180 credits, Full-time 100%, Borås
180 credits, Full-time 100%, Borås
Place of Study
Last day of application
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.
For information on how to apply and support your application see our web page www.hb.se/application-design-programmes
In this programme, you learn to master the entire design process: from idea to finished fashion product, both traditionally and more experimentally. After graduation, you could start working directly at a fashion company. These students become the designers of the future with a full grasp on sustainability and how to develop and improve the field.
At the beginning of the education, the students learn what a traditional design process is like and how it is being done. How do you get ideas and how can you develop them?
Then, the experimental phase begins. This is where the students search for new methods and approaches. What are the restrictions? What does a traditional mannequin look like? Why? Which conditions and views of the body do this result in? How do we look at fashion in relation to these conditions?
This is also a matter of material knowledge, about learning to get the best out of a material, to see how a material works at a moving body, and knowing about which methods to use in order to succeed.
The Swedish School of Textiles has well-equipped laboratories staffed by skilled and experienced technicians, which gives you great opportunities to test and try to realise your ideas with the same types of machines as the industry. There are also well-lit and spacious studios for the students to work in. Each student has their own desk during the entire programme, which is another advantage that makes the work easier.
But fashion is more than just about making clothes. For example, it is important to know about and relate to political and social codes. The students’ works are based on a critical view of clothing and design, which is reflected in the collections that they exhibit in fashion shows during the education.
All degree projects are shown at an exhibition at the textile museum in Borås, at Stockholm’s fashion week, and London Fashion Week. In addition to this, many students participate in international competitions such as Design Nest and HM Design Award. Getting the opportunity to show your work to a professional and international audience gives positive effects, such as recognition, contacts, and constructive feedback.
After graduation, many students continue studying for a master’s degree. Others start working for different fashion houses or start their own business. The internship during the third year often results in valuable contacts for future employments.
The programme is held at the Faculty of Textiles, Engineering and Business.
For specific questions regarding the programme, contact the faculty:
Phone: +46 (0)33 435 4011 - answering hours: Mondays - Fridays kl 10:00-12:00.
Programme co-ordinator Erika Blomgren
At the Swedish School of Textiles creativity and theory are combined with practical work in our machine parks and laboratories.