SCQF Level 4
Art and Design

Course Overview

Introduction to embroidery and mixed media textiles is ideal for adults and school pupils with a keen interest in this subject or beginners with little or no textile experience who would like to develop skills and understanding in this area. You'll explore a variety of stitch and fabric embellishment to create a body of samples and textile-based artwork. Working in the Textiles studios you will be given training on how to use both hand and machine embroidery, heat transfer printing, basic weave and knit techniques using a range of organic and synthetic paper, plastic, yarns and cloth to create final textile artworks.

Entry Requirements

  • No formal qualifications required but students should have an interest within the specialist area of Visual Art and Textiles working in 3D.

English Proficiency Requirements
  • IELTS 5.5
Progression And Articulation Routes

Work created on these courses can support a portfolio of work for future course applications to specialist Art and Design courses, supporting school leavers or a career change.

Previous evening class students have progressed onto our well recognised UAL Diplomas and specialist NCs and HNDs before University and employment within the Creative Industries.

Download our progression route map here
Number Of Days Per Week/Day Of The Week/Time Of The Day
  • Wednesday evenings
Course Cost And Funding Options
Start Date(s)


This course will start on…
  • 08/01/2020
End Date(s)


This course will end on...
  • 01/04/2020
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Graduate Book 2018

Our Graduate Book celebrates the achievements of our HND Art and Design students.  All eight of the HNDs in Art and Design are included and these cover a wide range of specialist subjects that can be studied at Higher Education level at Edinburgh College.

Download the Graduate Book 2018 here...​

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