Application info: BA Textile Design

How to apply

  1. First step: Apply to the programme no later than 16 April 2020 at Application period opens 24 January 2020.

    We must receive a digital  application portfolio no later than 16 April 2020. The admission assignment will be published at The Swedish School of Textile Open House 25 January 2020. It will be possible to download the application assignment on this site 25 January 2020.
  2. We must receive any supporting documentation no later than 20 May 2020. You can upload the documents to

Admission Requirements

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.

Application portfolio

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 for 2020 (pdf).

The application portfolio should contain a portfolio, application project and CV.

  1. Fill out your name etc. and which specialisation you apply for with your portfolio.
  2. Upload your application portfolio as a PDF, max 40 MB. You can also add a multimedia file (.mpg, .mpeg, .wmv, .avi, .qt,.mov,.mp4) max 40 MB.


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 receive an invitation via your pages on The invitation will be sent out at the end of April 2020.

Information about admission

The result of the selection will be published on 28 May 2020.

In the notification of selection results, you will get information concerning if you are offered a place, have a reserve ranking or not admitted.

Tuition Fees

EU/EEA-student: No tuition Fee
Non EU/EEA-student: 243 000 SEK/academic year
Latest day of payment 30 April 2020

More information on fees and fundings.

Important Dates

  • 24 January 2020: The web admission opens.
  • 25 January 2020: The application assignment is published on the web
  • 16 April 2020: Last day for application and to hand in your portfolio including CV.
  • 7 May 2020: Assessment day and interviews at the Swedish School of Textiles
  • 28 May 2020: Admission will be announced at


If you have questions concerning the education programme or application portfolio please contact Margareta Zetterblom.