Fashion design within the department is based on a rather long tradition of instruction in textiles in Iceland, but the focus has changed over the years. Now the emphasis is on the design of clothing and accessories. Students design fashion lines and simultaneously develop their practical skills of working with cloth and clothing production in order to gain insight into various design implementations and become capable of making demands on the textile industry. Students receive instruction in all the major technical methods and presentation forms in the field.

Students can only apply for a single semester’s exchange to this programme.

The application should consist of:
  • Electronic application
  • Photocopy of passport
  • Portfolio: print-outs or digital portfolio (pdf or link to a website). CDs are not accepted.
  • Short letter of motivation
  • C.V.

Applicants upload the required documents to the electronic application.

Language of Instruction

The language of Instruction at the IUA is Icelandic. Incoming students must be prepared to meet this challenge. Most of the teachers, students and staff have a good level of English. The IUA receives a number of guest teachers from abroad every semester who teach in English. Exams and final projects can be delivered in English. Exchange students are therefore expected to have a good command of English.

Deadlines for incoming applications

16  April for the autumn semester.

15 October for the spring semester.

The application can be accessed two months prior to the deadline.