Core Courses (Acceptance guaranteed)

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Collection Project Knit Design

Credits 10 ECTS

The project will be worked on either individually or in teams, optionally across other courses of the student's choice. Through studio workshops and tutorials on domestic knitting machines, the students learn the specifics of making knitted fabrics and designing knitwear. The combinations of different yarns in color and structure with handicraft techniques are the starting point for experimental knitting. The students will interpret their individual theme in different ways in the knitwear design context. They will experiment with different knitting structures, surface finish and material combinations. The results will be presented and include a knitwear dossier with knitted swatches, process documentation and knitwear designs.

Advanced Knitwear Design

Credits 5 ECTS

The content of this course aims to design a knitwear collection by both developing a fashion concept as well as making knitted swatches. Through studio workshops and tutorials on domestic knitting machines, the students learn the specifics of making knitted fabrics and designing knitwear. The combinations of different yarns in colour and structure with handicraft techniques are the starting point for experimental knitted swatches. The students deepen their knitting-specific understanding of composition in surface and form. Optional: Expertise Prerequisites: students from 6th semester, ability to work in a team.   

In order to attend this course, the student should bring:

- IMPORTANT - Participation in all workshop dates (will be announced at the kick-off)
- Great interest in craftsmanship
- Motivation for high-quality knitwear development

MA Knit Design_Fashion Design & Clothing Technology

Credits 5 ECTS       

This interdisciplinary project between fashion design and clothing technology combines knitwear design with textile surface design. Traditional craftsmanship and innovative 3D knitting technology are combined in a collaborative project. Through studio workshops and tutorials on domestic knitting machines, the students learn the specifics of making knitted fabrics and designing knitwear. Furthermore, they will get an insight into the development of 3D knitwear. The results will be presented at an exhibition.

In order to attend this course, the student should bring:

- IMPORTANT - Participation in all workshop dates (will be announced at the kick-off)
- Great interest in craftsmanship
- Motivation for high-quality knitwear development

Project Knit Design

Credits 10 ECTS

Students apply their acquired knowledge of knitting techniques in the design process. The ability to design surface and shape of knitwear will be further developed in the context of a specific design brief. This project practices all phases of the design process from research and experiments to sketching and realization to styling and planning and executing a photoshoot and presentation. The visual documentation will be presented as a portfolio.

German as a Foreign Language

Credits: 4 ECTS

Course Details:

At the beginning of the Welcome Weeks, two weeks prior to the start of the lecture period, we will offer a language test that determines the level for the ensuing two-week German intensive course.

Based on their level in the intensive course, students will then be able to enroll for one or more German language classes during the semester, lasting between 16 and 18 weeks.

Our language department offers a wide range of courses - from General German classes, focusing on the basics of grammar and conversation, to more advanced German courses with specializations in the fields of Design, Business and Technology.

More information on the German language course offering can be found here.

General Courses (AWEs)

Credits 2 ECTS                                          

Every Semester students are able to choose from a list of general courses in order to complement their regular curriculum courses. As the specific topics of these courses are not determined before the Welcome Weeks (March for Summer Term and September for Winter Term) it is not possible to publish a reliable list here.

Some examples of General Courses taught in English from previous semesters are:

  • Making Music with the Synthesizer
  • International Standardization
  • Design Thinking and Human Values
  • Becoming a Global Graduate
  • Introduction to Japanese Culture

Additionally around 70-80 varying General Courses are offered in German (B2 German recommended) every semester, such as:

  • Wissenschaftliches Schreiben und Präsentationstechniken
  • Rhetorik
  • Blockchain-Workshop
  • Energiespeichersysteme
  • Soft Skills im Dienstleistungsmanagement
  • Rendering-Seminar (Automobildesign)

As the specific topics are not published yet at the time of the application, students can simply select "AWE - General Course" on their learning agreement and then apply for their specific General Course(s)  after their arrival.

Please note that some General Courses might have a limited places and therefore the acceptance is subject to the respective capacity and cannot be guaranteed.

If students cannot find a suitable course from the list after their arrival, it is of course possible to amend their learning agreement and to remove/replace one or more courses.