Bath Spa University

Bath Spa University

Design (Fashion and Textiles)

The course develops the creative process for designers in conjunction with valuable marketing and business skills; the course is aimed at ambitious designers, designer-makers or textile artists who wish to develop opportunities within the profession and who may wish to set up on their own or with others in small teams; candidates are introduced to research skills and methods, product development, design methods and management, marketing and business skills; the emphasis is on learning how to present ideas, and where and how to place them in the market; candidates are encouraged to trial a product in the market, through 1st-hand experience, or through working with studios and agents (for designers), shops and craft markets (for designer makers) or with galleries or public spaces (for textile artists).

Course modules

Modules include: research methodologies; development of product, market research and product ideas; marketing skills; product sampling and development and research; Master's project.

Assessment methods

Assessment is by a series of studio and/or portfolio presentations supported by written assignments and reports. For the final Master's project students present a cohesive body of creative work, supported by a conclusive evaluative report.


Qualification Study mode Start month Fee Course duration
MA Full-time October 2017 - 1 Years
MA Part-time October 2017 - 2 Years
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Full-time October 2017 - 9 Months
Postgraduate Diploma - PgDip Part-time October 2017 - 18 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Full-time October 2017 - 6 Months
Postgraduate Certificate - PgCert Part-time October 2017 - 9 Months

Campus details

Campus name Town Postcode Region Main campus Campus Partner
Sion Hill BA1 5SF South West

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