Please note! Course description is confirmed for two academic years, which means that in general, e.g. Learning outcomes, assessment methods and key content stays unchanged. However, via course syllabus, it is possible to specify or change the course execution in each realization of the course, such as how the contact sessions are organized, assessment methods weighted or materials used.


After successfully completing this course, student is able to:

- apply advanced textile printing and finishing techniques to their creative work

-assess and try out sustainable practices for design and production of printed fabrics and textile finishing


Credits: 2

Schedule: 26.02.2020 - 25.05.2020

Teacher in charge (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022): Anna-Mari Leppisaari

Teacher in charge (applies in this implementation): Anna-Mari Leppisaari

Contact information for the course (applies in this implementation):

CEFR level (applies in this implementation):

Language of instruction and studies (valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022):

Teaching language: English

Languages of study attainment: English


  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    During the course, students learn advanced printing and finishing techniques and become familiar with the principles of sustainable design of printed fabrics and textile finishing.

    The specific content may vary each year and is presented in the course syllabus. The course may also include collaborations with companies.

    Learning activities: Lectures, demonstrations and other contact teaching, group and individual tutoring, independent assignment.


Assessment Methods and Criteria
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Grading criteria: Assignments and participation in teaching

    Criteria for the assignment: Understanding of printing and finishing techniques, taking sustainability into account, creativity and artistic application of learned techniques in samples/collection, documentation of technical data on info cards

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    2 cr = 54h

    Lectures: 5 h

    Tutorials and experimentation at the printing workshop: 15 h

    group meetings: 3h

    self-guided activities: 20 h

    time to reflect: 11 h

    It is possible to complete up to 10 credits by continuing the course independently. For all students completing 3 cr or more it is possible to get 1-2 individual 0,5 h tutoring sessions (depending on the credits). Participation on 2 h feedback session at the end of the spring is also required.  


Study Material
  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Pellonpää-Forss (2016) Värimenetelmät II, Värjäys, maalaus, kankaanpainanta, tekstiilitulostus

    Pellonpää-Forss (2018) Contemporary Colour Methods, Dyeing, Painting, screen & digital printing

    It is possible to take the course free of charge as instructed by the teacher at the beginning of the course.

  • Valid 01.08.2020-31.07.2022:

    Muoti BA: Tekstiili- ja värjäysteknologia, Pintasuunnittelu ja painokangas.

    Muotoilu BA: Muotoilun työprosessit, Tekstiilituotannon materiaalit ja menetelmät/Studiotuotannon tekniikat ja materiaalit (tekstiili), prefarably also Tekstiilimallisto, prosessit ja viimeistykset.

    MA students: Same as in BA or Printed Fabrics Studio and Experimental Textile Design, or previous experience in printed fabrics (agreed by responsible teacher).

SDG: Sustainable Development Goals

    12 Responsible Production and Consumption