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Fashion and Technology at University of Arts Linz

The Fashion and Technology course at the University of Arts Linz challenges students to use technology to develop new strategies, materials and production methods in fashion.

School: University of Arts Linz
Course: Fashion and Technology
Location: Linz, Austria
Course dates: October 2022 to June 2025
Application deadline: 1 September 2022

Fashion and Technology is for designers who want to explore the future of fashion. Blending design and research, the course is about sustainable and inclusive ways to see, wear and create.

We focus on respectful solidarity and celebrate the idea of diversity. Our students use technology as a creative tool to develop critical design strategies, expand ideas of materiality and set up conscious production processes.

More than 40 international experts teach practice-oriented workshops. Melitta Baumeister provides insights into new materiality and form, Rickard Lindqvist teaches open-source strategies for fashion, Giulia Tomasello offers the basics of soft wearables, Anastasia Pistofidou delves into the making of biomaterials and Cecile Feilchenfeldt explains experimental knit design.

The programme's partners make a variety of technologies available. Students can weave their own fabrics at Textiles Zentrum Haslach, cooperate with the Lab of Creative Robotics, use the facilities at Grand Garage such as laser cutting and 3D printing, and present their projects to an international audience at the Ars Electronica Festival.

International field trips, photoshoots, shows and exhibitions round up the programme. The bachelor's course lasts six semesters and the master's course lasts four semesters.

View Fashion and Technology projects by students at the University of Arts Linz on Dezeen School Shows.

Applications to this course have now closed.

Top image: Fashion and Technology BA student project by Aaron Keller, 2020. The photography is by Florian Voggeneder.

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