Work with the entire design process from handmade sketches to complex processes

Textile Design 180 hp

Autumn 2023
Full-time 100%, Day
Borås

Autumn 2024
Full-time 100%, Day
Borås

Currently, textile materials and methods are rapidly being developed. The Swedish School of Textiles offers textile educational programmes at the Bachelor’s, Master’s, and doctoral levels. Students have access to the latest findings about new materials as our doctoral students give lectures and hold workshops about their projects.

Well-equipped laboratories 

Our well-equipped laboratories for knitting, dyeing, printing, and weaving at the Swedish School of Textiles are unique and provide fantastic opportunities to develop students’ design skills.

Home of Smart Textiles 

In addition to this, the Swedish School of Textiles is also home to Smart Textiles, where the second generation of sustainable Smart Textiles are being developed in a variety of research projects. What happens at Smart Textiles becomes integrated in our courses, allowing our students the opportunity to test and learn from these developments.

Programme structure

During the first year, our students gain a solid foundation in design methodology and the design of surface patterns for their further design work. During the second year, our students develop their design skills based on an experimental design approach and textile construction techniques. The third year is mainly devoted to a specialisation in one particular technique: printing, knitting, or weaving, together with internships and degree projects.

Throughout the entire programme, our students build up their own portfolios, and exhibition techniques are a recurring subject during all three years.

Opportunities to exhibit your work

Our students have several opportunities to exhibit their work, for example at the Furniture Fair in Stockholm and at the graduation exhibition show EXIT at the Textile Museum of Sweden in Borås. In addition to this, their degree projects are exhibited during Dutch Design Week in Eindhoven.

Career opportunities

After graduation, there are many career paths to choose from, such as in the automotive industry, the clothing industry, interior design, starting your own business, or continuing studying for a Master’s degree.

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