Located in Taunton the County town of Somerset, in the heart of the South West, Somerset College offers an extensive range of Further and Higher Education courses as well as skills training in a warm, friendly and welcoming environment. Our success speaks for itself with fantastic achievements and great careers for our students.
Our innovative hands-on Surface Design course encourages students to push the boundaries of textiles and surface design to change the spaces around us as well as the way we dress. The course is about improving the quality of our designed environment and challenging preconceptions of style. Thanks to its open-minded approach, students can choose to focus on interior textiles, surface design or create innovative fabrics for fashion. The course is aimed at nurturing students ready to progress onto further study or into the workplace. Students are taught to question the ways in which colour, pattern, image, scale and texture create style and atmosphere. They learn to create and present their work as a professional with an emphasis on business skills and how their designs fit into the workplace.