Students learn about the diverse and sensual world of fibre and surface from scratch during the three-year training. They work with textile as well as non-textile materials in their studio spaces and in the workshops for print, fabric, tuft, embroidery and knitting. They develop and design independent designs, experiment and explore colourfulness, haptics, repeat, material, function and production technology. They think surface design in space or on the body and investigate the diverse target groups of their products – be it fashion, interior design, product design, sports or research.
In doing so, they specialise in the techniques and contexts that match their individual passion. Supported by lecturers who contribute their diverse knowledge from practice and in multidisciplinary collaboration with university business and research partners.
In addition, students engage with and practically implement concepts and debates of environmental, economic and social sustainability: They think circularly and investigate the variables of local production. They visit companies and design offices, practise storytelling, present their work on- and offline and participate in competitions.
Colabor, Reflect and Focus: The cross-study area of the +++ modules offers interdisciplinary courses, theory and special modules that address current challenges in society, culture, technology and business.
One-week Reflect modules deal with textile and design history, trends and marketing as well as theoretical and scientific questions on art, design, media, culture and philosophy. Two interdisciplinary Colabor modules complement the curriculum. Focus modules offer the opportunity for further skills and qualifications in the workshops.
Open subject modules also allow students to attend a module from another field of study directly once a year. This makes it possible to step out of one's own filter bubble and take on new perspectives.
Finally, in the Bachelor's thesis, students dedicate themselves to a topic of their own choice and put the skills they have developed during their studies into practice in an independent project.