Textile Handicraft: Foundation Diploma, 1 year
design studies, you will develop your creativity and sense of colour and design,
and work towards finding your own artistic expression. Theoretical textile
history is designed to lay out your introduction within culture and art history
with a focus on textiles. In our own dyeing facility, you learn how to dye yarn and
fabrics to colorize your textile works. In textile materials science, we focus on sustainability
and the environment. You will also deepen your knowledge of handicraft
theoretically through the study of binding theory and theory of weaving.
Further, you learn to manage software applications for fabric and knitwear, Point
Weave and Knit Design.
In weaving, you use counterbalance looms and learn how to weave apparel – and interior textiles, and test your own experiments. Based on your own sketches you get to practice quality planning and calculations. The knitting includes hand knitted techniques, patterns and traditions, as well as machine knitting. Artistic embroidery teaches you the basics in a number of different techniques. You can also try free embroidery. The program ends with an individual project in any one of the textile techniques with guidance in design and craftsmanship.
The program is full-time, daytime.
After completing Textile Handicraft: Foundation Diploma, you can apply for HV School's two-year Advanced Textile Handicraft Diploma. The program is also preparatory for further studies in art, fashion and / or textile in colleges such as the University College of Arts, Crafts and Design / Konstfack, Beckmans college of design / Beckmans designhögskola, The Swedish School of Textiles / Borås Textilhögskola, and HDK. There are several different possibilities.
The formal requirement is that you must have
completed upper-secondary school or equivalent education qualifications. You
may also qualify if you are expected to assimilate the education. Textile
experience and skills in colour - and design is considered additional
The tuition fee is SEK 9 000 / term, with additional costs for materials. Textile Handicraft: Foundation Diploma is covered by the Regulation of Art and Culture Education, and you are therefore eligible to apply for student aid (studiemedel) at university level. Contact CSN for more information (www.csn.se)
After having completed and passed Textile Handicrafts: Foundation Diploma, you will receive a course certificate.
Application and admission
Admission to the course is determined through a jury group with a selection of the candidates. An acceptance mail will be sent to all candidates from mid-May and onward.
For non-Swedish students
Students must make their own living arrangements and make sure that they are covered by insurance before arriving in Sweden.
If you are accepted to the HV School we will send you a formal certificate of confirmation. You will need this document when you apply to the Swedish Migration Board (www.migrationsverket.se) for a residence permit. The permit is required by law of any non-resident who wishes to study in Sweden for more than three months.
Our teachers speak English, but since the classes are conducted in Swedish we require all students to study the language. Further information regarding suitable language classes is available on request.