Fashion & Textiles Institute

Join the Fashion & Textiles Institute and have the chance to work on live, industry-sponsored projects with companies like Adidas, Ryan Roche (New York), Liberty Art Fabrics and Nowness. Develop your own creative practice, utilising state-of-the-art technologies alongside long-established traditional techniques and processes.

Charlotte Sharples Fashion Design work

You’ll work with staff offering extensive expertise in fashion and textile design, innovation, entrepreneurship, sustainability and marketing.

Housed in a modern open plan building replicating working industry life, our Fashion and Textile courses collaborate across disciplines, and pioneer a future-driven design community.

Our Fashion and Textile courses

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Chris Copeland work

Textile Design BA(Hons)

On our textile design degree, you’ll be part of a vibrant, supportive community of multidisciplina...

Textile Design BA(Hons)
Sustainable Fashion student
Sustainable Fashion

Sustainable Fashion MA (Online)

Become a conscious changemaker in the 21st century fashion industry. Develop a radical and circular ...

Sustainable Fashion MA (Online)
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Fashion styling and art direction

Fashion Styling & Art Direction BA(Hons)

Influence the shape of fashion as you take on the world of fashion styling. On this future-focused c...

Fashion Styling & Art Direction BA(Hons)
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Alice Marple Horvat - Fashion Photography

Work by Alice Marple Horvat

Fashion Photography BA(Hons)

Develop your unique artistic voice and springboard into the industry as an innovative fashion photog...

Fashion Photography BA(Hons)
Design presentation for sustainable beauty app
Kiera Sylvester Fashion Marketing

Fashion Marketing BA(Hons)

Blend your flair for communication and eye for fashion into a successful career as a fashion markete...

Fashion Marketing BA(Hons)
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Fashion Design 2023 lead resize

Fashion Design BA(Hons)

Turn heads and change minds as you steer the fashion industry toward a more sustainable future. Work...

Fashion Design BA(Hons)
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Costume Design for Film and Television 2024

Costume Design for Film & Television BA(Hons)

On this dynamic course, you’ll cultivate the practical, creative and theoretical skills needed to ...

Costume Design for Film & Television BA(Hons)

"As a former Falmouth student myself, I know first-hand that the course develops core skills such as pattern cutting and construction, as well as more technical and unique abilities. These are all skills which are successfully displayed by our Falmouth interns. Above all, their positive attitude and passion sets them apart and leads them to make the most of every opportunity."

Didar Ekmekci
BA(Hons) Fashion Design graduate and Head Studio Assistant, Markus Lupfer 

Fashion & Textiles facilities

Transform concepts into commercial realities with our professional equipment and facilities. From traditional hand looms to digital fabric printers and ultrasonic welders, our fashion and textile studios cater for both solo and group working.

Explore Fashion & Textiles facilities
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Fashion & Textiles Institute facilities

Unseen: examining underwear dress techniques and practices around the Textiles and Dress Collection’s Men’s Bodywear Collection and/or Ivy Leaf Corsetry Collection

This Research & Knowledge Exchange Doctoral Project brief summarises our priority areas of resea...

Unseen: examining underwear dress techniques and practices around the Textiles and Dress Collection’s Men’s Bodywear Collection and/or Ivy Leaf Corsetry Collection
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Penryn Campus Pano 2021

Textiles and Sustainable New Technology as a form of protection and shelter in natural disaster and conflict settings: A Design Response

This Research & Knowledge Exchange Doctoral Project brief summarises our priority areas of resea...

Textiles and Sustainable New Technology as a form of protection and shelter in natural disaster and conflict settings: A Design Response
BA(Hons) Textile Design Katie Brigginshaw
Katie Brigginshaw, BA(Hons) Textile Design, woven fabrics.

African Portrait Photography Archives

This Research & Knowledge Exchange Doctoral Project brief summarises our priority areas of resea...

African Portrait Photography Archives

News

SBS Awards
SBS Awards

Textile Design BA graduate and Nettle Revolution founder wins the Theo Paphitis, Small Business Sunday Awards

22 May 2024

In an inspiring event earlier this year, Jane Gray, Founder and Coach of health and wellbeing compan...

Textile Design BA graduate and Nettle Revolution founder wins the Theo Paphitis, Small Business Sunday Awards
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5 Minutes with: Anti-Fashion Photography Disruptor, Donald Christie

03 May 2024

Donald Christie’s iconic photography style was a seminal part of the ‘anti-fashion’ 1990s yout...

5 Minutes with: Anti-Fashion Photography Disruptor, Donald Christie
Photo of Torgeir Rorvik holding Graduate Fashion Week Award at the 2022 event
Torgeir Rorvik

How Falmouth’s future-focussed approach is inspiring graduate fashion photographer Torgeir Rørvik

24 April 2024

A top award winner in 2022 at Graduate Fashion Week, the world’s largest showcase of BA fashion ta...

How Falmouth’s future-focussed approach is inspiring graduate fashion photographer Torgeir Rørvik
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Falmouth student designs latest edition of Petra Collins’ ‘OMG I’m Being Killed’

17 April 2024

Third-year Fashion Photography BA(Hons) student Alexa Rayner has designed the latest edition of Petr...

Falmouth student designs latest edition of Petra Collins’ ‘OMG I’m Being Killed’
Portrait of Falmouth Textile Design BA graduate Beth Somerville
Beth Somerville

Putting the tech into textiles: Meet Falmouth graduate Beth Somerville

03 April 2024

From being named overall winner of New Designers 2023 to being selected for the Chanel and King’s ...

Putting the tech into textiles: Meet Falmouth graduate Beth Somerville
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Meet our sustainable fashion community

Meet our Sustainable Fashion online community

12 February 2024

Since its launch in 2022, Falmouth's Sustainable Fashion MA (Online) community has been going from ...

Meet our Sustainable Fashion online community
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Bal maidens, fishwives and carnival queens: meet Fran Rowse’s ‘Cornish Maids’

12 February 2024

Fran Rowse's photography project 'Cornish Maids' is a collection of portraits of Cornwall’s young ...

Bal maidens, fishwives and carnival queens: meet Fran Rowse’s ‘Cornish Maids’
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Sustainable fashion laptop and work

Top 5 sustainable fashion publications and podcasts

09 January 2024

With increasing evidence suggesting the fashion industry plays a significant role in global heating,...

Top 5 sustainable fashion publications and podcasts
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Inside our natural dye garden and labs

22 December 2023

Explore our natural dye garden and dye labs with senior teaching technician Alice Selwood.

Inside our natural dye garden and labs
Sustainable Fashion student Mitchell Vassie teaching
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Revolutionising fashion education: Meet Sustainable Fashion student Mitchell Vassie

27 November 2023

Revolutionising fashion education: Meet Sustainable Fashion student Mitchell Vassie
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WRAP x FTI

Students deliver fashion show in collaboration with WRAP for Anthropy 2023

03 November 2023

Fashion students have collaborated with WRAP to produce a sustainability focused fashion show for An...

Students deliver fashion show in collaboration with WRAP for Anthropy 2023
Textile designs by Gabs Smith
Gabs Smith - 'Gluttony' Print

Falmouth graduate shortlisted at Global Design Graduate Show x Gucci

06 October 2023

See the shortlisted work and cast your vote!

Falmouth graduate shortlisted at Global Design Graduate Show x Gucci
Sustainable Fashion student Georgia Wyatt-Lovell giving a presentation
Georgia Wyatt-Lovell

“A light at the end of the tunnel”: why I chose to study Falmouth’s online Sustainable Fashion master’s

28 September 2023

Georgia Wyatt-Lovell is a creative practitioner, sustainability consultant and founder of two sustai...

“A light at the end of the tunnel”: why I chose to study Falmouth’s online Sustainable Fashion master’s
Textile Design Student Beth Somerville's stand at New Designers 2023
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Graduating Textile Design student announced as overall winner of New Designers 2023

05 July 2023

Graduating student Beth Somerville and Falmouth University take home awards from New Designers 2023....

Graduating Textile Design student announced as overall winner of New Designers 2023
Collage corset created by Textile Design student Zahra Jelassi
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Final year Textile Design student finds inspiration in unlikely places

27 June 2023

Explore the work of graduating Textile Design BA(Hons) student Zahra Jelassi.

Final year Textile Design student finds inspiration in unlikely places
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Falmouth Showcase 2023 Image

Falmouth Showcase 2023: A celebration of our graduating talent

02 June 2023

Congratulations to our class of 2023!

Falmouth Showcase 2023: A celebration of our graduating talent
Portrait of Britain Winner and Falmouth Fashion Photography graduate Logan Davies
Logan Davies

In conversation with Portrait of Britain winner and Fashion Photography graduate Logan Davies

05 May 2023

Logan Davies shares their experience at Falmouth and the importance of queer representation in photo...

In conversation with Portrait of Britain winner and Fashion Photography graduate Logan Davies
Textile Design student work
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Meet our third-year Textile Design students

29 March 2023

Discover the work and inspirations of some of our third year textile design students.

Meet our third-year Textile Design students
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Sustainable Fashion student

The Our Effect Podcast | Reconnecting fashion with nature

08 February 2023

Sustainable fashion academic Tom Crisp chairs a discussion on the importance of reconnecting fashion...

The Our Effect Podcast | Reconnecting fashion with nature
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Textile Design graduate launches collection with Oasis

06 January 2023

Charlie Taylor tells us about her exclusive collection with fashion brand, Oasis.

Textile Design graduate launches collection with Oasis