International (EN)

Course Description

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Incoming Students on exchange programmes

If you are an Incoming student into Faculty 5 on an exchange programme (such as Erasmus), a list of your local contacts is available here. If you do not study at one of our partner universities (listed below), please contact the International Office first to find out if an institutional agreement is possible to allow you to spend a semester or a year at HTW Berlin.

Full-time study candidates from abroad

If you are considering studying the Fashion Design course on a full-time basis, please refer to our International Applicationssection.

Modules in English

HORIZON is the new international programme at HTW Berlin. It is primarily designed for exchange students from our overseas partner universities. Depending on your field of study at home university, you can choose between different thematic tracks delivered in English. The Design and the Fashion tracks are meant for students at Faculty 5.

As an Incoming Student, you have the opportunity to take the following modules in Fashion Design:

TitleECTS PointsSemester
German as a Foreign Language4 (mandatory)winter and summer
CAD in Fashion (V6) 5winter and summer
Creative Outdoor Drawing (AWE)2winter and summer
Techniques in Illustration and Visualisation (AWE)2winter and summer
Fashion Presentation (B4.19)5winter and summer
Knitting Design (B3.13)5winter and summer

Processing Technology (B1.03)

5winter only
Collection Concept 3 (V3)5winter and summer
Art and Architecture in Berlin (AWE)2winter and summer
Becoming a Global Graduate (AWE)2winter and summer
Product Management (A13)5winter only
Creative Pattern Development (AWE)2winter and summer
Site-Specific Projections and Urban Histories (AWE)2winter and summer
Potential of Bamboo2winter and summer
Introduction to Japanese Culture (AWE) 2winter and summer
Introduction to Research Methods and Scientific Writing (BIB1.1) 6winter and summer
Universal Design Thinking (BI 15)6 winter only

We are working towards further increasing the number of modules delivered in English in Faculty 5 so please check this site for a latest list before you prepare your application. You may also enroll into modules on other degree courses and/or in other Faculties, subject to availability and consent from a Lecturer or a Course Manager, where these modules are relevant to your degree and when your choice is accepted by your home university's outgoing students Coordinator (via a Learning Agreement).

Should you wish to take modules in German as well, our language level requirement is B2 ( as per the ECFR).

Fashion Design Partner Universities

We are always happy to receive partnership requests from other institutions. If you represent an overseas university not on the list below and would like to initiate an agreement with HTW Berlin Faculty 5, please send your proposal by e-mail to the Dean of the Faculty, Prof. Katrin Hinz, at fb5-verwaltung@htw-berlin.de

Partner institutions

Partner InstitutionCountry/CityTeaching language
Amsterdam Fashion InstituteNetherlands/AmsterdamEnglish
ESCUELA SUPERIOR DE DESENO Y MODA FELICIDAD DUCESpain/BarcelonaEnglish, Spanish
Universitá de BolognaItaly/BolognaEnglish, Italian
Metropolia University of Applied SciencesFinnland/HelsinkiEnglish, Finnish
UPM Universidad Politécnica de MadridSpain/MadridEnglish, Spanish
Rochester Colleges University for Creative ArtsUK/Maidstone-KentEnglish
Nuova Accademia Di Belli ArtiItaly/MilanEnglish, Italian
Université de Haute AlsaceFrance/MullhouseEnglish, French
Art Academy of LatviaLatvia/RigaEnglish, Latvian
Riga Technical UniversityLatvia/RigaEnglish, Latvian
E.S.AA.T. Ecole Supérieure des Arts Appliqués et du TextileFrance/RoubaixEnglish, French
Kwantlen Polytechnic UniversityCanada/VancouverEnglish
EASD de ValenciaSpain/ValenciaEnglish, Spanish
Universidad del PacíficoChile/SantiagoEnglish, Spanish