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

Textile Design in Ghent

Academische Master / International Master

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.

For an update on projects and activities of the atelier click here.

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.

Masters' sessions strengthen your critical-reflective outlook

During the masters' sessions, you will study the artistic praxis of the other master's students. You work together in heterogeneously composed groups and meet students from different specializations. During weekly meetings, you discuss each other's artistic practice through discussions, interviews, group debates and guided tours. You and your fellow students take the lead in the sessions. During this process, the two accompanying teachers act as moderator. In this way, the sessions evolve from a series of artist's talks into an open platform about contemporary art: everything can be discussed, but nothing is without obligation.

Master Textile Design
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).

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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).

Where do you have class?

Facilities & campus life

Campus Sint-Lucas Ghent in a nutshell

LUCA-campus Ghent (Sint-Lucas) consists of various buildings, most of them are located in the lovely historic city centre of Ghent where the vast majority of the classes are taught. One campus building is situated in a park in Mariakerke, the greenest suburb of Ghent. Depending on the courses you enroll for, you may also have classes for half a day or a full day at Mariakerke.

Students have a working space on campus for the duration of the exchange and can make use of the technical facilities for casting, metal, word, printmaking, textiles, print and scan, screen printing, audio, video and photography.


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    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.

    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


    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.

    Workshop - TC2 jacquard weaving

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