The Morley Textiles Foundation Diploma: Level 3



The Textiles Foundation is a unique and well-rounded year long course that supports those who wish to discover, refine and or re-define their passion and skill for textiles art, design and craft. Workshops and projects are designed to explore traditional techniques and contemporary practices to expand individual approaches to making and thinking.

Taught across three terms, specialist practitioners provide a comprehensive investigation in to: drawing, design skills, constructed textiles, colour theory, screen printing, curatorial practice, portfolio preparation, conceptual head wear and machine knit. Tutors use a range of activities from gallery/ museum visits to group work and demonstrations to create a lively and productive studio atmosphere.

Sketchbooks are used to support the documentation of works to create an ongoing archive of personal responses and research. The year culminates in a group exhibition in Morley Gallery, where students are provided with a platform to showcase a self initiated project.

A well-respected course, previous students have progressed to undergraduate and post-graduate study programmes. The Textiles Foundation course has a strong affiliation with the University of the Arts London. For those students who are eligible, we work with UAL insights to support with course advice, portfolio development and guaranteed interview / portfolio review. Personal references are provided and more generally the course can support progression on to other more specialist courses, residencies, new routes for employment or recreational pursuits.

Our well maintained studio is bright and equipped with digital resources including Mac computers, A3 scanner and printers and the Morley College library holds a fantastic selection of relevant books, publications and journals.

Refunds are not available on this booking. Start dates may be amended on request.

What's included in the price?

With a maximum of 14 students you will work in a small supportive peer group. , Hands-on workshops are guided by highly experienced subject specialists and dedicated tutors.

Assessment and feedback is continuous through discussions, group and individual tutorials and increasingly, self-evaluations to help you develop professionally.

In terms 1 and 2 themed set briefs will help develop strong research strategies, practical textile techniques and design skills. Briefs are devised to enable students to develop individual creative thinking as artists\designers.

In term 3 you will devise work on your own Final Mayor Project towards the End of Year Foundation Exhibition in Morley Gallery.


Student Enrolment Team at Morley College London


Morley College London - Waterloo Centre
61 Westminster Bridge Road
Lambeth, London
Greater London

Suitable for

  • Adults
  • Advanced/pro level
  • Qualification offered


36 weeks (flexible times to suit)

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This craft course provider has been awarded Bronze status for receiving 1 or more 5 star ratings from previous students.

The Students' Choice award ensures that course providers get recognised for their efforts in the teaching and practice of UK craft.

They also allow tutors to gain valuable feedback on their courses and for new students to find the course that's right for them.




13th September 2021

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