Basic information of the minor
Extent: 15-25 ECTS
Teacher in charge: adjunct professor Maarit Salolainen
Coordinator: Heidi Tukiainen
Target group: Aalto ARTS MA students - especially Contemporary Design MA-students and Interior Architecture MA-students, Craft Science students from University of Helsinki (JOO), Interior Architecture BA-students
Application in spring.
Students of other Finnish universities apply for the minor during the JOO application period in the JOOPAS system.
Student needs to include a portfolio as well as a letter of motivation to the application. In addition the approved personal study plan is required, showing how the minor is fitted in. The plan should be approved by the PSP tutor/professor. The plan should include the list of courses to be included in the minor. Selection criteria are earlier success in studies, motivation and possible earlier experience relating to the minor subject. The portfolio, motivation letter and study plan are to be attached to the application in eAge.
Additional information on the minor from the professor in charge as well as from the study coordinator
Quotas and restrictions: Max. 5 students annually
Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions.
Content and structure of the minor
Having completed the minor the students have an understanding of textile practices and textile design processes as well as tools and methods used in textile production technologies. The students are familiar with the properties of different textile fibres and materials. Through experimenting and hands-on assignments, the students have an understanding of artistic-led expression through textiles.
The Minor provides basic understanding of the complex systems behind the topic of sustainability in the field of textiles as well as encourages a reflective and critical approach to textile design. The content of the minor can be modified based on student’s interest and is to be discussed in the beginning of the minor studies with the teacher responsible of the minor. The courses include lectures, tutoring and hands-on assignments such as designing coordinated sample collections as well as structure and material analysis.
Structure of the minor
The content of the minor studies 15-25 credits is subject to discussions with the professor responsible of the minor.
Student should take at least 3 of the following courses
Tekstiili- ja vaatetusmateriaalien perusteet / only in Finnish
Woven Fabrics Studio or
Kudotut kankaat - materiaalit ja rakenne / only in Finnish
Knits and Knitwear Studio or
Neuleet ja Neulokset / only in Finnish
Printed Fabrics Studio or
Tekstiili- ja värjäysteknologia / only in Finnish
Texiles for Interiors and Architecture
The elective courses deepen the learning content
Woven Fabrics Design
|MUO-E1037||Advaned Woven Fabrics and Jaquard Workshop||2-10||III-V|
Advanced Knits and Knitwear Workshop
Pintasuunnittelu ja painokangas / only in Finnish
Advanced Printed Fabrics Workshop
|MUO-E1048||Experimental Textile Design||3-10||II|