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Fashion and Textiles

Welcome to Fashion and Textiles

Do you think you’ve got what it takes to make it in the exciting world of fashion and design? Then our BA (Hons) Fashion and BA (Hons) Textiles and Surface Design degree courses await your application!

Part of our respected Bolton School of the Arts, these courses will teach you how to use your creative flair to design and produce for a range of fashion and textile outcomes. What works wonders for our fashion and textile students is the fact that Bolton as a town has a rich heritage within the textile manufacturing and innovation trade, giving you direct exposure to the best in the profession.

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Welcome to “Unlocked”

Our virtual show designed to promote and celebrate the creative work that has been produced by students from across the School of the Arts throughout this memorable academic year. Within the confines of lockdown, students have been exceptionally busy and have used their talents and determination to overcome the restrictions of recent months. “Unlocked” captures the huge energy and commitment of our students to creatively reach beyond the barriers behind which they have been living to achieve their goals.

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Top print designer leads a workshop with the University of Bolton fashion studen...

04 Dec 20

Students from the BA Textiles and Surface Design course have been lucky enough to take part in a workshop with one of the top print designers in the industry.

Davinder Madaher, a Print designer, Consultant, and Lecturer with over 2...

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Looking for a career path? Get a degree in Fashion and Textiles

17 Aug 20

Study Fashion and Textiles at the University of Bolton, No.1 in the North West for the past three years in Student Satisfaction in the Complete University Guide and No.2 in Teaching Quality in the Sunday Times Good University Guide 2020....

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What a career in Fashion and Textiles looks like

03 Jun 20

Deciding on a career path can seem like a tremendous task to begin with. After studying multiple subjects for years, you finally have an idea about what you enjoy learning and potentially a career to pursue. The next step is to look for ...

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Study in the UK’s historic home of textile innovation

26 May 20

Bolton has a long and historical relationship with the textile industry that stretches back 650 years. Formerly one of the largest and most productive cotton spinning centres in the world, Bolton is still the home of textile innovation t...

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How sustainable is eco-fashion?

18 May 20

The above garments were made by BA(Hons) Fashion 2nd years as part of a project around sustainability and all fabrics remnant stock fabric donated by Cookson & Clegg a clothing manufacture factory based in Blackburn.



How artificial intelligence is weaving its way into the world of fashion and tex...

07 May 20

Bolton has been at the centre of innovation in the textile industry for centuries, dating back to the industrial revolution when Boltonian Samuel Crompton invented the spinning mule for the cotton industry in 1779.


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Rebecca Hempton

Fashion and Textiles | 2017

"I think that it has been so beneficial to myself as a student and for the course profile to exhibit at both local and international events. These opportunities are something which sets Bolton aside from other universities and is a huge reason why I chose to study here.

I have recently been to a job interview which was successful and I have now gained a position within the industry; one of their feedback points being that they were impressed that I already had great industry experience. Working towards exhibitions for clients really helped me to see the purpose and understand the process of designing for a specific market or brief.

New Designers also left me with many contacts including recognition from Johnson Tiles, Liberty London and Trendease International who have asked to show a sample of my work on the Innovation Platform at MoOD Brussels this year."


Faye Power

Fashion and Textiles Lecturer |

"The fashion course gives you the opportunity to find out who you want to be as a designer. It teaches you the fundamental skills needed to enter the industry but also allows you to have fun and take creative risks.

The range of programmes on offer within the School of the Arts offers opportunities to collaborate and work across disciplines, allowing students to become specialists within their field whilst also gaining a strong understanding of the diversity of the creative industries. We don't take large cohorts so each student is valued and has access to academic staff, technical support and outstanding workshop facilities.

I enjoy working with students who are willing to play and take risks with materials and processes, challenging what is expected and known. I love it when students come with new ideas and we can work collaboratively to find solutions to creative problems whether that be through material sampling, use of new technologies and media, or working with traditional processes."



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