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There are three named degree award: Fashion Design, Textile Design and Fashion & Textile Design. You can select your degree award title at the beginning of your final year. Students specialising in textiles can design textiles for fashion and/or interiors.

• There are opportunities for you to combine Fashion and Textile expertise through design, research, development and innovation in materials and processes.

• Industry-linked projects, European exchanges, internships, competitions and external events are an integral part of our course. Students participate in undergraduate and graduate fashion shows held every year.

• Specialist staff support you through all aspects of the discipline. These include, knit, print, mixed media, fashion illustration, garment construction, pattern cutting and professional practice.


Designers within the fashion and textile interior industries. This includes working within fashion knitwear, print for fashion, mixed media textiles, interior design markets and setting up as an independent freelance designer maker.

• Fashion forecasting & trend prediction
• Colourists & Dyeing • Illustration
• Merchandising and Buying
• Styling
• Retail
• Teaching

Staff Profile
Josie Steed

Josie’s research interests focus on:
• Future Visions for Fashion & Textiles
• Smart Textiles for Health & Well-Being
• Textile Lab – Industry/design collaboration

Her current work, Second Skin, explores smart textiles for new applications within health and wellbeing. She has worked as a consultant for Scottish Textiles on Textile Lab, a project to foster design innovation and design collaboration within traditional textile manufacturing businesses in Scotland.

She is the author of a number of research publications on the future of textile crafts and is the co-author of Sourcing Ideas: Researching Colour, Surface, Structure, Texture and Pattern.

Graduate Overview
Colin Bell

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“I enjoy the freedom given to us within Gray’s. The welcoming facilities and staff ”

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Colin Bell came to Gray’s at the beginning of 3rd year having previously completed an HND Fashion & Manufacture at Fife College. Entitled “Decay of the Living & the Creation of Life’, Colin created a menswear collection for his final year project.

The collection was inspired by body decay and the breakdown of vital organs. “I enjoy the freedom given to us within Gray’s. The welcoming facilities and staff, which encourages students to collaborate across a range of departments and workshops”

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