Master in Innovative Textile Development
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
1 - 5 year
EUR 9,314 / per year *
Earliest start date
* Tuition fee (NON-EU students) € 9.345 per year and Tuition fee (EU/EEA students) € 2.314 per year
The Master in Innovative Textile Development trains you to become an expert in textile innovation and after graduation, you hold a Master of Science degree. The unique feature is a focus on innovation in textiles in the broadest sense: both technical textiles and textiles for clothing. With this, it provides a unique master programme in the Netherlands and Western Europe. It will give an excellent springboard to the international textile market.
This study programme is accredited by NVAO
What can you do later?
You can work in a wide variety of positions and roles in which innovation is important.
Is this the Master for you?
The Master in Innovative Textile Development will be fit for you if you have a Bachelor of Science in fashion and textiles, but also if you have a bachelor of science in some other field.
The Master in Innovative Textile Development trains you to become an expert in textile innovation and after graduation you hold a Master of Science degree. The unique feature is a focus on innovation in textiles in the broadest sense: both technical textiles and textiles for clothing. With this it provides a unique master programme in the Netherlands and Western Europe. It will give an excellent springboard to the international textile market.
Each quarter will include coverage of textiles theory, some of which will form part of the project. All textiles theory will be tested in a written exam.
Focus of the projects year 1
The first year is divided into 4 quarters of 10 weeks each. For each quarter, the student will be part of a project group of approximately 4 students. Each student will perform a different role in each of the 4 quarters. Each project is developed closely with a company, which acts as the client. At the end of the quarter the project team presents their product, process or concept to the expert team, which comprises the client, tutor, textiles lecturer and project lecturer. The projects focus on:
Business and organisational skills such as commerce, entrepreneurship, research and communication.
Technical competences like prototyping and testing as well as project work.
Design competences like conceptualisation and design as well as project work.
Technical aspects such as analysing, prototyping and testing as well as professional competencies such as responsibility.
You will learn what research is, you will learn more about research methodologies, how to organise a research according to a specific format. These are all individual assignments.
We will use several subjects in the field of research.
- Research design
- Literature research
- Research methodology
- Research perspective
The Master in Innovative Textile Development has been co-created in collaboration with the textile industry. Companies told us about their strong need for graduates at master level who are able to develop innovative materials, products, business models and production processes in a textiles context. Firms including Teijin Aramid BV, Vlisco Netherlands BV, DyeCoo Textile Systems B.V., SPG Prints Group and MODINT, trade association for the fashion, interior design, carpet and textile industry, have all helped to design the programme content.
They all are very enthusiastic about the launch of this unique master:
- Zaki Adda, Training and Development Coordinator at Vlisco
“Co-creation is essential. In order to survive we need to be involved.”
- Monica López Lorenzo, Manager New Business Development at Teijin
“We need to co-create. The future of our business lies in working together.”
- Jef Wintermans, Managing Director Economic and Technical Business at MODINT
“The master programme has the potential to make valuable contributions in terms of textile-industry innovations on the one hand and solutions to problems in other sectors, through innovation applications for textiles (crossovers), on the other. Hence the programme also clearly helps to achieve objectives in other top sectors, in particular in High Tech Systems and Materials (HTSM) and the creative industry.”
Master thesis project
In the final half year you work on your master thesis project, e.g. externally at a company or within Saxion’s research group Sustainable & Functional Textiles. We can help you to find a placement for your master thesis project at a company from within our extensive network. This can be either in the Netherlands or abroad, in line with your preferences.
In the circular lab you will experiment and gain insight into various technical and social issues in the textile industry. A wide variety of equipment is available in the laboratory to work on projects and conduct research. As a student you are very welcome to come and visit the lab.
ACT: Master in Innovative Textile Development, first year
Project Living Technology
Project 1 - Consultation
Project 1 - Coaching
Textiles 1 - Textile and Color Chemistry
Textiles 1 - Textile Technology
Project 2 - Consultation
Project 2 - Coaching
Textiles 2 - Technical & Functional Textiles
Textiles 2 - Nonwovens
Textiles 2 - Composites
Research Methodology - Consultation
Program Tuition Fee
The Master in Innovative Textile Development has been developed in response to a clear need from within the industry. The programme provides thorough preparation for positions in the national/international textile industry and in companies where crossovers with textile-based applications are important.
After graduation, you can work in a wide variety of positions and roles in which innovation is important, such as:
- Product Development Manager
- Product Manager
- Innovation Manager
- Sustainability Manager
- Business Development Manager