of Study

The Belfast School of Art offers a variety of courses where students can study many different subjects within the fields of art and design.

BA Hons Textile Art, Design and Fashion

unveiling the envelope project

ways of working in the studio

Overall runner up at New Designers for the Knitwear Designer

Terri McStraw, Weaver

First year sketchbooks

thanks to the first and second year students who helped transform the studios in support of final years

from studio to gallery in 3 days, team effort

transforming the big studio in readiness for the End of Year Shows

Lewis Hodges, final year studio

Siri Mattson, final year knit for fashion

Ellie Niblock, final year textile art

Glenda Hawkes, fashion illustration, year 2

Kirsty Riddell, Final Year Textile Art, Design and Fashion

Helen Murray, final year weave 2014

Glenda Hawkes, second year knit for fashion

second year sketchbook

Rachel Aiken, final year knit for fashion

Jaspreet Haair, Textile Art Design and Fashion

Alice Blackstock

Second year work

Sophie Rathfield work in progress

Chloe Dougan, Textile Art, Design and Fashion designer in residence

The big day of colour

Colour Sketchbook

Siri Mattson


Gemma Walters and Grainne McKee on careers


Applicants to BA Hons Textile Art, Design and Fashion should be interested in ideas, skills, making and problem solving.You should be enthusiastic, adaptable and determined.

Our approach to textiles and fashion explores tradition and innovation in embroidery, knit, weave, print and fashion in well equipped studios and workshops.You will be able to explore textiles and fashion from an art or design perspective and the diverse and rich experience offered will ensure confidence when selecting a future career.



TADF Graduates at the Clandeboye Show

Clandeboye Festival showcasing Textile Art, Design and Fashion Graduates


Belfast School of Art Fashion Show

Gemma McCorry from Style Academy who will model catwalk creations from Ulster University students at this year’s fashion show


Recent visit by Freddie Robbins

Students and staff from the Textile Art, Design and Fashion Course were inspired by a recent visit by Freddie Robbins to the Ulster Festival


Jessica Hemmings visits Textile Art Design and Fashion

On March 10th renowned textile writer and lecturer Jessica Hemmings visited Belfast School of Art to give a presentation as a part of the Ulster...


Art tea Party Exhibition

Upcoming exhibition of wild and wonderful tea cosies in support of Marie Curie Cancer Care


Student report on Sylvia Aytons’ recent visit

A number of staff and students were able to attend tutorials, seminars and a lecture during recent visit by Sylvia Ayton MBE,

Course Facts

How to Apply

Institution Name: ULS
Institution Code: U20
UCAS Code: W232


BA Hons Textile Art, Design and Fashion. Degrees are awarded by University of Ulster.


Tutorials and critiques offer opportunities for formative assessment and feedback from academic staff and peers throughout the semester and summative, face-to-face feedback is offered at the final assessment of each module and is essential to understanding progress and success. Students in Textile Art, Design and Fashion are assessed entirely on coursework which can include research, essays, reports and reviews, presentations, sketchbooks, artwork, design projects, CAD, technical samples, experimental work, final collections and exhibited artwork.


We have dedicated studios and flexible learning spaces used for group work, seminars, talks and studio critiques. Our 5 well-equipped workshops offer students the chance to work with a wide range of domestic, industrial and cutting edge equipment. The fashion, print, knit, embroidery and weave workshops are run by technicians who are experts in their subjects and can support students to master a wide range of traditional and digital processes. Facilities include workshops for textile manipulation and fabrication, tufting machines, multiheads, sewing machines, knitting machines, laser cutter, large format screen printing for fabric and hand and electronic looms.


Lucy McMullen

Lucy McMullen

Lecturer in Textiles

Stephen King

Stephen King


Trish Belford

Trish Belford

Senior Research Fellow

Hazel Bruce

Hazel Bruce

Course Director Textile Art Design and Fashion

Barbara Dass

Barbara Dass

Lecturer in Woven Textiles and Writing and Research

Julie Brennan

Julie Brennan

Reader in Constructed Textiles Design