BA in textiles is the most popular option amongst students. Although most bachelor’s programs are studied over a minimum period of three years, some will include an additional industry placement year where students can gather crucial experience and build professional connections.

International students studying in the US will follow the liberal arts model and declare textiles as their major. In this system, you take general education classes for the first two years of your degree, before concentrating on major-specific modules for the remaining half.

Students with a BA can enroll in a research-based postgraduate program. A master’s degree usually takes one year of full-time study, whereas a PhD can take between four and seven years to finish.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, and practical workshops. Depending on the modules you select, assessment methods will include exams, essays, presentations, and portfolio submissions.

Textiles is a flexible discipline with plenty of elective modules to choose from, so tailoring your degree to suit your interests is easy. Nevertheless, most courses will deliver classes on these core subjects:

  • Design theory
  • Drawing
  • Textile processes and exploration
  • Contemporary art and design
  • Design history
  • Material culture and mass consumption
  • Research methods
  • Marketing and innovation
Textiles program structure

It’s possible to study textiles at the associate, bachelor’s, master’s, and doctorate levels. Associate degrees introduce students to the theoretical and practical aspects of the field. They normally require two years of study and are a useful route into entry-level employment or continued study on a bachelor’s program.

Studying a BA in textiles is the most popular option amongst students. Although most bachelor’s programs are studied over a minimum period of three years, some will include an additional industry placement year where students can gather crucial experience and build professional connections.

International students studying in the US will follow the liberal arts model and declare textiles as their major. In this system, you take general education classes for the first two years of your degree, before concentrating on major-specific modules for the remaining half.

Students with a BA can enroll in a research-based postgraduate program. A master’s degree usually takes one year of full-time study, whereas a PhD can take between four and seven years to finish.

You’ll be taught through a combination of lectures, seminars, and tutorials, and practical workshops. Depending on the modules you select, assessment methods will include exams, essays, presentations, and portfolio submissions.

Textiles is a flexible discipline with plenty of elective modules to choose from, so tailoring your degree to suit your interests is easy. Nevertheless, most courses will deliver classes on these core subjects:

  • Design theory
  • Drawing
  • Textile processes and exploration
  • Contemporary art and design
  • Design history
  • Material culture and mass consumption
  • Research methods
  • Marketing and innovation

Alternative fashion degrees

How to study textiles abroad

  1. University & program search

    Find the right program for you and your career aspirations
  2. Application guidance

    We'll get you to the right place to start your application
  3. Visa & travel advice

    Get help after application, all the way to your first day at university

Our team of advisors is ready to support you at every step of your study abroad journey.
Our services are 100% free for students like you because we're funded by universities.

Textiles study abroad programs

Textiles undergraduate programs

Bachelor's in textiles

  • false

    Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising - BSc Central Washington University, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    22,551 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 22,551 USD

    Start date
    January, September
    Show program overview about Apparel, Textiles and Merchandising
  • false

    Craft and Design Textiles - BA (Hons) Sheridan College, Canada

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    15,690 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 19,621 CAD

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Craft and Design Textiles
  • false

    Design, Merchandising and Textiles Option - BA University of Wyoming, USA

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    4 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,570 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 17,570 USD

    Start date
    September, May
    Show program overview about Design, Merchandising and Textiles Option
  • false

    Education: Primary and Early Years and Mixed Media Textiles - BA (Hons) Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    19,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Education: Primary and Early Years and Mixed Media Textiles
  • false

    Fashion and Textiles - BA (Hons) Buckinghamshire New University, UK

    Program type
    Bachelor's
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    17,300 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 12,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fashion and Textiles
See all bachelor's degrees in textiles

Textiles graduate programs

Master's in textiles

  • false

    Technology (Fashion & Textiles) - by research - MSc RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    2 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,759 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,720 AUD

    Start date
    July, February
    Show program overview about Technology (Fashion & Textiles) - by research
  • false

    Design (Fashion and Textiles) - MA Bath Spa University, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    19,791 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 14,300 GBP

    Start date
    September, January
    Show program overview about Design (Fashion and Textiles)
  • false

    Fashion and Textiles - MA University of Portsmouth, UK

    Program type
    Master's
    Duration
    1 year
    Annual tuition fee
    21,452 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 15,500 GBP

    Start date
    September
    Show program overview about Fashion and Textiles
See all master's degrees in textiles

Doctorate in textiles

  • false

    Fashion & Textiles - PhD RMIT University, Australia

    Program type
    Doctorate
    Duration
    3 years
    Annual tuition fee
    23,759 USD

    Fee in university's local currency 30,720 AUD

    Start date
    February, July
    Show program overview about Fashion & Textiles
See all doctorates in textiles

Future textiles careers

As a textiles graduate, your creative flair and presentation skills will be highly attractive to employers across a number of sectors.

Graduates go on to land a range of exciting roles, including:

  • Textile designer
  • Fashion designer
  • Textile technologist
  • Color technologist
  • Interior designer
  • Printmaker
  • Stylist
  • Secondary school teacher

Companies are always keen to recruit individuals who can demonstrate their enthusiasm, commitment, and passion. Therefore, it’s worth trying to find some extra work experience or an internship. Your university’s career service will be able to support you with this.