Master's Program in Fashion, Clothing and Textile DesignAalto University
About this program
Master's Program in Fashion, Clothing and Textile Design
The program deepens and extends the students’ skills in fashion, clothing and textile design on a high artistic and professional level, strategic thinking as well as creating fashion concepts coordinating and leading design processes. Students develop their creative vision and management skills for fashion, clothing, textile and collection design. The design process includes the whole path from concept and initial design to marketing and sales. Creativity and new forward-thinking ideas are emphasized on every step of the process. At the core of the program is the understanding of the fashion system and its impact on society and business. Basic and applied understanding of sustainable issues in fashion and textile area is provided. Students are challenged to explore the possibilities of new technologies, new materials and innovative design solutions in both physical and digital media.
Students learn to combine design, commerce, industry and research based approaches. Artistic and creative problem-solving strategies and techniques in mastering silhouettes, structures, materials and colours are a part of the studies. Students learn an experimental and conceptual approach to creating fashion, clothing, textile, surface and colour concepts and collections of a high international standard.
The program emphasises the understanding of different cultures and encourages students to innovate and re-think current practices in fashion as well as design business and industry. Entrepreneurial and sustainable thinking as well as multidisciplinary co-operation and communication in product development are essential skills.
The students learn to analyse the practices and phenomena in fashion, clothing, textiles and design. The program fosters students’ presentation skills in writing and visualisation. Students gain an understanding of design research methods and learn to apply them in creative, academic, societal and business contexts. The program also provides students with skills needed in doctoral studies.
The programme seeks students with skills to understand processes and structures, an ability to create innovative design solutions individually and in teams, with personal and artistic insight, ideation skill, goal-orientation and motivation.
Eligible applicants for the programme have earned a Bachelor of Arts (Art and Design) or completed equivalent studies.
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Fashion as a phenomenon is extended beyond clothing and textiles to include the production and consumption of other types of products and services. Knowledge in fashion, textiles, materials, and structures can be deepened to lead to multidisciplinary projects. Joint studies help the students to learn skills beyond their own field. The program cultivates a fashion-driven approach and provides students with working methods that prepare them for careers of high international and professional level.
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Scholarships & funding
Several scholarship options are available. For more information, please visit the university website.
For non-EU/EEA citizens: €15000/year
Upon completion of the Program, students will be awarded with a Master of Arts from Aalto University.
The graduates have the skills and knowledge needed to sustain a professional career in fashion, clothing, textile, and design business and industry, media and education. The master studies prepare the students for a career in academic and corporate research.
About this institute
Aalto University is a multidisciplinary community of bold thinkers, where science and art meet technology and business. We are committed to identifying and solving grand societal challenges and building an innovative future....
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