Textil, 180 hp

The Bachelor's programme in Textiles will be training you for a career in art and design based on textile materials and techniques.

We provide a foundation for those who want to pursue careers as artists or designers in the textile field. Teaching is offered in a number of different areas with specialisation in, for instance, spatial or physical creation. Textiles is a discipline that offers openings for a great many different ways of working, a possibility in which new interfaces and approaches can be explored.

Courses based on textile techniques and materials alternate with projects that focus on different creative approaches. Concrete problem solving linked to function alternates with an independent artistic approach. Theory, methodology and reflection are used as tools in the artistic process.

Textile materials and techniques range from traditional handicrafts to high-tech industrial design. Our well-equipped workshops enable you to extend your knowledge of textile printing, weaving, drapery, dying, embroidery and knitting.

During the first part of the programme you will mainly be taking compulsory courses. These are followed by specialised projects that focus on different aspects of the subject which will involve working in specific contexts.

During the programme you will develop your ability to work with artistic textile processes while taking market conditions into account with awareness of various perspectives such as ethics, environment and gender.

Language of instruction

Credits and form of study
180 credits (3 years), full-time, daytime.

Degree: Bachelor of Fine Arts

After graduation
The field of work varies according to the education; everything from design assignments in fashion, interior design or product development. Assignments in performing arts with costume and set design. You can run your own projects as an artist/craftsperson/designer, do artistic decorations for public spaces or work with teaching and project management.

Entry requirements and selection
General entry requirements for higher education. Selection is on artistic merit and is based on a portfolio, a written statement of your reason for applying for the programme and an interview.

Language test
The undergraduate programs are conducted in Swedish. For applicants with a foreign upper-secondary school education that lack qualifications in Swedish, a TISUS test is required. TISUS is recognised by all universities in Sweden as a statement of eligibility in the Swedish language. For more information please go to https://www.su.se/svefler/tisus

Application and Applicant assignment 2024

Please go to the Swedish version to apply and read the Applicant assignment for 2024