Bachelor's programme in Textile – Body – Space
This programme is designed for those who want to explore textiles and their expressive potential and to work with design in relation to body and space. The setting is a space where you work artistically with costumes, unique items and clothing seen in a broader perspective.
Our projects are conducted in an exploratory, reflective way that relates to contemporary society, and you’ll locate yourself within contexts where you’ll develop experience, new approaches and new perspectives. In this programme, design, craft and art are related to space, body and identity in dialogue with the field of textiles.
How do you relate to the concepts of body and identity? What are your thoughts about the body as the basis for an artistic intention? What might it mean to work with textiles in relation to spatial contexts?
Year One is devoted largely to exploring textile materials and techniques in independent projects based on various themes. At the same time, you’ll be challenged to reflect on your relationship to the problematics of craft and design. In these projects, you’ll be stimulated to employ an exploratory working method in the artistic process and to communicate your choices of methods both in writing and orally.
In Year Two, you’ll work on longer projects in which you deepen your craft expertise and your personal design approach in various contexts, and you’ll locate your work in relation to contemporary society. As you achieve mastery of new knowledge, skills and approaches, you will be increasingly challenged to demonstrate more analysis and in-depth study and to complete projects within a given time frame.
In the Year Three, you’ll dig deeper into craft, design and expression in a curriculum you primarily configure yourself. The contents of your projects will be shaped by you individually in consultation with faculty instructors or advisers. We place great emphasis on contextual analysis, communication and interaction with the surrounding world. You’ll also be given opportunities for internship and exchange throughout the year. The spring term concludes with a thesis project in which you demonstrate your ability to independently conduct an in-depth artistic project.
Courses in visual expression and communications, as well as theory and history, are conducted together with students in the other artistic bachelor’s programmes at HDK-Valand in Steneby. In these you’ll develop an exploratory approach to form, material, concept and context, and you’ll be trained in visual communications.
NOTE! The programme is conducted in Swedish, except for semesters when exchange students attends. Applicants who wish to attend the full programme must be proficient in Swedish or another Scandinavian language and be able to demonstrate this through either grades or a Swedish test for higher education. The full programme description and information about how to apply may be found on the Swedish site.
Are you a student at one of our partner universities and want to study for a term as an exchange student? Read more about how and when you can apply here.