In this study programme students develop their skills in and understanding of the use of textiles.

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Study level
Exchange Programmes
Closing dates
Autumn: April 15
Spring: October 15
15 to 60 ECTS Bachelor level
Start up
Spring 2020

Why study textiles?

Key topics in this programme are clothes design, fashion and textiles art. Active and practical use of fashion and textiles art will be emphasised. You can be your own fashion designer and work with textiles from idea to final product. Fashion design, pattern construction, materials theory, and exploration of materials form an important basis for creating good products, both with regard to clothing and artistic production. Research and development are also included in the programme.

The programme is mainly intended as a specialisation course in the third year of the Bachelor’s degree programmes, Subject Teacher: Education in the Arts, Visual Arts and Design, or as the fourth year in Subject Teacher: Practical & Arts Subjects. The programme may also be taken as a one-year independent advanced programme.

Admission requirements

The programme is open to international exchange students studying at one of USN's bilateral partner institutions. Exchange students must have completed at least 60 ECTS or equivalent within the relevant study field, and be officially nominated by their home university, to enrol.

Textiles 1: General admission requirements or prior experiential learning.

Textiles 2: Textiles 1 or equivalent university college course within art, design and crafts. Suitable prior experiential learning may qualify for admission and will be considered on a case-by-case basis. The study programme may be taken as part of an independent advanced study programme. 

Admission to the programme requires a good command of the English language, both spoken and written. An English proficiency equivalent to B2 (Cambridge) level is recommended.

More information about nomination and application procedures can be found here.

Study facts

Full time – Notodden

  • Teaching Language: Norwegian with tutoring in English.
  • Semesters: 2- Autumn and Spring
  • Application code: 4966
  • Charge No tuition. A fee of NOK 1800 per semester to cover material costs will apply.
  • Admission requirements Read prerequisite requirements


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