The aim of the BA Textile Design programme is to develop students knowledge of the expressive and functional possibilities of textile materials.
General admission requirements and specific admission requirements. The following specific admission requirements apply for education leading to a Bachelor of Arts: (i) artistic design ability to work, experiment, illustrate and realise textile and other elements in an expressive manner, in order to convey intended ideas in a comprehensible manner, (ii) technical ability in textile techniques, e.g. weaving, printing, sewing, embroidery, knitting or other textile constructions, (iii) a certain degree of critical theoretical knowledge within the field of textiles and design.
Verified knowledge of English corresponding to the course English B/6 in the Swedish Upper Secondary School. For further information about English language proficiency requirements, please view: http:www.hb.se/en/International-student/Application-and-Admission/Admission-Process/English-language-proficiency/
An application portfolio with specific application samples, with the intention of testing and demonstrating the above admission requirements, will be announced in January of the same year for admission in the autumn. For textile design education, there will also be a significant emphasis on design research, experimentation for the artistic development of design ideas, experiments and technique training in studios and workshops. It is therefore important that the application portfolio demonstrates an ability to develop ideas from visual research (material gathering and working with source materials) into interesting finished work (composition and technical skill).
Candidates can apply for the education programme by confirming formal qualifications and submitting an application portfolio containing the specified application samples and CV. For information about this application portfolio, see www.hb.se/ths/anmalan.
Eligibility and selection will be assessed on artistic grounds, and will be based on portfolio work samples, the results of working with tasks during an assessment day and interviews. During the initial stage, the portfolio will be assessed in relation to proven artistic interpretative ability, technical ability in textile techniques and a degree of critical-theoretical knowledge of the field of textiles and design. In the next stage, a number of applicants will be invited to an assessment day. During the assessment day, the applicants’ artistic and technical abilities will be tested, and the applicants’ qualifications and other experience will be discussed during interviews. A final assessment of eligibility and a ranking of applicants prior to admission will then be carried out.
The selection will be made from those who have been deemed by the group of assessors to be eligible based on the given criteria and ranked highest in the overall assessment of the abilities demonstrated in the application portfolio, solving assessment tasks and interviews. Other experience such as work/assignments within fashion, design and art of a critical, technical, artistic nature may be taken into consideration under each ability during selection, but will not be used as grounds for eligibility. Such experience may, for example, have an influence if several eligible applicants are otherwise equally matched.