Our vision and mission

Clothworkers' Central façade

We’re an interdisciplinary School bringing together expertise from a range of design and technology specialisms. Creation and innovation are at the heart of both our teaching and research as we aim to develop new design ideas and provide solutions to issues faced in industry and society.

Our Vision Statement

To be a leading global provider of design, textile and fashion education, research and innovation.

Our Mission Statement

  • To provide excellent research-led teaching in design, textiles and fashion that attracts and inspires students from around the world.  
  • To integrate creative design and technology to provide a unique learning and research experience within a university environment. 
  • To support businesses and the creative economy in the Leeds City Region, the wider UK and internationally through our world class graduates and innovative research. 
  • Through our core themes in colour, sustainability and healthcare enhance our world class reputation in creative design and technology research.
  • To grow our alumni of successful, influential and impactful graduates and postgraduates.