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Digital Textile design

Digital Textile Design for Fashion

  • Ages: 18+
  • Term: Autumn
  • Length: 10 weeks


On this innovative 10-week course you’ll explore the creative possibilities that technology brings to textile design for fashion.

To book your place today, simply click the 'Book Now' button to be taken to AUB's secure online store, where you can complete your booking. You can also sign up to our newsletter for short course updates. 

What you need to know

Autumn 2024

Tuesday 8 October – 10 December 2024 (10 Tuesday evenings, 18.00-21.00) 


Suitable for adults aged 18+.


Beginners or anyone with some experience who want to refresh or develop their skills further.

Experience or qualifications required

None – this is an introductory course. We have no formal academic entry requirements for our short courses.

If you'd like to discuss if this course is suitable for you, get in touch with us: or 01202 363222.


Any additional costs

You'll need to provide some basic study equipment and art materials. This'll incur an additional cost if you need to purchase it for the course. See the 'What to bring to class' section below for full details.

Additional materials and resources will be provided by AUB and is included in your course fee.

  • Notebook and pens/pencils to take notes
  • USB flash drive (minimum 16GB)
  • A4 folder to collate your notes and course material
  • Drawing pencils
  • Pens
  • Paints
  • Pastels
  • Coloured paper
  • Glue stick
  • A selection of images, photographs and/or drawings and ideas to work from
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About this course

This course has been specially developed to enable you to explore the creative possibilities of digital textiles design for fashion. You’ll be introduced to Adobe Photoshop, and will learn the tools, techniques, and processes required to create a cohesive collection of digital print designs.

Throughout this innovative course, you'll enter the world of digital textile design with a consideration for colour, pattern and texture to inform and inspire your own design collection.

You'll have the chance to experiment with industry-standard textile techniques to express yourself and hone your skills in digital fashion. Expect to learn engaging key concepts, principles and skills, including how to use Adobe Photoshop to visualise your designs on garments and accessories, as well as printing onto a range of fashion fabrics.

This course is fashion-focused but also applies print design for interiors or product pattern design. What you’ll learn is easily transferrable and you’ll be able to apply your digital textile design knowledge to your own future projects, from interiors products and soft furnishings to wallpapers ceramics and even framed artwork.

  • Researching current trends, colours, themes and concepts to develop your own design briefs
  • Creating mood boards and colour palettes
  • Adobe Photoshop for textiles prints design, including essential techniques and visualising your final designs
  • Digital fashion techniques such as creating motifs, placement and engineered prints, repeating prints such as block, stripe, mirror, half drop, brick, and seamless printing
  • Design development and preparing for sublimation prints onto fashion fabrics
  • Sublimation prints onto a selection of fashion fabric

At the end of the course you'll:

  • Have the skills and confidence to develop your own cohesive collections of digital textiles designs
  • Possess the ability to pre-visualise your desired design and it’s outcome
  • Have created a complete mood board and a collection of digital designs, visualisations and swatch samples of your final design printed onto fashion fabrics
  • Possess improved artistic skills 
  • Have increased confidence in your own skills and feel inspired
  • Have boosted creativity and imagination
  • Possess the foundations to continue creating beyond this course
  • You can request a certificate to confirm your achievements, providing you've a 100% attendance record. To request a certificate please get in touch with us at and confirm your name and the title of course you've completed

Will I be assessed?

No, there's no formal assessment. As the course progresses, your tutor will measure your overall performance and offer essential guidance and feedback so you know how you're getting on.

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Meet your tutor

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Aston Baker

Aston Graduated from BA (Hons) Textiles at The Arts University Bournemouth in 2016.

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We're a first-choice provider of art and design short courses for anyone wishing to engage in art and design subjects in their spare time.

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