Discover a unique degree course

Welcome to the BA (Hons) Hand Embroidery for Fashion, Interiors, Textile Art at the Royal School of Needlework, the only degree in hand embroidery in Europe. Using traditional and contemporary hand embroidery techniques, the needlework degree course is your springboard to a creative career in fashion, interiors or textile art.
  • Unique BA (Hons) Degree course in hand embroidery
  • A design and concept led course for fashion, interiors or textile art
  • Live projects with fashion houses, designers and galleries
  • Learn from expert practitioners
  • Study in bespoke studio apartments at Hampton Court Palace
  • Enjoy access to the RSN library and handling collection
  • Day courses, Certificate and Diploma courses in Technical Hand Embroidery also available at the RSN

Studying with the RSN is a unique experience. At the RSN, we believe in keeping the art of hand embroidery alive by moving it into contemporary contexts built on art and design practice.

Come along to one of our RSN Degree Open Days

If you are interested in our Needlework Degree Course then our Open Days are the perfect opportunity for you to experience the Royal School of Needlework at Hampton Court Palace. You will also meet members of staff and get a chance to ask any questions that you may have. We would love to welcome you on one of the following dates but we do ask that you book your place first.

For all Degree course enquiries please email Nina and Claire our Degree Administrators at the following address:

Please note the UCA Open Day on Saturday 28th May is at the main UCA Campuses only


SATURDAY 4th June 2016 at 12.00 noon

To book your place call us on +44 (0) 20 3166 6929 or email us


For the academic year 2016/17, open days will be on the following dates:

SATURDAY 24th September 2016 at 12.00 noon

WEDNESDAY 12th October 2016 at 2.00 pm

SATURDAY 29th October 2016 at 12.00 noon

WEDNESDAY 16th November 2016 at 2.00 pm

SATURDAY 3rd December 2016 at 12.00 noon

WEDNESDAY 14th December 2016 at 2.00 pm

To book your place call us on +44 (0) 20 3166 6929 or email us

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