Study profile Textile and Fashion

The Textile and Fashion department of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague (KABK) has a very distinctive profile. The combination of two disciplines within one department is unique in the Netherlands and inspires the curriculum of the program.

Within four years you will be trained to recognise and develop your own authentic talent as well as your personal vision on textile, fashion and the spirit of the times. These skills are acquired by conducting in-depth research into the role and relevance of fashion and textile in society of the past, present and future.

Eventually, you graduate with a collection that reflects your critical and personal point of view with which you can position yourself in the professional field in a distinctive and meaningful way.

Read more: programme structure BA Textile and Fashion

Specifications

Degree

Bachelor of Arts

Duration

Full-time 4 years

Study load

Start date

End of August

Costs

Department Head

Mark van Vorstenbos

Application deadline

Language

English-taught programme
(English level required)

Programme / CROHO

B Design / 39111

Insights in this study programme

Listen to second year students, Sophia Bogstedt and Ieva Drobenkaitė who are talking about their personal approaches to fashion and textile design as well as the general structure of their study programme.

screenshot Graduation Catalogue Bachelor Textile & Fashion
screenshot Graduation Catalogue

Interested in applying? Find out about the admission requirements of the Design bachelor's programme in Textile and Fashion.

Publication - 'What to design in a world of plenty?'

This publication is the result of the masterclass that Hella Jongerius gave to students of the Royal Academy of Art in The Hague, November 2019. The Masterclass was Powered by Keep an Eye Foundation.

A glimpse into the Textile & Fashion department

Hella Jongerius was invited to provide a Masterclass to students of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK), in November 2019.
The masterclass was powered by Keep an Eye Foundation.

Textile and Fashion alumni Ireneo Ciammella, Rianne Zijderveld and Lotte Mostert share their experience and give tips to current students at the Textile and Fashion department of the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (KABK)

Professional Perspective

The objective of the Bachelor Textile and Fashion is to train students to become independent and professional designers. We guide their individual development process in a semi-professional context.

The focus of Fashion Design is on the necessary and specific skills of the craft, with an emphasis on artistic authenticity. Textile Design offers a very broad spectrum of professional opportunities, including autonomous designers, interior designers, industry or product development designers, or designers for fashion collections.

Fashion Shows

4th-year collections - EXPOSED 2021

4th-year collections presented during EXPOSED 2020 at the Royal Academy of Art, The Hague (10 September 2020)

4th year collections presented during EXPOSED the Fashion Show 2019 in De Helena (14 June 2019)
Fashion Show 2019

4th year collections presented during the Fashion Show 2016 at the Electriciteitsfabriek in The Hague (18 June 2016)

4th year collections presented during the Fashion Show 2015 at the Electriciteitsfabriek in The Hague (26 June 2015)

4th year collections presented during the Fashion Show 2014 in the Atrium of the City Hall in The Hague (21 June 2014)