Studies

In addition to the general subjects, the BA curriculum also includes specialised subjects, electives and optional subjects, as well as specialised practical training. The output of the course projects, based on theoretical and practical skills, consists of finished garments or entire collections (e.g. ETNO and HULA) and the presentation of completed designer creations at evaluations and fashion shows.
The bachelor’s studies take three years, and culminate in the compilation of a portfolio and its public defence. The students can also continue their studies in the master’s programme, for which admissions are determined based on a ranking of the candidates who have completed a round of interviews.
The aim of the bachelor’s programme is to provide the students with knowledge, experiences and skills that enable them to:

  • Understand the nature of the fashion industry, its various facets and other associated fields of activity; 
  • See fashion’s historical, social and economic background in a contemporary context; 
  • Employ their creative and intellectual potential 
  • Find a balance between the development of ideas, their material execution and eventual presentation. 

The aim of the master’s programme is to educate fashion artists or designer-project managers who conform to the requirements of today’s fashion industry.
The curricula include lectures on general and specialised subjects, master classes, research, etc. It is important for the students to be receptive, capable of development, adaptive, internationally minded as well as team-oriented.

What skills will I acquire?

  • Knowledge about the historical structure of fashion in the local, international and global context 
  • Knowledge about the main elements of fashion design and the basic truths about the design process in the fashion industry 
  • Practical skills for designing and executing garment samples 
  • Preparation for independent work and teamwork 
  • Preparation for the visual and oral presentation of one’s designs

 

What jobs will be available after I graduate?

  • Designer or stylist in the fashion industry, or in commercial enterprises 
  • Creator of designer collections for private companies 
  • Fashion journalist and editor 
  • Fashion illustrator
  • Specialised teacher

 

Curriculum

BA

1st year

General subjects, acquisition of specialised basic knowledge (technologies, designing), practical training related to museums and ethnography
2nd year

General subjects, specialised subjects that develop knowledge and practical skills, electives and optional subjects, practical training in the fashion industry
3rd year 
General subjects, specialised subjects that strengthen knowledge and practical skills, interdisciplinary electives and optional subjects, compilation of a portfolio and its  presentation at one’s degree defence

MA

In-depth specialised (master classes, collaborative projects, tutoring by foreign faculty members) practical training in the fashion industry, preparation of a master’s thesis and its presentation at one’s degree defence

PhD

Individual research on a freely chosen topic, defence of the PhD thesis