About the programme

Fashion design and textiles for fashion has an international profile founded in a unique combination of artistic development, professional practice and academic research. 

Future of Fashion 2017

It is our aim to both enforce and challenge the Danish design tradition within a modern global awareness in order to encourage a personal engagement and point of view in students’ design work. 

Students specialize in womenswear, menswear, textile knit and textile print for fashion and are given the possibility to aim their design skills towards the fashion industry, tone their studies in a more conceptual and artistic direction or towards entrepreneurship. 

Responsible production and consumption are the core of the program – from considerations over materials, circular economy and CSR to gender issues and the creative development of form while still maintaining the artistic and innovative fashion edge.

We provide the students with in-depth analytical, reflective and communicative skills as well as a distinctive combination of detailed knowledge of design methods and - theory combined with hands-on material and technical experience.

The study environment is concentrated around the “Fashion and Textile Labs” where students supported by the staff develop advanced craftsmanship and technological skills. Work placements secure the students professional business awareness, working skills and the development of a professional network.

Content and structure

MA Fashion Design is predominantly project based supported by workshops, seminars, lectures and masterclasses. The two-year course is organized around four main objectives:

  • Identity
  • Collaboration
  • Specialization
  • Degree work

    1st semester Explore: The overall focus is on the development and communication of your personal design DNA. In order to frame the direction of your MA studies in general, the 2-week Institute introduction is followed by the program specific theory lab and a personal driven design project. An intensive fashion-folio course supported by presentation techniques prepare the students’ applications to work placement in the fashion industry in the following semester.

2nd semester Collaboration: work placement is compulsory in order to give the students professional business awareness and to create a beginning network.

3rd semester Experiment: Personal driven experiments and design projects prepare the students for the MA degree project.

4th semester Express: Degree work


The programme is taught in English.

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