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Degree and foundation-level textiles distance learning with OCA

Textiles are all around us, shaping lives, adapting to our needs, thoughts, and feelings. This two-way interaction is intimately linked to our human and cultural perspectives, in scope and how we apply this in practise.

Learn about the rich history of textiles and its current approaches. How textiles practice involves sculpture, performance, and activism. How textiles draws on every material you can think of, concrete, fungi, and precious metals. How textiles is at once both traditionally hand crafted and digitally technical.

You’ll take an experimental approach to materials and techniques to come up with your own innovative and personal style. You’ll explore and develop touch, colour, and meaning as sensory instruments.

Be inventive with craft skills; knit, crochet, embroidery, and macrame leading to a growing community of independent textile designer makers; creating, selling and living through textile practice.

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BA (Hons) Textiles

If you want to explore where textile art could take you join our BA (Hons) Textiles degree today.

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BA (Hons) Creative Arts

You can combine your textile practice with a different creative discipline on BA (Hons) Creative Arts.

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Textiles - Open Foundation

If you want to explore the subject before going onto a degree, our foundation in Textiles is the perfect stepping stone.

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BA (hons) Textiles Ribbon Work

Drawing for Textile Art, Design and Fashion - Open Foundation

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