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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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.
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.
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).
The application and enrollment procedure at LUCA School of Arts consists in general of three steps.
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.
If the basic principle of the policy plan means that 'quality is our driving force', and that every aspect of the policy can be tested against this, then LUCA undeniably wants to develop and nurture a strong quality culture: a culture that leaves based on trust in people with talent and expertise, and which is aimed at valuing, inspiring and improving.
The formal quality framework for training within LUCA was named KOPERA, which stands for: Critically Analyzing the Quality of Training with Peers in Own Direction.
For KOPERA, LUCA starts from a vision of quality care that is based on trust and aimed at valuing, inspiring and improving.
During the six-year KOPERA cycle, each training course receives a panel of critical friends who examine the implementation of the quality characteristics and examine how the training contributes to the general LUCA policy.
The final element of KOPERA is the ultimate assurance of training quality. The key question is: "Does the program have a good quality culture that follows the 'plan-do-check-act' circle?"
LUCA publishes a quality sheet for each course. You can find this on the Education Quality page.
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.
Workshop - TC2 jacquard weaving