Master Programme in Fashion and Textile Design, Specialisation in Fashion Design
120 credits, Full-time 100%, Borås
120 credits, Full-time 100%, Borås
Place of Study
Last day of application
Prerequisites, application and selection
Special eligibility to the programme requires an undergraduate degree in design consisting of 180 credits or the equivalent and the ability to conduct experimental investigative work and critical reflection. Furthermore, knowledge of English equivalent to English 6 is required.
Candidates register for a specialisation, i.e. textile design or fashion design. Application is conducted via www.universityadmissions.se and through the uploading of a portfolio with work samples, application projects, and a CV, see the below link. In the portfolio, the applicant's skills and abilities in the field of design should be clear and the application projects should provide a description of what the applicant wants to focus on during the Master's programme within the framework of the programme's project courses.
Assessment of eligibility and selection is made on artistic grounds and is based on the work samples in the portfolio, application projects, and interview. The first step is an assessment of the portfolio with respect to shown artistic creative ability, ability when it comes to experimental work, technical skill, and reflective ability. In the next step, some candidates are interviewed. Thereafter, a final assessment of eligibility and a ranking of applicants is conducted before acceptance.
Read more about how you should proceed with the application portfolio here:
Application is done through the website antagning.se/universityadmissions.se and with an uploaded portfolio with work samples, application project and CV. See link below. The portfolio must demonstrate the applicant's competence and skills within the field of design and the application project must describe what the applicant wants to focus on during the Master programme.
The assessment of eligibility and selection is done on artistic grounds and is based on work samples in the portfolio, application project and interview. At the first stage, the portfolio is assessed with regard to the applicant's capacity for artistic interpretation, experimental work, technical skills and ability to reflect. At the next stage, a number of applicants will be interviewed. Then, a final assessment of eligibility is done and the applicants are ranked for admission.
For instructions regarding the application portfolio, go to www.hb.se/masterdesign/apply
Want to educate yourself in fashion and textile design? Are you looking for an education that encourages an experimental and exploratory approach? Then the Master’s Programme in Fashion and Textile Design might be the education for you. In the school’s laboratories, you get the opportunity to test many of your design ideas.
The laboratories at the Swedish School of Textiles are well-equipped and staffed by highly skilled people with extensive experience in textile production. Here, the students work as independently as possible, and during the first semester of the programme optional introductory courses are given on how to handle the equipment.
Students apply to this programme by submitting an individual project, and then they work on developing that same project during the entire programme. The education places great emphasis on artistic work, and teachers as well as supervisors and technicians encourage experimental, investigating work that pushes the boundaries of the textile field.
The first half of the last year is devoted to a degree project, and after that there are three choices for the rest of the school year: further develop the degree project, take a preparatory research course, or internship.
Since the Borås region is a textile region, there are good opportunities to collaborations and internships at nearby companies, but many students seek out internships at companies and fashion houses around Europe.
The entire programme is based on research, and the students gain insights in current research in the field. Several of the lectures and workshops included in the programme are held by researchers and doctoral students associated with the Swedish School of Textiles. Through their projects and analyses, the students learn to relate to current research and what may develop the field.
Since Borås is a relatively small city, most of the students move there to study. This gives extra opportunities to bond with the classmates, which can also stimulate the creative work even further.
After graduation, many of the students move on to being employed at large or small-scale fashion companies in Sweden or abroad, while others set up their own freelance business or continue studying for a PhD.
The Master’s Programme in Textile and Fashion Design has two specialisations: Textile design and Fashion design.
See the Swedish School of Textiles labs: http://www.hb.se/en/The-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/About-the-Swedish-School-of-Textiles/The-Labs/
Specialisation in Fashion Design: After graduation, many of the students move on to being employed at large or small-scale fashion companies in Sweden or abroad, while others set up their own freelance business or continue studying for a PhD.
The completed education (120 HE credits) leads to a Master of Fine Arts in Fashion and Textile Design with specialisation in Fashion Design
Specialisation in Textil Design: After graduation, many of the students move on to being employed at large or small-scale textile companies in Sweden or abroad, while others set up their own freelance business or continue studying for a PhD.
The completed education (120 HE credits) leads to a Master of Fine Arts in Fashion and Textile Design with specialisation in Textile Design
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 Stefanie Malmgren De Oliveira