The first year runs from October to June and initiates students in the design and making of constructed textiles.
The programme includes technical and experimental workshops in weaving, knitting and printing. Lectures and seminars cover all aspects of textile technology, colour theory, textile history, design and weave software. There are workshops in graphic design, fashion trends and fabric design. Students also have English language classes and take humanities courses in the design school.
The second year runs from September to June and students design and produce two textile collections, one for fashion and one for interiors.
• during the first semester the fashion collection allows students to develop a broader awareness of fashion trends, garments, fabric weights and their uses. Internal staff and lecturers (semiologists, historians, stylists, fashion designers), play a large role in the various stages of the project: - students illustrate their conceptual and artistic direction in response to the project brief. - the collection plan defines the relation between garments and fabrics, look and touch, material and colour; - final research in the workshop produces a textile collection coordinating woven, knitted and printed fabrics.
• during the second semester, an architect helps the students analyse a contemporary environment. The interpretation of this environment determines the choice of space, function and life style. In turn these conclusions influence the collection's development. During the project students are introduced to different aspects of the furnishing market: meetings with professionals and manufacturers, visits to showrooms and trade fares.
Students also follow courses in advanced textile (Jacquard weaving and software, industrial knitting), textile economy and textile English. Humanities courses are available in the design school.
In the third year, students carry out a diploma project, take part in an exchange programme abroad and do work placement in industry.