18 Masters Programs in Textiles

It is common for people to obtain a master’s degree so they can advance their career. There are several benefits to this type of program. People develop professional and personal skills while gaining specific knowledge in a subject. This enables them to set themselves apart from others in the workforce. What is a Master in Textile? This advanced degree focuses on the development and use of t… Read more

It is common for people to obtain a master’s degree so they can advance their career. There are several benefits to this type of program. People develop professional and personal skills while gaining specific knowledge in a subject. This enables them to set themselves apart from others in the workforce.

What is a Master in Textile? This advanced degree focuses on the development and use of textiles in the world of fashion design. Today’s designs rely heavily on this material to create clothing and grow their brands. Since every textile is a little different, it is extremely valuable to have knowledge in this subject. There are multiple courses available throughout the world for interested students. Many programs combine the study of textiles with fashion. These classes are usually taught on campus to promote better learning. While in school, students usually learn about the history of design, fabric development, designing with different fabrics, and more.

There are multiple benefits to obtaining a master’s degree. This degree often sets students apart in the fashion industry. In many cases, they have more opportunities for work. Also, many people graduate with a better understanding of clothing and the production aspect of the fashion industry.

The cost of obtaining a master’s degree depends on the school. Since there are universities around the globe, it is hard to determine one specific fee. Instead, it is a good idea to research the cost of tuition with the admission’s office.

Students who graduate with a Master in Textile are usually qualified to work in a variety of roles in the fashion world. Many people work on the production side of the industry. They work with designers and manufacturers to help produce and/or design clothing. Some people work for major companies, and others work as contractors. Others go on to design their own line of clothing.

It is best to look online if you want to apply to this type of program. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Accademia Costume & Moda
Rome, Italy

The Academic Master in Fabrics Innovation Design is addressed to graduates willing to enrich their curriculum with a study path focused on culture, creativity research innovat ... +

The Academic Master in Fabrics Innovation Design is addressed to graduates willing to enrich their curriculum with a study path focused on culture, creativity research innovation and fabrics development, one of the most challenging and fast-growing fields of the entire fashion industry. The creative exploration in textile requires a complex mix of knowledge and abilities accompanied by a deep cultural background, both in that specific field, in fashion and in art in general. The Master course centers the entire study path on the theme of innovation with particular attention to sustainability. -
Master
Full-time
English, Italian
Feb 2020
Campus
 
University of Borås
Borås, Sweden

This program will prepare you for employment in management or qualified research functions in all areas at a textile related company, for example, product development, manufac ... +

This program will prepare you for employment in management or qualified research functions in all areas at a textile related company, for example, product development, manufacturing, trade and logistics. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
The New School

The Master of Fine Arts in Textiles, launching in fall 2018, enables you to explore these dynamics creatively and reflectively, dissolving the boundaries between technology an ... +

The Master of Fine Arts in Textiles, launching in fall 2018, enables you to explore these dynamics creatively and reflectively, dissolving the boundaries between technology and craft. In the process, you are prepared for the growing array of creative and professional opportunities related to textiles in fashion design, product design, interior design, textiles research, set design, fine arts, architecture, and hybrid fields. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
ITECH Lyon
Lyon, France

ITECH textile manufacturing engineers cover the many upstream industries involved in the making of textile materials, as well as the different application sectors: medical, bu ... +

ITECH textile manufacturing engineers cover the many upstream industries involved in the making of textile materials, as well as the different application sectors: medical, building and civil engineering, sports equipment, automotive, aeronautical, furnishing and clothing. He/she follows the development of the products, from management to the organisation of production. -
Master
Full-time
English, French
Sep 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Tallinn University of Technology
Tallinn, Estonia

Teaching is organised into modules combining lectures, seminars and laboratory work in the recently renovated laboratory of Polymer Physics and Technology, which is equipped w ... +

Teaching is organised into modules combining lectures, seminars and laboratory work in the recently renovated laboratory of Polymer Physics and Technology, which is equipped with state-of-the-art devices. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Technical University of Liberec
Liberec, Czech Republic

Graduates will learn to independently manage innovation projects applying textile technologies including quality evaluation, spinning, weaving, knitting, nonwoven textiles, cl ... +

Graduates will learn to independently manage innovation projects applying textile technologies including quality evaluation, spinning, weaving, knitting, nonwoven textiles, clothing or tissue engineering in healthcare and other applications, and gain both theoretical knowledge and hands-on experience in production. -
Master
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
31 Mar 2020
Campus
 
Ghent University - Faculty of Engineering and Architecture
Ghent, Belgium

The Master in Textile Engineering is a two-year master’s programme in the field of textile engineering. The programme was developed in the framework of and with the full suppo ... +

The Master in Textile Engineering is a two-year master’s programme in the field of textile engineering. The programme was developed in the framework of and with the full support of the Erasmus programme of the European Union. It was and still is a unique programme offering advanced education in Textile Engineering in which the latest developments in the textile field, as well as contemporary teaching methods, are incorporated. The most renowned specialists in the multidisciplinary domain of textiles in Europe and beyond are brought together. The programme benefits from significant industry participation. Graduates have acquired knowledge, skills, and attitudes that ensure their impact on technological innovation, creativity, quality and management in the industry as well as in academia. -
MSc
Full-time
2 years
English
Campus
 
Royal College of Art
London, United Kingdom

Textiles at the RCA is a multi-faceted discipline, and we work at the creative interface between materials, making and meaning. Our focus is on new knowledge that impacts many ... +

Textiles at the RCA is a multi-faceted discipline, and we work at the creative interface between materials, making and meaning. Our focus is on new knowledge that impacts many sectors, exploring new territories for tomorrow’s textiles specialist. -
MA
Full-time
2 years
English
Sep 2020
Campus
 
University of Johannesburg
Johannesburg, South Africa

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a highly specialised area of clothing, and demonstrate complex analytical ... +

Having obtained this qualification, students will be able to conduct advanced independent research in a highly specialised area of clothing, and demonstrate complex analytical and evaluative skills, in order to expand or redefine existing knowledge that will contribute towards the advancement of the clothing industry. -
Master
Full-time
Part-time
English
Jan 2020
Campus
 
IED – Istituto Europeo di Design Madrid
Madrid, Spain

The Master of Textiles and Surfaces Design trains students on the creative facets of their work, helping them express their ideas on the basis of a set of aesthetic criteria, ... +

The Master of Textiles and Surfaces Design trains students on the creative facets of their work, helping them express their ideas on the basis of a set of aesthetic criteria, as well as on the economy of resources, to pick the best ways to carry a project to term. -
Master
Full-time
9 months
Spanish
05 Oct 2020
15 Jun 2020
Campus
Online
 
ESIMODE
Toulouse, France

At the end of the course, young designers will have acquired the skills required to work in both French and overseas fashion companies and, where this is their ultimate aim, t ... +

At the end of the course, young designers will have acquired the skills required to work in both French and overseas fashion companies and, where this is their ultimate aim, to create their own fashion label. -
MA
Full-time
4 years
English, French
Campus
 
Fashion Institute of Technology
New York, USA

The Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice combines the rigorous study of fashion and textile history with hands-on training i ... +

The Master of Arts program in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice combines the rigorous study of fashion and textile history with hands-on training in the analysis. -
Master
Full-time
Sep 2020
Campus
 
Idep Barcelona
Barcelona, Spain

For the professional designer to know what to create for each type of consumers, or marks, get to know the specific specialties and techniques of pattern appropriate for each ... +

For the professional designer to know what to create for each type of consumers, or marks, get to know the specific specialties and techniques of pattern appropriate for each type of garment, is not pure creative intuition but the result of uniting the creativity and training technical versatility and a thorough knowledge of the environment. -
Master
Full-time
Spanish
Campus
 
Scuola di Moda Vitali
Ferrara, Italy

Subjects: Basis and fancy pattern making. Grading. Cut and manufacturing techniques, Lectra CAD Suite

Subjects: Basis and fancy pattern making. Grading. Cut and manufacturing techniques, Lectra CAD Suite -
Master
Part-time
480 hours
Italian
Campus
 
RWTH International Academy / RWTH Aachen University
Aachen, Germany

M.Sc. Textile Engineering at RWTH Aachen University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum with two tracks: research and coursework, as well as a wide range of electives. The ... +

M.Sc. Textile Engineering at RWTH Aachen University offers an interdisciplinary curriculum with two tracks: research and coursework, as well as a wide range of electives. The program explores the latest developments in textile technology in subjects such as high-performance fibers, 3D-textiles and new processes and machines to manufacture textile products. -
MSc
Full-time
4 semesters
English
Campus