Basic information of the minor 

Code: ARTS3056

Extent: 15-25 ECTS 

Language: English

Teacher in charge: adjunct professor Maarit Salolainen

 Coordinator: Mari Partanen

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 procedure: 

Application in spring.

Application instructions for Aalto University students

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 Mari Partanen (mari.2.partanen@aalto.fi). 

Quotas and restrictions: Max. 5 students annually

Prerequisites: Please see application procedure and quotas and restrictions. 

Content and structure of the minor

Learning outcomes 

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. 

Content

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.

Core courses: 

Student should take at least 3 of the following courses

creditsperiod

MUO-C1032

Tekstiili- ja vaatetusmateriaalien perusteet / only in Finnish

I

MUO-E1046 or

MUO-C1037

Woven Fabrics Studio or

Kudotut kankaat - materiaalit ja rakenne / only in Finnish

4

II

MUO-E1041 or

MUO-C1013

Knits and Knitwear Studio or

Neuleet ja Neulokset / only in Finnish

4

II

MUO-E1042 or

MUO-C1008

Printed Fabrics Studio or

Tekstiili- ja värjäysteknologia / only in Finnish

3

4

II

I

MUO-E1035

Texiles for Interiors and Architecture

5

IV

 Elective courses: 

 The elective courses deepen the learning content



MUO-C1022 

Woven Fabrics Design 

4

IV
MUO-E1037Advaned Woven Fabrics and Jaquard Workshop2-10III-V

MUO-E1038

Advanced Knits and Knitwear Workshop 

2-10

III-V

MUO-C1036 

Pintasuunnittelu ja painokangas / only in Finnish


MUO-E1039

Advanced Printed Fabrics Workshop

2-10

IV-V
MUO-E1048Experimental Textile Design3-10II

MUO-E1045

Surface Design

10

III