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HND/BA Textiles Specialising in Weave and Print Sample 4
Cardonald Campus
SCQF Level
Start Date
26 Aug 2024
Qualification Type
Course Type
2 years (August to June)

This HND/BA Textiles is a unique and highly creative Associate Degree Programme that is directly linked to year 3 of the Woven, Knitted and Printed Textile Pathways at Heriot-Watt University. You will be dually enrolled at both institutes and will be based at the Cardonald Campus for the first two years of the course where you will follow a discreet HND Textile programme which will allow you to develop skills within all four textile pathways print, knit, weave and embroidery alongside garment production and manufacturing skills. At the end of year 2 you will transfer to Heriot-Watt University, Borders Campus to complete year 3 and 4 of the degree, where you will specialise in one of the pathways.

What will I learn?

During this HND/BA Textiles course, you will be taught by lecturing staff who are dedicated professionals with a breadth of experience within the creative industries. Teaching resources are developed in line with Heriot-Watt modules.  
All your coursework will be project-based, and you will experiment with a variety of materials and techniques for weave, knit and print and gain skills in machine embroidery, fabric manipulation, drawing and design development. 

Your studies will include: 

  • Sketchbook development and exploration 
  • Design development and research 
  • Drawing and media exploration 
  • Surface decoration and fabric manipulation 
  • Printed textiles 
  • Knitted textiles 
  • Woven textiles 
  • Garment manufacture skills, pattern drafting and construction  
  • Yarn and fibre research and development 
  • Photoshop and Illustrator skills to develop the design process 
  • Creative research and its context in design 
  • Live industry awareness projects in collaboration with high-profile companies
  • Sustainability and responsible design   
  • Promotional and marketing skills 
  • Communication skills 
  • Meta skills.

If you are looking to explore all other aspects of textile design, you should apply for HND Fashion Textiles instead. 

Hear from student Zoe Bartlett.  

Hear from student Ellis Blackwood. 

Course Presentation 

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Entry requirements (minimum)

  • Three Highers at B pass and above including Art and Design and Higher English 
  • Applications may be considered if you do not meet the academic requirements but have experience in Art and Design or Woven, Knitted, or Printed Textiles, please give full details in your personal statement 
  • To be successful, you will already have a keen interest in Woven, Knitted or Printed Textiles.

Entry requirement equivalency table

If you do not meet the entry criteria for your chosen course, you may be offered an alternative course in the same subject area.

Employer and industry links

We have well-established links with many high-profile companies enabling live industry projects to be included throughout the course. Recent sponsored live projects have included designing a range of printed and woven interior samples for Bute Fabrics, designing a bespoke rug with Turnberry Rug Works and designing a range of jacquard woven fashion scarves for Alex Begg.

Designing a collection of Interior prints for Iona Crawford Atelier and designing a collection of woven textile samples for Knockando Mills. We also work closely with the Incorporation of Cordiners, Incorporation of Weaver and the Incorporation of Bonnet Makers and Dyers. Students annually benefit through sponsorship and awards.  

Articulation Routes

You will automatically progress into 3rd-year BA (Hons) Design for Textiles at Heriot-Watt University (guaranteed on successful completion of the two-year HND programme and B grade or above in the Graded Unit in year 1 and 2). This is through the Articulation Agreement and enables progression without going through UCAS. 

Jobs and further study

  • 3rd-year entry to BA Textiles at Heriot-Watt University (guaranteed on successful completion of the two-year HND programme)  

Take a look at the course progression map for fashion and textiles courses.

Recent graduates of the course have gone on to become:  

  • Weave designer for Transcal 
  • BeggxCo   
  • McNaughton's Holdings  
  • Barrie Knitwear
  • Colour and materials designer- Envisage Group  
  • Designer manager- Robert Mackie.

Making an application

For courses starting in August, you can make up to two applications.

Applications are made to a course and a first choice of campus. If the course is oversubscribed at your first choice you will be automatically considered for alternative sites and may be made an offer without a further application.

I've applied — what happens next?

When you apply
You will receive an automated email confirming that we have received your application (remember to check your SPAM folder).

Your application will be reviewed by the admissions team and you will either be:

  • Made a direct offer (unconditional or conditional)
  • Invited to book an interview session
  • Advised that your application is unsuccessful – you have not met the entry requirements for this course and are advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.

We aim not to reject an application and if you don’t meet the entry requirements you may be referred to a different course or level.

If you are invited to interview, you will be informed of the outcome of your interview by email within 14 working days. The outcome will be one of the following:

  1. Unconditional offer of a place – you have met all the entry requirements and your place is guaranteed. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your place.
  2. Conditional offer of a place – your place is secured pending you meeting the entry requirements. This may mean achieving school or college qualifications which you may not be able to provide to us yet. You will be required to accept this offer to secure your conditional place. Once your conditions are met this will change to an unconditional offer of a place which you must accept before you can enrol on the course.
  3. Waiting list – you have met all entry requirements, and have been interviewed however, the course is now full so you have been placed on a waiting list. If any spaces become available you may be contacted, usually around the course start date. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  4. Reserve list – following your interview, you have unfortunately not been successful in this round of recruitment. We have placed your name on a Reserve list and your application may be reconsidered at a later date. This could happen any time up to the start date of the course but it is very possible that you will not be offered a place. We would advise that you also consider other application options.
  5. Unsuccessful – your interview has been unsuccessful. You may be offered a place on a course at a different level, or advised to contact the College Student Advice Centres to discuss alternative options which may be available to you.

Once an offer is received, you must reply within 14 working days or risk losing your place, as the system will automatically decline your offer after 14 days.

Once you have accepted your offer, you will be sent out instructions about student funding, joining instructions and induction date.

More questions? Contact us about this course

0141 272 3291