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BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art


The Royal School of Needlework teaches a BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art (UCAS Code W740) which is validated by the University for the Creative Arts (UCA). This is the only Degree in hand embroidery in Europe. It uses traditional and contemporary techniques and is a springboard to a creative career in fashion, interiors or textile art.

Studying with the RSN is a unique experience. Taught by expert practitioners, students merge the traditional techniques of hand embroidery with contemporary art and design practices. The course also gives the opportunity to take part in live projects such as with fashion houses, designers and galleries.

Set in bespoke studio apartments at the stunning Hampton Court Palace, students have access to the RSN library and its unique textile archive collection.

Please visit our Degree website to find out more. 

If you wish to apply to our BA(Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art for 2018, please note that for UCAS, the Institution Code is C93; the Campus Code is F and the Course Code is W740.

Our BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art and a team of RSN stitchers have created work for HBO's Game of Thrones
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