From The United Kingdom
De Montfort University, Leicester
The School of Textiles at De Montfort University was officially founded in 1885. Since then the university has retained a strong Textile Design programme, now sitting within DMU's School of Design, which is complemented by Fashion Textiles and Accessories BA (Hons), one of the newest programmes in the school. We work closely with industry to maintain subject relevance and ensure that our graduates are highly sought after and we have regular visits and talks from respected industry professionals. Today's fashion and textile provision at DMU continues the tradition on which it was founded and produces graduates who have become experts within a variety of challenging disciplines.
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The Cass Faculty, London Metropolitan University
Internationally recognised for its high quality teaching, excellent facilities and unique interdisciplinary opportunities, the Cass supports learning through practice, playing with process and working with clients to gain real world experience.
The BA Honours Textile Design course at The Cass encourages students to explore the field with individual creativity through visual research, design and textile making.
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Nottingham Trent University, Notthingham
Established in 1843, the School of Art & Design at Nottingham Trent University (NTU) is one of the UK’s most well established and renowned creative universities.
Our award-winning BA (Hons) Textile Design course offers students the unique opportunity to explore and develop skills in the creative areas of printing, embroidery, weaving and knitting. Supported by expert academic and technical staff, students learn hand-crafted and digital techniques in our extensive textile design facilities, and gain real-life experience through live projects, guest lecturers, work placements and competitions. NTU’s graduates are much sought after by industry, which is reflected in the School’s impressive 92% graduate employment rate (DLHE survey 2013-14).
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The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow
The Department of Fashion and Textiles at the Glasgow School of Art has an international community of around 150 students at both undergraduate and post graduate levels.
Fashion and Textile Design students work side by side in the department. This provides them with a valuable perspective of the Fashion and Textile Design related fields where they come to recognise the interactive relationships between the two.
The programme aims to create highly specialised subject experts in an ‘expert amongst experts’ environment which values the interactive, synergetic and ever evolving nature of Fashion and Textile Design.
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Heriot-Watt University, Galashiels
The School of Textiles & Design is one of eight academic schools and institutes at Heriot-Watt University. Our Scottish Borders Campus is set in beautiful countryside, at the heart of the world-renowned Scottish textile industry, an hour from Edinburgh.
We have unrivalled specialist facilities which, combined with a £31.4 million re-development of the campus in 2009, offer an inspirational, creative, high-quality educational and research environment. We are involved in internationally leading research projects in fashion, textiles, design, clothing and colour science, reinforcing our international reputation and contributing to teaching excellence.
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Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau / Department of Applied Arts Schneeberg
The opportunities offered at the Department of Applied Arts Schneeberg at “Westsächsische Hochschule Zwickau” include experimental open spaces and a focus on craftsmanship and industry. With this concept, graduates are exposed to a broad range of activities within textile arts and design. The combination of design quality, creativity and technology and various design techniques enable individual and creative identities.
Collaborating with businesses is an important part of this training. Design focuses on wood, textile and fashion.
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Modedesignschule Manuel Fritz in Mannheim
The understanding and creation of fashion: The “Modedesignschule Manuel Fritz” in Mannheim is a state-approved business college for fashion and design offering individual supervision and practical relevance in spacious studios kitted with modern equipment to enable creative flow. The school’s students are professionally trained to work across all facets of the fashion industry, from illustration to realisation. In addition to the focus on artistic and creative skills, the school also offers technical innovation such as 3D clothing simulation for virtual fittings. The 3-year course culminates in an impressive fashion show.
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Deutsche Meisterschule für Mode Designschule München
Based in Munich, the “Meisterschule für Mode Designschule München” is a centre of competence for creative education and further training in fashion and communication design. Design is the process by which our world gains form and function – it includes the design of products and processes of communication. A traineeship at the “Berufsfachschule für Kommunikationsdesign” provides the necessary education and working experience to enable students to create visual communication for various media, to autonomously conceive and schedule complex design projects and to professionally produce design objects.
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L’ESAAT – École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et du Textile
L’ESAAT – École Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et du Textile – located in the centre of Roubaix, has a rich old tradition in teaching applied arts and is the only public institution in the region exclusively dedicated to this subject. The two-year Fashion and Textile Design course focused on Textiles / Materials / Surfaces, encourages both industrial and artisanal applications to areas such as clothing, accessories, home and automotive. Theoretical, practical and philosophical teachings are included in the structure of the course to ensure cross-cultural teachings. Flexible practical experience combined with an introduction to field-relevant technologies are established for the student designers.
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Ecole Supérieure D’Art Françoise Conte
L’Ecole supérieure d’art Françoise Conte has specialised in textile design and fashion since 1949, offering creative and professional training catering to the needs of fashion, luxury and textiles companies with a specific focus on meeting the needs of professionals.
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L’École Nationale Supérieure des Beaux-Arts de LYON
The National School of Fine Arts in Lyon is located at Subsistances, a venue dedicated to culture and artistic production, training students in the fields of art and design, including the three-year program dedicated to textiles. With a very graphic orientation and creativity at its foundation, the course focuses on textile design through various mediums (fabric, wallpaper, ceramics) in areas as diverse as clothing, furniture, and objects. Theoretical and practical studies highlight the aesthetic, sociological and technical creation of “textiles” and making them a reality. The National Diploma in Art and Technical Training has a two pronged objective: the acquisition of techniques essential for professional registration and the development of a portfolio of work. The degree can act as a step toward further fashion and design studies in France or abroad, or can result in immediate employment.
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Ecole Duperré prepares students for careers in fashion and textiles, including textile crafts (embroidery, weaving and tapestry) and ceramic, as well as in space and design.
With a focus on innovation and creativity through independent and disciplined work, students are supported throughout a dynamic, risk-taking journey of discovery supported by a team of involved, demanding and caring teachers.
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ENSAAMA – Olivier de Serres
ENSAAMA was jointly created by the School of Arts and Crafts, founded in 1941 and the School of Applied Arts for Industry, founded in 1922 – two excellent schools.
Focused on three areas of design: visual and audio visual communication, product design, living and the environment, its teachings combines artistic and professional culture, emphasising creativity and technical expertise.
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Konstfack is the largest university college of arts, crafts and design in Sweden. Since 1844, they have trained tomorrow's artists, designers, craftspeople and art teachers. All their training is art based and they currently have approximately 1,000 students and 200 employees.
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The Swedish School of Textiles
The Swedish School of Textiles was founded in 1866 and currently has about 900 students from all over the world in seven undergraduate and seven master’s programmes. The programmes focus on textiles and are divided into three areas: design, engineering, and management. The Swedish School of Textiles is based in the Textile Fashion Centre – a newly renovated building with lecture halls and textile workshops.
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Berghs School of Communication
Berghs School of Communication provides strategic and creative educational programmes within marketing communication at several levels and formats. They offer professional diploma programmes along with an international Bachelor programme for full-time studies, more than 80 part-time courses, and customised programmes for corporate clients.
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Beckmans College of Design
Beckmans College of Design offers Bachelor programmes as well as foundation courses in Product Design, Fashion and Visual Communications. The main focus is on basic artistic and theoretical training, an intensive creative pace, social awareness, professionally active teachers, frequent guests and interdisciplinary collaborations. Ultimately, Beckmans aim is to encourage students to become independent creators, who will contribute to developing their respective fields.
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