Winter School in Fashion Design

Submerge yourself in Nordic Fashion Design, its history and values

Nordic Fashion Design 

Winter School

This course is cancelled

VIA Design, the largest design and business academy in  Scandinavia within furniture, fashion and lifestyle sectors invites you to discover the fascinating world of Nordic Fashion Design. 

About the programme

  • Facts and information

    Subject: Winter School in Fashion Design

    Duration: 2 weeks

    Dates: 28 January to 8 February 2019

    Language: English B2 level. The course is taught in English

    Credits: Equivalent to 5 ECTS. Upon completion, you will receive a course certificate documenting your acquired skills.

    Academic level: Bachelor level

    Prerequisites: Competencies in film, fashion, art or communication at a BA level. Only international students can apply. Applicants must be 18 years old or more to apply.

    Course fee: €1000. The fee includes tuition, field trips, all materials used and admission fees for day or study trips or study excursions that may take place. Accommodation, meals (food and drink), insurance, visa and travelling expenses to and from Denmark are not included in the above fee.

    Application deadline: 1 December 2018 (later admission is subject to availability). This course is dependent upon a minimum number of participants. Otherwise, VIA University College reserves the right to cancel the course. 

    Location: VIA Design, Birk Centerpark 5, 7400 Herning, Central Region of Denmark. Please note that the starting point for the Winter School is in Copenhagen. See further information in the programme.

  • Content

    Learn about Nordic Fashion Design and develop your design skills through excursions, studies, lectures and hands-on projects

    Through inspiration and excursions, VIA Design will introduce you to the main aspects of Scandinavian Fashion Design. Case studies, lectures and hands on projects will guide you through the process and it will help you understand how Danish fashion design has developed through the years, honouring the minimalistic tradition and craftmanship. It will inspire you to develop your design skills in another context, and introduce you to a new network.

    We will of course take part in Copenhagen Fashion Week and you will visit major fashion brands in Denmark. 

    You will also visit the Design Museum Denmark in Copenhagen, The Danish Textile Museum and HEART Museum in Herning. Their exhibitions, archives, libraries and collections constitute a major part of Denmark’s shared design and art memory and they are an important source of inspiration for future designers.

    Teaching style
    The programme will be a combination of group work, individual exercises, lectures and workshops where you will learn how to develop a fashion concept and how to sketch. You will also acquire knowledge of idea generation methods, develop a line-up and prepare a final presentation in the form of a portfolio

    Student participation
    The winter school has a high level of student involvement and includes group work, individual exercises, lectures and workshops.

    Professionals from the fashion industry will be part of the team of lecturers teaching the course.

    The programme for the course can be found here.

    You can also find the details of the course in our brochure.

  • Practical Information

    This winter school takes place in our innovative Design Campus in Herning

    When we have accepted your application for VIA Winter School, we will make all necessary arrangements concerning accommodation. You will stay at the Hotel DGI Huset, a 3-star hotel located in the heart of Herning and the largest in the region. The hotel is known for its unique decor and abundance of in- and outdoor facilities, including fitness, spa and a spectacular swim centre. The cost will be approx. 1000 EUR for the entire hotel stay in Herning, and the price includes breakfast. 

    Campus Herning
    Campus Herning is located in the city of Herning and from here you can easily travel to Denmark’s major cities within a few hours. You go by shuttle bus to the nearby airport Billund Airport in 45
    minutes, and from here you can travel to all of Europe. 

    Living in Herning
    Denmark is one of the world’s safest countries, and our crime rates are low. That being said, you should take the same amount of caution as you would in any larger European city.

    Exploring Europe
    It only takes a few hours to fly to all the major cities in Europe, making Denmark a European gateway. For example, you can drive to Hamburg and take in the modern metropol, or fly to Paris to eat croissants and visit the Eiffel Tower, ticking off Europe’s bucket list of destinations.

  • Contact

    You are always welcome to contact us, if you have any questions

    VIA University College

    Anna Kronborg Bell

    Project Manager

    VIA Summer School


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