This program is taught in Spanish
The Masters in Fashion Knitwear Design has been conceived to boost creativity, experimentation, and innovation in developing knitwear collections.
The course combines manual techniques with industrial knitting technology to provide professionals with a global vision of knitwear design production.
A variety of techniques are applied during the masters, which includes learning about materials, handwork, patterns, volumes, structures, spinning, knitting machines, patterning, technical information sheets and more, all the way through to 3D simulation with final prototypes.
At the end of the masters, students are asked to produce their own collection applying the techniques they have learned and to put together a professional portfolio.
General objectives of the course
- To produce a professional and creative knitwear collection.
- To explore the specifics of knitting and the techniques needed to design and manage a collection.
- To try out different spinning methods and structures leading to new textures.
- To work the knitting machine and learn to develop structures to be used in different projects.
- To apply manual techniques, handwork, embroidery appliqués, and prints.
- To adapt to a client’s specific design needs.
- To learn how to use software to design and develop a collection so as to understand the more technological and innovative side of knitwear.
The Masters in Fashion Knitwear Design follows an eminently practical approach based on learning by doing. This boosts the student’s creativity and strengthens their personal style, all the way from an initial idea to the finished product. To achieve this goal, it has been divided into modules that include a practical workshop stage and a project and assignment assessment stage. Each module ends with a test to assess the student’s knowledge and skills.
The Final Masters Project ties together everything the student has learned throughout the course. The project is to be completed individually and involves the student creating and producing their very own collection, from the concept to the end product, and delivering a presentation.
- Graduates from branches linked to fashion design wishing to specialize in the world of Knitwear Design.
- Graduates in artistic studies.
- Professionals from the textile field.
- Professionals with proven experience in knitwear.
Students must provide the following information:
- Copy of DNI (Spanish students) or passport (foreign students).
- Copy of university degree (bachelor’s, degree or equivalent).
- Letter of motivation in the language of the Master’s degree course.
- A CV in the language of the Master’s degree course specifying language and IT skills.
- Language certificate: Courses in English require an intermediate level, corresponding to TOEFL or IELTS 6.5. Courses in Spanish require a B2 language level. If a prospective student has neither of these certificates, his or her language skills will be assessed in a face-to-face interview or via a Skype call.
- Portfolio for creative Master’s degree courses and/or admission exercise if required.
Upon completion of the course and depending on each student’s profile and initial experience, career options include working as:
- An advisor for design firms and studios in the sector, within a multi-discipline team.
- Creative director, collection designer, head of procurement.
- An independent designer.
- A professional at a fashion studio specializing in trends, fabrics or spinning.
- A professional with a technical and technological command of software specializing in knitwear.
- A textile and innovation researcher.
- A quality technician liaising between the designer and the manufacturer.
Núria has a Bachelor of Arts with Honours in Fashion Design from the University of Southampton through the Escola d’Arts i Tècniques de la Moda in Barcelona, as well as boasting a Masters di Maglieria from Lineapiù in Florence, Italy. She has worked as a designer and collaborator on projects that range from stitching and industrial work to more creative handmade projects.
About the School
The IED Barcelona is a workshop for conducting analysis and research applied to material culture, a focus it is destined to develop increasingly in the future.