Master in Fashion Technology and Wearables
From Monday to Friday, from 6.30 p.m. to 10.40 p.m.
The Master in Fashion Technology and Wearables trains professionals to lead design and production processes aimed at fashion technology, applying soft textile surfaces, paying special attention to digital design, creating prototypes, interacting and working with new materials.
The link between fashion and technology means much more than designing clothes and accessories or incorporating electronic devices. It allows the application of new processes and tools to optimise the efficiency of design and manufacturing in the fashion world, thereby generating new materials that open up a path for improving fashion products and enabling the development of products whose usefulness goes beyond that of prêt-à-porter.
– To obtain a broad overview and to learn about the technological and technical processes that help to create new materials for subsequent development in the field of fashion. – To use soft electronics and programming to provide textiles with intelligent behaviour. – To make textiles interact with their surroundings and the people wearing them. – To work and control complex computer-generated geometries upon which virtual simulations can be applied. – To create rapid prototypes by using digital manufacturing techniques. – To prepare future professionals for the new opportunities that are emerging in the field of new materials and related technologies as drivers of innovation in the textile industry. – To train professionals to implement fashion projects with social, environmental and technological concerns.-To integrate intelligent devices into a fashion collection.
The course is a multidisciplinary accelerator of ideas and creativity. During the program, students attend several modules focused on computational design, digital fabrication, advanced interaction, market and dissemination, all organized around the development of one individual research topic. Students develop one research project aligned to a series of challenges and needs proposed by Industrial partners, Research Institutions and wearables experts. Throughout this journey, students are mentored by cutting edge professionals, leveraging their creative and technical skills, forwards new applications and market opportunities.
Any level of graduates in fashion design and product design willing to explore new technological applications in the field of fashion, providing solutions to users and markets.
Barcelona, city of design
Career opportunities can be the following depending on entry profile backgrounds:
– Designer specialised in textile innovation. – Consultant in textile innovation companies. – Process and product development textile designer. – Entrepreneur.
The main interest of IED, throughout these years, has been to become a world reference of quality in the education and popularization of the design and the culture at international level. Each year, some 10,000 people from about 90 different countries study in the IED. More than 200 courses are taught, including bachelor's degrees in design, bachelor's degrees in arts (honors) validated by the University of Westminster, IED diplomas, master's and postgraduate courses, continuing study programs and summer courses.