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Visual Arts - Textile Design (Ghent), Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Brussels, Belgium
Textile Design offers an environment for exploring the language and context of textiles in which your artistic practice is central. You will be coached by a hybrid team of artists and designers and parts of the programme will be delivered with students from other specialisations on campus.
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In Textile Design you will approach textiles with an open mind. You will explore design, art and the crossovers between them. You will not only explore the identity of textile as a material but also as a visual medium. There is room for free interpretation.

In the master programme you will investigate a substantive problem statement from a personal perspective. You will develop concepts and a vision and give form to them in your own distinctive language while maintaining an engaged and reflective outlook in relation to current practices. The question posed in your master research together with your visual language will determine whether your work belongs within applied design, visual arts or a crossover.

Your practical work will be supported by a thesis that sharpens your research question.

You will complete the master programme with a convincing final presentation. The ideas that form the basis of your artistic practice, the choice of materials and technique, and manner in which the work is shown, form an inseparable part of the master project.

During the master sessions you will work on projects outside the college walls. These can range from curating an exhibition, to working in an artist’s studio or participating in an extracurricular activity.

During weekly meetings you will discuss your own project and those of students from other disciplines. These sessions grow into a platform for debate where students analyse contemporary art and design from the perspective of their own discipline. As a result, you will belong to a wide, multidisciplinary artistic circle.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Arts
  • Visual Arts
  • Textile Design

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Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details:

    Application deadline for Non-EEA-students without a valid residence permit for Belgium/Schengen countries:  1st of March.

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
  • Credits
    60 ECTS
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

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General Requirements

  • Master’s application E-form
  • CV
  • Letter of motivation
  • Portfolio
  • Certified bachelor or equivalent diploma / degree certificates and translation of the diploma in case the diploma is not yet translated into English, French, German or Dutch 
  • Certified transcript of records / diploma supplement and translation in case the transcripts is not yet translated into English, French, German or Dutch 
  • Proof of English or Dutch language proficiency 
  • Copy of your ID or passport
  • Master's project proposal: enclose an idea of a graduate project 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    906 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • National

    906 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 906 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
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  • The tuition fee is 906 euro for all students (Belgian and non-Belgian) plus extra study costs of 400 euro per year

Living costs for Brussels

  • 885 - 1310 EUR/month
    Living Costs

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