Fashion and Textiles

What skills will I learn on Fashion and Textiles courses?

For Textiles courses we teach a variety of skills relating to printed, embroidered, dyed and embellished textiles, digital design, print and embroidery, laser cutting, non-woven textiles and many aspects of the design process for a variety of outcomes. We teach digital textile design using Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop and InDesign and the textile industry software AVA CAD/CAM. We teach aspects of professional practice including how to prepare a portfolio for interview.

For Fashion courses, we teach a variety of skills relating to fashion communication, design development for market level and customer, range planning, sustainability in fashion, pattern cutting and garment construction using both traditional and new techniques as well as digital skills using CAD. You also have access to learn printed, embroidered, digital design, print and embroidery, laser cutting, and many aspects of the design process. We teach digital design using Adobe Illustrator and Photoshop and use these skills for both design outcomes as well as technical requirements for industry. We teach aspects of professional practice including how to prepare a portfolio for interview.

We also teach students how to market their work effectively through online portfolios and social media, time management, adaptability, confidence, resilience, interview skills and much more.

If you have any other enquiries relating to this you can contact the Fashion and Textiles Team to discuss, their contact details can be found at the bottom of the specific course page by searching the Fashion and Textiles subject area.

You can also chat with our staff directly every Wednesday from 2 pm - 4 pm and periodically throughout the working week.

Alternatively, chat with our current students who will be able to share this information with you and any other course-related queries.

Or book onto one of our Open Days or Course Advice Days to find out more and speak with the team.

At the University of Bolton, we understand our students have different requirements and we pride ourselves on the positive and supportive learning environment we provide. Being voted No. 1 for Student Satisfaction for the past three years (Complete University Guide, North West) is a testament to our approach.

We are proud of our work on-campus to ensure our students can enjoy #UniAsItShouldBe, COVID-secure.