Credits: 10

Schedule: 30.10.2017 - 15.12.2017

Teaching Period (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Learning Outcomes (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students are familiar with traditional, new and experimental textile materials and production methods. They understand how to use textile materials and techniques as a form of expression. Students learn how to manage creative processes resulting in innovative products and collections and recognize the new opportunities in the field of textiles related to neighbouring disciplines. Students without knowledge of textile techniques learn the basics of knits and knitwear, printed fabrics and/or woven fabrics in basic studio courses. Engineering students learn to understand creative practices in the field of fashion and textile design. The ARTS students with previous knowledge in textile techniques can take a multidisciplinary ADDlab-workshop as a part of the course. In this workshop multidisciplinary ARTS/ENG teams work on collaborative projects combining science and technology with textile design practices.

Content (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Students explore traditional and/or experimental methods and manufacturing processes of textile materials and use them as a starting point for their individual projects. The approach is experimental and practice-led and based on literature and own research. Some techniques experimented during the course are experimental embroidery, 3D-printing and laser cutting. The content is adapted to the student’s skillset. ADDlab studies and a collaborative project with engineering students (AaltoENG) is offered as part of the course for students with previous knowledge of textile techniques and processes. The ENGARTS-project or 1-2 textile studio courses can be integrated to this module according to the personal study plan.

Assessment Methods and Criteria (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Activity and participation (25%), individual development (50%), final results (25%).

Workload (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

270 h

80 h Lectures, independent and group tutoring

10 h Critiques

150 h Independent work

35 h Own reflection

Study Material (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Grading Scale (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 


Registration for Courses (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

In WebOodi

Further Information (valid 01.08.2018-31.07.2020): 

Adding textile studio courses to Experimental Textile Design-course: after making the personal study plan and getting the approval by the professor, the student applies to the Printed Fabrics Studio, Knits and Knitwear Studio, Woven Fabrics Studio or Textile Collection: Processes and Finishings -courses separately. Applying to the Addlab-workshop is done during the personal study plan sessions and during the first meetings. Only 1 to 2 studio courses can be integrated to Experimental Textile Design.

Additional info: Requires students full time commitment in this module