Application info: BA Textile Design
The application opens 26 January 2018.
How to apply
- First step: Apply to the programme no later than 16 April 2018 at www.universityadmissions.se. Application period opens 26 January 2018.
We must receive an application portfolio no later than 16 April 2018. The admission assignment will be published at The Swedish School of Textile Open House 27 January 2018. It will be possible to download the application assignment on this site 27 January 2018.
The application portfolio should be sent to:
University of Borås
SE-501 90 Borås
- We must receive any supporting documentation no later than 21 May 2018. You can upload the documents to universityadmissions.se . It might be possible to submit a digital portfolio - this is a work in progress and will be decided when the application opens.
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 fashion and textiles 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 fashion and design.
Major subjects at the education in Textile Design are design research, artistic experiments aiming at artistic development of design ideas, experiments and technical development in ateliers and studios. 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 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.
Application assignment 2017 (pdf). Please note that this is not applicable for 2018!
Your CV should include educations, courses, works, internships and projects you have accomplished. Follow this template. Please use this form.
Selection and assessment day
The final 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 textiles, 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.
Invitation to assessment day
A number of selected applicants will recieve an invitation via your pages on universityadmissions.se. The invitation will be sent out around 27 April 2018.
Information about admission
The result of the selection will be published on universityadmissions.se latest week 22.
In the notification of selection results, you will get information concerning if you are offered a place, have a reserve ranking or not admitted.
EU/EEA-student: No tuition Fee
Non EU/EEA-student: 250 000 SEK/academic year
More information on fees and fundings.
Return of portfolio
If you are not admitted, we will send your portfolio back with C.O.D to you in September.
- 26 January 2018: The web admission opens.
- 27 January 2018: The application assignment is published on the web
- 16 April 2018: Last day for application and to hand in your portfolio including CV.
- 7 May 2018: Assessment day and interviews at the Swedish School of Textiles
- Week 22 2018: Admission will be announced at universityadmissions.se
If you have questions concerning the education programme or application portfolio please contact Margareta Zetterblom.