Want to educate yourself in fashion and textile design? Are you looking for an education that encourages an experimental and exploratory approach? Then the Master’s programme in Fashion and Textile Design might be the education for you. In the schools laboratories, you get the opportunity to test many of your design ideas. The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here, www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/
The Masters Programme in Textile and Fashion Design has two specialisations: Textile design and Fashion design.
The Swedish School of Textiles is part of the University of Borås and all programmes within textile are located here. The laboratories at the Swedish School of Textiles are well-equipped and staffed by highly skilled people with extensive experience in textile production. Here, the students work as independently as possible, and during the first semester of the programme optional introductory courses are given on how to handle the equipment.
Students apply to this programme by submitting an individual project, and then they work on developing that same project during the entire programme. The education places great emphasis on artistic work, and teachers as well as supervisors and technicians encourage experimental, investigating work that pushes the boundaries of the textile field.
The first half of the last year is devoted to a degree project, and after that there are three choices for the rest of the school year: further develop the degree project, take a preparatory research course, or internship.
The entire programme is based on research, and the students gain insights in current research in the field. Several of the lectures and workshops included in the programme are held by researchers and doctoral students associated with the Swedish School of Textiles. Through their projects and analyses, the students learn to relate to current research and what may develop the field.
After graduation, many of the students move on to being employed at large or small-scale fashion companies in Sweden or abroad, while others set up their own freelance business or continue studying for a PhD.
Since the Borås region is the textile region of Sweden, there are good opportunities to collaborations and internships at nearby companies, but many students seek out internships at companies and fashion houses around Europe.
Special eligibility to the programme requires an undergraduate degree in design consisting of 180 credits or the equivalent and the ability to conduct experimental investigative work and critical reflection. Furthermore, knowledge of English equivalent to English 6 is required.
An application to the Master’s programme should, besides verified merits, contain an application project and an application portfolio. In the portfolio, the applicant's skills and abilities in the field of design should be clear and the application projects should provide a description of what the applicant wants to focus on during the Master's programme within the framework of the programme's project courses.
Read more about how you should proceed with the application portfolio here: www.hb.se/masterdesign/apply
Assessment of eligibility and selection is made on artistic grounds and is based on the work samples in the portfolio, application projects, and interview. The first step is an assessment of the portfolio with respect to shown artistic creative ability, ability when it comes to experimental work, technical skill, and reflective ability. In the next step, some candidates are interviewed. Thereafter, a final assessment of eligibility and a ranking of applicants are conducted before acceptance.
- Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) in Fashion and Textile Design – Fashion Design
- Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) in Fashion and Textile Design – Textile Design
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Last updated April 4, 2018