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
Design, textile materials, and challenging existing textile techniques are in focus of the bachelor’s programme Textile Design. With knowledge in technology and the latest research in materials and fibres, the students can test the limits of how these materials could be designed.
There is a strong and rapid development of textile materials and methods going on. The Swedish School of Textiles offers textile educations from first-cycle (bachelor) to third-cycle (doctoral) levels, where the students receive the latest findings about new materials as the doctoral students give lectures and hold workshops about their projects.
The well-equipped laboratories at the Swedish School of Textiles are unique and give fantastic opportunities to develop the students’ skills. Here, manufacturing can be done in the same way as in the industry, and the students are free to produce whatever they want.
In addition to this, The Swedish School of Textiles is also home to Smart Textiles, where the latest in fibre development takes place in a variety of research projects. What happens at Smart Textiles becomes integrated in the courses, allowing the students to test and learn to develop even further.
During the first year, the students gain a solid foundation to base their further design work on. The third year is mainly devoted to a specialisation in one particular technique: printing, knitting, or weaving, together with internships and degree work.
Throughout the entire programme, the students build up their own portfolios, and exhibition techniques are a recurring subject during all three years.
The students have several opportunities to exhibit their work, for example at the furniture fair in Stockholm and at the graduation exhibition show at the textile museum in Borås. In addition to this, collaborations with the exhibition New Designers in London have just been launched, where different British design programmes exhibit their degree projects.
After graduation, there are many career paths to choose from, such as the automotive industry, the clothing industry, interior design, starting your own business, or continue studying for a master’s degree.
This educational programme gives you the opportunity to work as a textile designer and textile product developer when it comes to textiles and fashion as well as interior design, both nationally and internationally.
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 Margareta Zetterblom