Master Programme in Textile and Fashion Design, Specialisation in Textile Design 120 hp

Autumn 2024
Full-time 100%, Day

Programme content

  • Practice-based design research
  • Design methods and processes
  • Material exploration
  • Critical thinking in design
  • Innovation and creativity
  • Reflection and documentation
  • Portfolio development and presentation skills
  • Working with textiles in different contexts
  • The importance of sustainable textile design practices


In our programme, you have the option to specialise in a particular area of Textile Design, allowing you to delve deeper into your areas of interest. Throughout each course, you'll receive supervision and engage in seminars designed to facilitate reflection on your own practices.

Moreover, our programme provides internships, offering valuable real-world experience in the field of Textile Design. Alongside this, we offer a diverse array of workshops, seminars, and guest lectures facilitated by researchers and industry professionals. These opportunities aid in your developing a comprehensive understanding of current topics, trends, and demands within academia and the industry.

Additionally, our programme provides opportunities to showcase your work on national and international platforms, enabling you to introduce your creations to the world and establish crucial networking connections.


Graduates from a Master's programme specialising in Textile Design have a wide range of career opportunities, both nationally and internationally. Potential career paths for these graduates include becoming textile designers and we have former students working with prominent companies like Ikea, Volvo, TOYOTA, HAY, Ludvig Svensson, Indiska, and Norrøna, and many more where innovative textiles are created. Others may opt to pursue entrepreneurship, launching their own textile and fashion-related businesses or design studios, like Studio Juliette Berthonneau. Some graduates focus on sustainable development, collaborating with organisations and projects dedicated to environmentally friendly and socially responsible practices in the textile industry. Additionally, those inclined toward academia and research can pursue doctoral studies, opening doors to teaching and advancing knowledge within the field.


Who can apply to the programme

Students with a Bachelor's degree in Textile and Fashion Design are eligible to apply. Additionally, students from other disciplines or with skills equivalent to a Bachelor's of Fine Art and Design may also be accepted if they can fulfill the necessary admission criteria, which typically include an understanding of design and creative design skills.


This programme leads to the following MFA degree:

Degree of Master of Fine Arts (120 credits) in Textile and Fashion Design – Specialisation in Textile Design

Read more about the Master’s programme's other specialisations:

Textile Interaction Design
Fashion Design 
Performance Wear

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Candidate selection

Eligibility assessment and selection are conducted based on artistic criteria. These assessments are primarily centred around the work samples in candidates' portfolios, application projects, and interviews.

The first step involves assessing the portfolio, considering artistic creative ability, proficiency in experimental work, technical skills, and reflective abilities.

In the next step, selected candidates are invited for an interview. A final assessment of eligibility and a ranking of applicants are conducted before making final acceptance decisions.

NOTE: You can apply for multiple specialisations; however, carefully choose and ensure that you apply for the selected specialisations in the right priority order to align with your goals and interests.

About the Swedish School of Textiles
This programme is at the Swedish School of Textiles at the University of Borås, a hub for ideas, innovation, and development within textiles and fashion. The Swedish School of Textiles is ranked as one of the world’s best fashion schools!

For application questions, contact the Admissions Office.
For other questions, contact, Student Reception.