Kilt Making Level 1

Short Course - Intermediate

Kilt Making Level 1 (Intermediate)
This course offers you the opportunity to learn the craft of traditional menswear kilt making.

You will receive practical advice and instruction on this specialist skill and learn how to sew and complete your first kilt.

This course has one study option
Mode of Attendance
Mode of Study
Start Date
Course Length
Mode of Attendance
  • On Campus
Mode of Study
  • Part Time
Start Date
Semester One:
2 Oct - 20 Nov 2018
Semester Two:
8 Jan - 26 Feb 2019
Course Length
40 hours (16 weeks)
6.30pm - 9.00pm

Course content will include assembly of a sampler miniature kilt to experience all the techniques required before progressing onto making a full sized menswear kilt.

Due to the time consuming nature of traditional kiltmaking, you will be required to continue working on you kilts outside of class time to complete this course.

You will be provided with a starter pack that will include fabric for your sampler kilt and all the components for the sampler and full sized kilts, however you will be responsible for providing your own fabric scissors and financing tartan and thread for your full sized kilt, the cost of which is dependent on the tartan chosen but can range from £120 - £250.


This course is not formally assessed. 


Students are encouraged to inform us at the time of enrolment of information relating to a disability, medical condition or specific learning difficulty. 

The Disability & Dyslexia Centre advises and supports students who disclose a sensory or mobility impairment, chronic medical condition, mental health issue, dyslexia and other specific learning differences. Applicants with profound physical or sensory disabilities are encouraged to arrange a pre-entry visit to discuss any concerns and to view the facilities.

Disability & Dyslexia Centre 

The Study Support Team provides training and support to all students in academic writing, study skills, maths and statistics, English language and information technology.

Study Skills Support

This course is aimed at students with an existing knowledge of hand sewing techniques.

Required Age

All students are required to be at least 16 years of age on the commencement of course excluding the Young Artist programmes.

Course fee: £325


A refund is only applicable where there has been illness with a medical certificate to support it.


Students enrolled on a 40/60 hour Short Course are eligible for student discounted rates around the city and at our Gray’s School of Art Materials Shop. Find out more:  



Gray's School of Art Materials Shop

Located within the Gray’s building, the Art Materials Shop stocks a wide range of specialist materials, papers and equipment for all kinds of creative ventures. Open to all, both student and non-student, with very competitive prices, the staff are on hand and happy to help. Open between 9am-3.30pm Monday to Friday and a selection of dates over each semester to accommodate the Short Course students.

Staff appreciate many Short Course students are busy through the day, so they are happy to take phone orders that can be collected from reception at a later/more convenient time for students.

Gray's School of Art Materials Shop


For new intakes course fees are reviewed and published annually for each mode of delivery. Tuition fees are fixed for the duration of a course at the rate confirmed in the offer letter.  For further information see:


Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.

Taking this course, you will have access to some of the world's best facilities. 

We've invested more than £100 million in the development of our campus, new facilities and new resources.

University Wide Facilities


Apply direct to the university using our online application form. 

Successful enrolment will be confirmed by email.

Have a question about the course? Get in touch with the Gray's Short Course Team and we'll do our best to help.