Estonian Native Textile
Professional Higher Education (equal to Bachelor's studies)
Duration 4 years
Credits 240 ECTS
The peculiarity of the curriculum lies in our use of the Estonian ethnographical textile heritage as a source material for our studies. The aim of the speciality of Native Textile is to educate professional and creative master craftsmen with a thorough knowledge of Estonian native textile heritage, its history, compositional techniques and technology and the ability to keep, continue and re-use the traditions of Estonian native handicraft in the field of textile. In this sense, we are one of only a few similar curricula in Europe. The graduates will be able, depending on their personal characteristics and specialisation filed, to run small enterprises, work as artists, textile designers, museum workers or manufacturers of leather items or folk costumes.
Upon successful completion of the curriculum the students:
- have a systematic overview of the principal concepts and study methods of Estonian native textile;
- know the methods used when working with sources in folk art and have the ability to independently implement this knowledge in collecting material and interpreting it creatively;
- know the visual and technological language of the Estonian native textile;
- have the ability to creatively and professionally use their knowledge of folk art in designing and executing contemporary textile in models and real material;
- are able to map, preserve and promote Estonian native handicraft heritage;
- are able to pass on and apply acquired skills within their selected speciality in study circles, museums and enterprises;
- know the professional ethics of craftsmen;
- are up to date with developments within the field of contemporary crafts and their influences.