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Summer Study Abroad - Digital Textile Design

Summer Study Abroad - Digital Textile Design
Chelsea College of Arts
Open to all levels

Study abroad this Summer with Digital Textile Design where you take part in practical studio and workshop sessions, giving you a unique insight into contemporary textile design for fashion and interiors.

This course is ideal if you want to experience one of our renowned subjects for 3 weeks in London and:

you are 18+ and a student, or you want to apply to university


you are thinking about a career in design management


you have an interest in art and design


you want to study and live in London for 3 weeks.

Next start dates:

Our next date for this course will be in Summer 2022. Register for updates.

During this intensive three-week course you will:

  • experience a taster of the undergraduate Digital Textile Design programme here at Chelsea College of Arts.
  • learn from tutors who are practicing in the field; benefit from access to specialist facilities at one of UAL’s six Colleges.
  • meet like-minded individuals from around the world!
  • get involved in UAL life through social events and activities.
  • All courses are assessed and you'll receive a record of study at the end of the programme if you wish to request credit from your home institution.

Entry requirements

English requirements

You should be proficient in written and spoken English and be able to participate in group discussions and make presentations. As a guideline we would expect you to have an English language level equivalent to IELTS score of 6.0 (list of language equivalencies). The Language Centre at University of the Arts London offers English courses for overseas students who wish to improve their English language skills.

Academic requirements

Students applying for this course are expected to be independent and highly motivated, preferably having completed one year at university level (undergraduate-level study).

Course details

This study abroad course will give you the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities of digital textile design.

Practical studio and workshop sessions will give you the opportunity to explore the creative possibilities of digital design through the use of Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator from initial drawing to the translation of your designs. This course will give you a unique insight into contemporary textile design for fashion and interiors.

You will be taught new drawing approaches and experiment with a variety of techniques. Sessions will be complemented by lectures and external visits to places of interest within London, including museums, galleries and retailers.

Student Profile: Shijrah Dohr

Tutor information

Laura Baker

Laura Baker is an experienced lecturer on the BA Textile Design programme at Central Saint Martins as well as a specialist in 2D print and surface pattern for Fashion and Textiles. She has worked as a textile designer in industry and on a freelance basis for fashion and interiors companies internationally She is also author of the publication 'Laser Cutting for Fashion and Textiles'.

Baker’s professional practice lies in bespoke shirt design, with a focus on injecting the unconventional into the usually conservative world of formal shirting. Each shirt is made from fabrics such natural bamboo silk and cotton poplin with digital prints created from yarn wrap windings inspired by British woven fabrics.

Tutor Profile: Laura Baker

Dates and fees

Course Dates

Date: Dates to be scheduled for 2022

Cost: To be confirmed

Total class hours: 120 hours

Non-class hours: 120 hours

Credit value: 12 credits

Level: Beginners

Location: Chelsea College of Arts


Please bring the following items with you to the course

  • Sketchbook
  • 0.5 fineliner
  • Biro
  • USB memory stick
  • Calculator
  • Tape measure (metal)
  • Set square (adjustable is preferable)
  • Metal ruler
  • Scale ruler
  • Compass
  • Erasers
  • 2H pencil
  • Sketching pens
  • Masking tape
  • Lightweight white card (0.5mm approximately)
  • Grey card (1mm approximately)
  • UHU glue
  • Pritt Stick (any brand will be ok)
  • Smartphone or at least a 5mp camera (+ the necessary leads to upload images from your device to a PC/Mac)

Summer Study Abroad Scholarship

We offer a Summer Study Abroad Scholarship for all of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses.

Find out how to apply

To be eligible, you must be 18 years or older, hold an offer to join one of our 3 week Summer Study Abroad courses, and be enrolled on an undergraduate degree programme outside the UK.

  • The scholarships cover the tuition-fee only and depend on you successfully enrolling for the course. Our cancellation policy still applies.
  • Scholarship winners will be asked to take part in promotional activities to promote Summer Study Abroad and the scholarship scheme.

Digital Textile Design

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