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B.Sc.Textile Art Media

Vilnius Academy of Arts (VDA)
Lithuania, Vilnius, Klaipeda, Kaunas, Telšiai
Tuition fee €3,761.00 per year
Application fee €100.00 one-time
Registration fee €100.00 one-time

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The aim of Textile Art Media bachelor study programme is to prepare specialists of broad profile in applied textile by providing them with theoretical and practical knowledge and skills of applied textile and art, practical skills of visual art and textile technologies, develop their creativity, ability to analyse and interpret textile art processes. After graduating, textile artist is able to independently solve creative tasks, work on group projects, apply practical skills in implementing new ideas, participate in exhibitions, develop a unique artistic style and attitude, continue with masters degree studies.

According to Textile Department’s vision Textile art and media bachelor study programme consists of three main areas, which are all part of the 4 year study programme: human being, environment and society. Programme is divided into four main structural segments that gradually lead to the final project.

Applied Textile and Technology – 1st year of the programme is intended for decoration and formation of fabric surface. Students gain practical skills in single/unique fabric decoration and formation methods, including classical and experimental pattern-making techniques. Students are taught complete fabric designs using mottling, screen-printing and painting techniques.

2nd year is dedicated to the creation of fabrics using classical and digital technologies. Students gain design and practical skills in creating single/unique woven fabrics, including classical and digital weaving techniques (digital weaving/jacquard and digital print making).

Applied Textile, Human Being and Object – 3rd year is intended for applied and wall fabric/tapestries and three-dimensional textile design development and adaptation to human and environmental needs. Individual approach is encouraged while students master classical and experimental tapestry techniques, three-dimensional textile design and construction. Implementation of three-dimensional object is performed in practical workshops applying graphic, sculptural and 3D computer-aided media by innovatively interpreting chosen topics and the artistic context.

Applied Textile and Concept – 4th year – textile in architectural and social contexts. Students develop knowledge of artistic textile application in social and artistic contexts, e.g. starting with the application of tapestry in architectural context to development and implementation of a textile object dedicated to a specific target audience (community). Through a series of theoretical lectures and practical workshops students’ critical/analytical thinking as well as contextual perception are developed. During classroom discussions, chosen themes and topics (that students chose individually and often come close to social aspects) are analysed and the ability to advocate students’ own creative ideas is encouraged. Students learn to implement original and creative conceptual ideas in collaborating with art professionals and non-arts-based researchers-academics. Individual approach to problem solving is encouraged.

Practice placements take place during the first three years after the exam session. These placements are directly linked to the development of skills after each year of study (e.g. placement within textile industry/production is intended for adaptation of creative projects in textile industry companies). Since 2014 students participate in joint international creative projects (KUNO programme). During the summer practice placements students cooperate with textile production companies while carrying out creative projects, become acquainted with production processes and the needs and requirements of the textile market.

Bachelor degree project is the final project students work on during their studies. Students master and expand their theoretical, practical and technological knowledge of specialty subjects, carry out research into a chosen topic/theme, define project goals and tasks and search for suitable solutions to a creative problem. The final project is realised/implemented by choosing the most appropriate means of expression and is presented in an exhibition. Students defend their work in a public oral exam (viva voce) and must also submit a description of the final project.

Programme structure

Course structure diagram with credits

1 semester

I. General mandatory university study subjects
1 Studies of Contemporary Culture, Aesthetic and Philosophy (HB0266)
II. Mandatory courses of study area
2 Ancient and Medieval Art and Architecture (HB0109)
3 Hands-on Laboratory 1 (MB0832)
4 Textile 1 (Fabric Surface Design) (MB0031)
5 Theory of Textile (Composition) (MB0063)
6 Visual Art 1 (MB1811)
Total: 30 ECTS

2 semester

I. General mandatory university study subjects
1 Media Psychology (HB0265)
II. Mandatory courses of study area
2 Architecture and Art in the 15th – 19th Centuries (HB0145)
3 Textile 2 (Printed Fabrics) (MB0062)
4 Theory of Textile (Colour Theory) (MB0064)
5 Visual Art 2 (MB1858)
6 Drawing Project 1 (MB1546)
7 Introduction to Adobe Photoshop (MB2023)
Total: 30 ECTS

3 semester

I. General mandatory university study subjects
1 The English language 1 (HB0007)
II. Mandatory courses of study area
2 Art of the 20th Century (HB0041)
3 Hands-on Laboratory 2 (MB0557)
4 Practics 1 (Eco Workshop) (MB0552)
5 Textile 3 (Woven Fabrics) (MB1925)
6 Visual art 3 (MB0187)
Total: 30 ECTS

4 semester

I. General mandatory university study subjects
1 Rhetoric and Creative Writing (HB0264)
2 The English Language 2 (HB0008)
II. Mandatory courses of study area
3 Textile 4 (Digital Technology Fabrics) (MB0212)
4 Theory of Textile (Textile History) (HB0182)
5 Visual art 4 (MB0188)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
6 Drawing Project 2 (MB1547)
7 Photography (MB0954)
Total: 30 ECTS

5 semester

II. Mandatory courses of study area
1 Practice 2 (Industry-based Workshop) (MB0300)
2 Textile 5 (Tapestry and 3D Textile) (MB1104)
3 Vizual art 5 (MB0216)
4 20th-21th Century Textile (HB0271)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
5 Aesthetics (HB0010)
6 Computer Graphics, 3D (MB0923)
7 Contexts of European Culture: Photography (HB0005)
8 Sculpture (MB1122)
Total: 30 ECTS

6 semester

Course ECTS
II. Mandatory courses of study area
1 Contemporary Art (HB0082)
2 Hands-on Laboratory 3 (MB1860)
3 Interdisciplinary Arts Project (MB1803)
4 Textile 6 (Tapestry 2) (MB1107)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
5 Eastern Cultures and Arts (HB0015)
6 Introduction to Video Art (MB0838)
7 Management of Cultural Projects (HB0006)
8 Metal Technology 2 (MB1981)
9 Visual Arts Contextual Studies (MB0217)
Total: 30 ECTS

7 semester

Course ECTS
II. Mandatory courses of study area
1 Hands-on Laboratory 4 (MB1109)
2 Lithuanian Art in Global Context (HB0081)
3 Practice 3 (Creative Workshop) (MB0558)
4 Textile 7 (Textile in Architectural and Social Contexts) (MB0035)
III. Elective general and study field subjects
6 Creative Laboratory of Arts and Science (HB0018)
7 Ethnic Culture (HB0188)
8 Visual Arts 3/DG (MB1137)
Total: 30 ECTS

8 semester

II. Mandatory courses of study area
1 Exhibition Curating (MB1541)
2 Final Bachelor Project (MB0622)
3 Interdisciplinary Arts Project (MB1081)
Total: 30 ECTS

Total Per Study Programme: 240 ECTS
A ten-point grading system is used at the Academy.
Knowledge is assessed in the following marks: Pass/fail system

10 (excellent) excellent performance, outstanding knowledge and skills
9 (very good) strong performance, good knowledge and skills
8 (good) above the average performance, knowledge and skills
7 (highly satisfactory) average performance, knowledge and skills with unessential shortcomings
6 (satisfactory) below average performance, knowledge and skills with substantial shortcomings
5 (sufficient) knowledge and skills meet minimum criteria

Fail 4, 3, 2, 1 (insufficient) knowledge and skills do not meet minimum criteria / below minimum criteria

Career opportunities

BA study programme of Texstile Art Media is to educate wide-range applied textile specialists by giving them knowledge of applied textile theory and practice, practical skills of textile technologies, and foster critical analytical thinking. After the studies textile artists are able to independently solve creative tasks, work in team projects, apply practical skills when implementing new ideas and orders, participate in exhibitions, develop their distinct artistic style and approach.

Profile of the programme

VAA KF Textile department prepares artists of applied textile, able to professionally, creatively and suggestively use a variety of textile technologies and ways of expression in fields of applied, functional and conceptual textile. Students acquire theoretical knowledge and practical skills in fields of textile art and design. The BA study programme of Texstile Art Media is to educate a wide-range specialists of applied textile by giving them theoretical knowledge and practical skills in fields of fabric surface design, surface formation of woven fabrics, fashion accessories, textile objects in architectural contexts, textile expression in social contexts. After the studies textile artists are able to independently solve creative tasks, collaborate with architects, interior designers and customers, initiate projects with social groups, participate in exhibitions, develop distinct artistic style.

Key learning outcomes

Knowledge and Its Application

A1 Graduates are able to apply knowledge in the following fields: fabric surface design, textile technologies, constructive textile, textile in architectural and social contexts.
A2 Graduates are able to creatively apply theoretical and practical knowledge of textile in individual or team work.
A3 Graduates are able to apply knowledge in independently finding innovative solutions to problems and challenges in their professional field.
A4 Graduates are able to apply knowledge in using digital information databases.
A5 Graduates are able to apply knowledge in critically analyzing and evaluating problems in theoretical disciplines.
A6 Graduates are able to apply knowledge in managing graphic, painting, sculpture, photography and digital art based means of expression and apply it to their creative practice.
Research Skills

B1 Graduates are able to gather, analyze, organize and critically evaluate information in their creative professional field based on traditional and contemporary art theory and practice.
B2 Graduates are able to use applied research results, methods and creative strategies in cultural and creative fields.
Subject–Specific Skills

C1 Graduates are able to assess creative contexts and independently select appropriate creative tools and methods to carry out artistic activities.
C2 Graduates are able to organize textile based research projects.
C3 Graduates are able to use, combine, experiment and implement innovations in the field of textile technologies and materials.
Social Skills

D1 Graduates are able to communicate with the public in conveying their professional and study area knowledge in solving set problems.
D2 Graduates are able to collaborate with community groups in order to reach common goals.
D3 Graduates are able to evaluate their artistic practice with regard to ethics and citizenship.
D4 Graduates are able to express their individual artistic position in oral and written forms in state and foreign language(s).
D5 Graduates are able to create and apply, describe and present their works.
Personal Skills

E1 Graduates are able to manage time, independently deepen their knowledge of practical and theoretical knowledge of textiles and participate in discussions.
E2 Graduates are able to take responsibility for quality of their practice and its impact on society.
E3 Graduates are able to accept new challenges, independently and creatively solve problems.

Art and Design

Occupational profiles of graduates with examples

Graduates are able to do creative work in the field of applied textile: create fabrics and accessories for interior and fashion, work in the field of interior finish, execute creative projects in social groups, engage in individual creative activities; work in institutions where artist’s-designer’s qualification is required – enterprises of light industry, firms, etc.

Apply now! Fall semester 2019/20
Application period has ended, but late applications can be submitted until the commence date
Studies commence
Sep 1, 2019

Application deadlines apply to citizens of: United States