The course

Master’s course in Conceptual Textile Design

Aim of the course

In the Conceptual Textile Design master’s programme, students further develop professional skills such as conceptual thought, strategic action and structured design so that they will be able to work in positions of responsibility in various textile-related and other associated fields.

Teaching content

The comprehensive equipment available in textiles workshops, the opportunity for cooperation with the Fashion, Interior Architecture and Industrial Design courses, and the wide range of design theory subjects available provide the students with excellent options for the development of a sophisticated understanding of textile design, for experimental investigation of visionary material and product ideas, and for broadening the search for innovative solutions for products, spaces and clothing that combine aesthetics, sustainability and function in a harmonious manner.

Course of study

The two-semester master’s course can be taken after an eight-semester bachelor’s course has been completed. The focus here is on a comprehensive master’s thesis on an individual design topic.

The four-semester master’s course offers students conceptual project studies in the first two semesters; a study programme oriented towards individual focal areas can be assembled here from various elective choices. The course of study is completed by a master’s thesis that will visualise a complex concept.


The master’s courses are aimed at graduates with a bachelor’s or a ‘Diplom’ degree with an artistic/design emphasis. However, interested graduates of other disciplines who have relevant qualifications may also be admitted to a master’s course after taking the course-specific entrance test.


Master of Arts (M.A.)

Brief information

  • Subject-specific project
  • Development of individual profile
  • Work on the student’s own design projects
  • Supplemented by course elements in theoretical elements and art and design studies
  • Duration: Two or four semesters
  • Degree awarded after master’s thesis

Standard duration of course

2 to 4 semesters, master’s thesis in last semester


There are no university fees


Information for course applicants