Students on the three-year programme learn all about the varied and sensuous world of textiles and filaments, beginning with the basics. At work in their own studio space or in our workshops for embroidery, knitting, weaving and printing, they initiate and develop design concepts. The major focus is on researching and effectively combining colours, textures, pattern repeats, materials and manufacturing techniques. Surface designs are conceived in light of their future function and transition to spaces or the body. Students also critically examine the diverse creative industries in which their products are put to use – be it fashion, interior design, product design, sport or research.
You’ll have opportunities to specialize in techniques and contexts that correspond to your own particular passion – with the support of lecturers and other experts who contribute their professional and practical know-how from a broad range of fields as well as in multidisciplinary cooperation with partners in industry and research who perpetuate Switzerland’s age-old traditions as a hub of textile production.
During the overall study programme you’ll debate issues and concepts relating to ecological, economic and social sustainability. You’ll take English courses specifically tailored to the textiles trade, visit companies, enter design competitions, and practice effective communication, which is a vital tool when it comes to presenting yourself and your projects.
In one-week theory modules, the students deal with textile history and theory, trends and marketing as well as theoretical and scientific questions about art, design, media, culture and philosophy. Two interdisciplinary IDA modules at the Lucerne School of Art and Design complement the curriculum.
Finally, in the Bachelor's thesis, students devote themselves to a topic of their choice and implement the skills developed during their studies in an independent project.