Heriot Watt University - School of Textiles and Design

The School of Textiles and Design, formerly the Scottish College of Textiles, has had a distinguished history since 1883. Since its beginnings the School has specialised in the education of professionals and practitioners in the global textile and clothing industry and has established a reputation as one of the world's leading textile institutions.

The School provides an extensive range of facilities including spacious studios, superbly equipped workshops for knit, weave, print and apparel, computer suites, and CAD/CAM studios. It is also engaged in leading-edge research projects in textiles, design, fashion, clothing and colour science, which reinforce its international reputation and excellence in teaching.

For those wishing to pursue a successful career in the textile, clothing or fashion industries, the School offers a unique range of courses designed specifically to serve the needs of a technologically advanced, creatively buzzing, globalised industry.

Links with the world-wide textile industry infuse all of the teaching and research, making these students a precious commodity within this rapidly evolving sector.

Did you know…

Graduates from the School have gone on to work with top companies and designers including Jasper Conran, Calvin Klein, Habitat, Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren, Nike, Next, Pringle, Rip Curl... the list is endless.