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Fashion and Textiles Design

Master (2 years) of Fashion & Textiles Design, 120 ECTS
Architecture, design and visual arts

Institution Design School Kolding
Campus Campus Kolding
Duration 2 years
Tuition per term (Non-EU/EAA/CH) 5350 EUR
Tuition per term (EU/EAA/CH) 0 EUR


In general, fashion deals with three questions, all of which are interrelated:
  • What shapes our lives as people today? 
  • Considerations about consumer patterns and sustainability 
  • Visual noise – people in the city 
Fashion is the academic foundation from which form, identity and function unfold. The discipline deals first and foremost with creating garments that decode, reflect and provide commentary on the era in which they are created. The programme takes its departure point in individual and original research in regard to form, expression and material. This creates a space where ideas, experimentation, reflection and intuition can run wild in the constant slipstream of trends, which also represent fashion. During their studies, students are instructed in draping, sewing techniques and pattern development to the extent necessary for developing and visualising design solutions. Form and materials are given a great deal of attention, and the students learn to develop entire collections in relation to target groups, materials and manufacturing facilities.
In the textiles area, students work with the classic textile disciplines of weaving, knitting and textile printing. To the same extent that it is about developing new design in the traditional design areas of fashion and interiors, it is now also about transforming textile values into new contexts and technologies. Digital tools have therefore become part of the education programme and are now considered as important as the analogue techniques. The textile discipline works extensively with the experience and sensuality found in the physical encounter between the user and the surface or product. With the textile designers' professional knowledge in tactility and development of surface design, an entirely new field of activity has opened where the textile designer's skills can be utilised in the development of surfaces of materials that are not necessarily yarn and fabric – for example, glass, steel and concrete.

The curriculum of the master in Fashion & Textiles Design can be found here

Career Opportunities  

Most courses are project driven and involve close collaboration with external partners, which prepares you for a real professional career. 


To be admitted to this programme, you must meet requirements.
Read more about the admission requirements here

Apply directly to Design School Kolding.
Your application must include the following:
  • Motivated application
  • Film pitch (make a two-minute video pitch to present yourself and why you want to pursue an MA degree in Design. For one of the two minutes you must speak directly into the camera.)
  • Portfolio (max 10 MB)
  • CV
  • Transcript of records
  • BA certificate
  • English language test if you are not Danish or English is not your first language
  • Copy of your passport if you are not Danish
Read more about the application process here

To find out whether the level of your foreign certificate or diploma satisfies the general entry requirements, you should contact Design School Kolding directly. A list of the most commonly recognized exams and diplomas can be found at the Danish Agency for Higher Education


There is a tuition fee for all full-time degree students with a citizenship from outside of EU/EAA/Switzerland. Students within an exchange programme are not required to pay tuition. Enquire with the school about the tuition fee.

For Further Information

Information from the Danish Agency for Higher Education can be located at

You will find information about the Danish assessment of foreign qualifications in Guide to diploma recognition

About the Educational System in general visit the section The Danish Higher Education System

Autumn uptake

Application date
May 01
Start date
Sep 04

Campus Kolding


Design School Kolding differs from traditional universities in that the intake is based on talent. The School develops and cherishes talent, and challenges it by teaching students to reflect on their own process and on how to cooperate through projects drawn from a specific user context – often in collaboration with the business community.

Design School Kolding builds on the tradition of Danish design, placing focus on design which is meaningful. Innovation is conceived in relating to history and tradition. School methodology builds on knowledge and research and place emphasis on sensory perception and experimentation – a union of hand and spirit, head and hands.

Design School Kolding has university status and provides a framework for a number of recognised researchers in a young field of research as well as an increasing output of PhD projects. Emphasis is placed on putting design into practice reflected in the school's good workshop facilities where students can work with their material in a 1:1 scale. It is important to the school that its in-house teachers practice what they teach and the school makes use of a large number of guest teachers to ensure inspiration from professional practice.

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