Specialization in the international Master in Visual Arts
60 ECTS / 1 year
Campus Ghent / Sint-Lucas

LUCA’s Master's degree program in Textile Design is open to students interested in exploring the artistic value and versatility of the textile medium. Within the broad range of design and visual arts, emphasis lies on the artistic process in which experimentation, innovative thinking and critical reflection play a key role. In this Master’s degree students become autonomous artists/designers.


More specifically, students will be asked to develop a personal Master’s project within the multifaceted field of textile art and design. Supervisors and teachers help students to determine their artistic position in relation to the tradition and topicality of textile design. To support the student’s research, staff and fellow students give feedback during the Master's sessions and students have the possibility to choose out of a wide range of theoretical seminars to broaden their knowledge. Finally, the Master's thesis offers students the opportunity to focus more reflectively on aspects they find important as artists/designers.

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If you want to see the work our students make, take a look at our Instagram.​

Master programme

The master graduate project

For your master graduate project, you choose your own artistic project. You realize this work and present it to a jury of internal and external experts during a public presentation. You contextualize your work with a thesis with which you situate your work within or against existing literature and debates. This proves that you can orient yourself within the field of the chosen artistic discipline.

For your master's thesis, you can make use of technical support and productional assistance and you rely on the advice of the tutors. Nevertheless, with your master's thesis, you prove that you work to a large extent independently.

Inspiratie voor je masterproef


Tijdens de mastersessies verdiep je je in de artistieke praxis van de andere masterstudenten. Je werkt samen in heterogeen samengestelde groepen en ontmoet studenten uit de verschillende afstudeerrichtingen Tijdens wekelijkse bijeenkomsten bespreek je elkaars artistieke praktijk via besprekingen, interviews, groepsdebatten en rondleidingen. 

Jij en je medestudenten nemen zelf het voortouw in de sessies. Terwijl de twee begeleidende docenten de werking van de groep organiseren en optreden als moderator. Op die manier zijn de sessies een open platform over actuele kunst en vormgeving vanuit hun eigen praktijk: alles is bespreekbaar, maar niets is vrijblijvend.


Seminars are an integral part of the master's program. LUCA has a particularly rich and diversified range of research seminars fed by the research groups of our campuses from Brussels, Ghent, Genk and Leuven. Each campus has its own researchers, research traditions and disciplines. 

Together with your coordinator, you will select two seminars that match your ambitions. You can also choose from the courses given at the KU Leuven or its associated university colleges.

Critical & Studio Practices strengthen your critical-reflective outlook

In addition to individual and group tutorials, you will follow specific theory classes as well as interdisciplinary seminars. You will actively follow the latest developments in the contemporary art scene, regularly visiting exhibitions with fellow students and meeting with artists, curators and other actors from the national and international scene. As a result, you will develop your critical-reflective outlook on the contemporary art world. In the Critical Practice course, you further develop your discursive and analytical skills. This will help you to improve your level of reflection on the context and practices of contemporary art.


A dedicated team of renowned practising artists and designers guarantee a state-of-the-art artistic education. Interested to find out more about the academic staff? Then please have a look at the Instagram page of the various disciplines:

Each student will be assigned two supervisors at the start of the academic year, based on the student’s preference, the contents of the Master’s degree project and thesis and the expertise of the supervisors. Students work freely and independently on their self-chosen projects and receive individual guidance from supervisors through dialogue and feedback.

Staff for the Research seminars

Peter Anthonissen, Herman Asselberghs, Mariske Broeckmeyer, Vincent Caers, Kris Cuppens, Boris Debackere, Peter De Graeve, Robbrecht Desmet, Jeroen D’hoe, Leen Engelen, Pablo Hannon, Steven Huybrechts, Peter Jacquemyn, Jeroen Laureys, Steven Lenaers, Frank Maet, Ans Mertens, Volkmar Mühleis, Els Opsomer, Jan Pillaert, Peter Schuermans, Lieven Segers, Nicola Setari, Johan Teirlinck, Pascal Vandelanoitte, Bert Vandenbussche, Katrien Van Haute, Tom Van Imschoot, Patrick Verlaak, Rosanne Van Klaveren, Esther Venrooij, Klaas Verpoest, Jasper Vrancken, Kristof Vrancken.

Facilities & campus life

    What do you need?

    A good command of English (level B2) is required to make the most of your stay with us.

    Campus Ghent does not own student accommodation. Therefore, you will have to rent a room on the private housing market for the duration of your stay. To help you in your search, please contact our student support services (https://www.luca-arts.be/en/contact-student-support-services).

    Further studies and career

    Shortened educational master

    Are you graduating as an artistic master and would you still like to become a teacher? Then you can opt for a shortened educational master's program. EDU by LUCA offers the opportunity to acquire your competencies in secondary and part-time art education at an accelerated pace. Students who take the shortened course of 60 credits sign up for a one-year full-time program. If you want to combine work and family, you can choose to spread the shortened route over two years. Edu bundles the (abbreviated) teacher training courses for secondary education offered by KU Leuven, LUCA School of Arts and VIVES.

    Application & entry requirements

    Enrollment procedure

    The application and enrollment procedure at LUCA School of Arts consists in general of three steps.

    1. First you will have to submit an online Admissions application in which you will be asked to upload certain documents required for the Admissions’ diploma and language check. We will be checking if you meet with the diploma and language requirements.
    2. The second step continues with your participation in a Master Assessment.
    3. Step three is the final and binding (online) registration (for which you will receive a unique registration link after succeeding the Master Assessment).

    Let's meet

    Are you curious about our approach to Art education? During our open days, you will get all the information you need, visit the campus, talk to our teaching staff and students ... Still not convinced? Visit our graduation show! During this, on-campus two-day art festival you can experience first hand how good our students really are.

    to be decided, 11h00 - Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent 
    Alexianenplein 1, 9000 Ghent

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