A THREE-PHASE CURRICULUM
The curriculum may be delivered over 3, 4 or 5 years depending on the profile of individual students at the point of entry. The years are segmented into semesters in accordance with the timetable shared by the design school as a whole in order to enable certain learning programmes and workshops to be shared between the Industrial Designer and Textile Designer courses.
Phase 1 is designed to build expertise in using the tools essential for progressing hypotheses into design projects: tools for expression through textiles (practical weaving, knitting, textile handling practices, etc.), tools for visual expression (colour, drawing and digital design technologies) and tools for communication (concept visualisation, graphic communication and verbal presentation skills).
In Phase 2, students put the expertise they have learned into practice in Project Workshops. In this phase, they also have the opportunity to undertake a 6-month professional internship and/or spend time at an international university.
The Degree Qualification phase includes thesis preparation and the final degree project.
Degree presentations are held annually in June.
The Textile Design teaching methods are built around the permanent relationship between the technical and theoretical sessions, and the practical design practice in Project Workshops.