Best Textile Design Schools in the World

The art of designing knitted, woven, printed fabrics with the help of science is called textile design. The core elements of textile design are fiber, yarn and finishing. In a word converting raw material into a finished product is called textile design. Textile designer convey a deep overview how a finished textile will look like from technical aspect and properties of yarn, fiber and dye. There are many types of textile design. But two common area of textile design are-
  1. Home goods industry.
  2. Apparel or clothing industry.
Traditionally drawing of woven textile was translated onto a graph paper. But now a day’s textile designer use computer programmed software to design product. These are called digital printing.

Scope of textile designer:
Textile design is a growing field which focus on variety of skill which is applicable in different field from home to fashion, handcraft to digital printing. This subject prepares a textile designer for a wide range of careers in textile mill and export houses. These are some of the fields offered to textile designer:
  • Color and design consultant
  • Color & style specialist
  • Color & trend forecaster
  • Innovative design consultant
  • Manager trend and forecast
  • Print and pattern designer
  • Strategic intervener
  • Textile & surface developer
  • Textile illustrator
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Top 10 Textile Design School:
There is huge scope in Textile design. These are some universities that provide world class education in this sector.

Best Textile Design Schools

1. University of Edinburgh
It was established in 1582 and sixth oldest university in English speaking world. The University of Edinburgh ranked 20th in the QS world ranking and ranked between 51-100th for art and design subject QS ranking by sub. 6th best university in Europe by U.S news “best global universities ranking”.

Address: Old College, South Bridge, Edinburgh EH8 9YL, United Kingdom

2. University of Texas at Austin
University of Texas at Austin is a public research university. It was founded in 1883. It ranked 65th in QS world ranking in 2020and ranked between 101-150th for art and design subject in QS ranking.

Till October 2019, 12 Nobel prize winners have been affiliated with the school as alumni.

Address: Graduate and International Admissions Center1616 Guadalupe St. Suite 4.202
Austin, TX 78701

3. University of Leeds
It was granted to university in 1904 by king Edward VII (7). This university has about 33000 student and it is the fifth largest university in UK. It ranked 93rd in QS ranking in 2020and ranked between 101-150th for art and design subject in QS ranking.

The university has 1230 acres of campus. It has many notable alumni’s including six noble prize winners.

Address: University of Leeds, Leeds, LS2 9JT, UK

4. University of Southampton
On 29th April 1952, Hartley Institution was granted full university status and named University of Southampton. The university has seven teaching campus. It ranked 97th in QS world ranking in 2020.

Address: Highfield Campus, University Road, Southampton SO17 1BJ,
United Kingdom

5. University of Alberta
University of Alberta is a public research university located in Canada. It has 400 programs in 18 faculties. It has more than 275000 alumni including Governor General Roland Michener; Prime Minister Joe Clark. It ranked 113th in QS ranking in 2020 and 4th in Canada and ranked between 101-150th for art and design subject in QS ranking.

Address: 116 St & 85 Ave, Edmonton, AB T6G 2R3, Canada

6. Michigan State University
It was established in 1885. It has 5300 acres campus with 563 buildings including with 107 academic and instructional space. It ranked 144th in QS world rank in 2020.

Address: 220 Trowbridge Rd, East Lansing, MI 48824, United States,

7. Loughborough University
Loughborough university is a public research university in east midlands of England. It has been a university since 1966. It ranked 222nd in QS global ranking and ranked 28th for art and design subject.

Address: Epinal Way, Loughborough LE11 3TU, United Kingdom

8. Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology University
It is the largest dual sector education provider in Australia with an enrollment of 87000 students. It 238th in QS world ranking and 12th in world for art and design subjects.

Address: 124 La Trobe St, Melbourne VIC 3000, Australia
Phone: +61 3 9925 2000

9. North Carolina State University
North Carolina State University has more than 30000 students which makes it one of the largest universities in the country. It offers bachelor’s degree in 106 fields and master’s degree in 104 fields also doctoral degree in 61 fields. It ranked 285th in QS ranking and ranked 84th nationally in U.S news & world report in 2020. It also ranked between 101-150th for art and design sub in QS ranking by sub.

Address: Raleigh, NC 27695, United States

10. University of Dundee
University of Dundee got its independent university status in 1967. It ranked 302nd in QS ranking in 2020. It also ranked within the top 40 universities in UK and ranked between 101-150th for art and design sub in QS ranking by sub.

It has many world known alumni including financial journalist and founder of “Forbes magazine” B.C. Forbes.

Address: Nethergate, Dundee DD1 4HN, United Kingdom

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