Textile and Surfaces Design



Start date

January 2024




On campus


11 Months


60 IED (480+20 Horas)

Course Coordination

Laura Martínez del Pozo



Combine your passion for design and technology, define a versatile professional profile, create a new aesthetic language for the textile industry.

From tradition to the avant-garde: in the Master’s Degree in Fabric and Surface Pattern Design you will approach Pattern Design from a multifaceted methodology. You will take subjects that place special emphasis on the development of creativity and mastery of technique. You will also delve into the different traditional processes (screen printing, digital printing, rotary printing, ceramic decals, etc.) and gain knowledge on their possible commercial applications: fabrics, wallpaper, ceramics, home design, stationery and jewellery, among other disciplines.

The main objective of this master's degree is to train professionals capable of adapting to the needs of the market: you will acquire the knowledge and skills necessary to generate ideas and develop designs applicable to different products and surfaces.

Information to decide

A master's degree that combines tradition and technology to adapt to a variety of fields in fabric design.

By completing a master's program at IED Madrid you will access interdisciplinary learning experience that will complement your knowledge and enhance your skills, preparing you to develop a unique profile in high demand in the professional market.

Additionally, you will be able to choose between two of the five optional strands that make up the IED student's DNA. In these optional strands, we look at the tools that make a difference to completing your professional profile and make you a competitive person in any branch of textile and surface design.

Finally, we have the CoLAB collaborative project in which students from different programs will come together to develop a unique project. With the guidance of leading professionals in the sector, the working groups will look at new disciplines and techniques.

This master's degree is for people with a degree or diploma in the fine arts, design or similar disciplines. Engineers, people who have learned the ropes in the field under their own initiative, or professionals who want to offer their clients fabric design and print development services will find the program both interesting and useful. There are many different disciplines in which pattern design is in high demand: fashion, decorating, designed surfaces, product development, architecture, and more.


You’ll be in class with a heterogeneous student body, people from a variety of different backgrounds, which makes the campus a fertile breeding ground of ideas: students may have a background in fashion, graphic design, art, and other disciplines not necessarily related to design.


This master's degree is for those who love the visual arts and fabric design, who want to turn their passion for design into a career.

It’s a degree in Pattern Design for both fabrics and other surfaces, with complete training in applied techniques. The objective is to create versatile profiles that can be developed professionally in different sectors.

In each term you will work on a project that gives you practical experience in the subjects you are studying. These projects are carried out individually or in groups and will allow you to put what you have learned into practice and work with real clients.

All this at the IED headquarters in Madrid, a city that has become one of the European capitals for the development of the design industry and a focus for multidisciplinary creation that will offer you continuous stimuli to create.


This master's degree opens the doors to your professional career, and you can choose the best pathway to take thanks to the wide range of options offered by IED. During the course you’ll be adopting a range of state-of-the-art tools and processes used in the world of fabric and surface pattern design.

Fabric Pattern Design

Documentation on fabrics and eco fabrics

Fact sheet

Pattern design

Textile technology and innovation


Surface Pattern Design

Ceramic decals

Patterns for the home

Rotary screen printing and ceramics

Ceramic techniques and finishes

Applied Techniques



Digital illustration & animation


Weaving and spinning

Laser cutting

3D design

3D patterns

Corporate Product Design

Business Vision


Knitwear and fabric project

Home and ceramics project

Final Project Master's Thesis

Optional subjects

Human Centric Design (Humanities)

Design anthropology

Gender and decolonial studies

Research methods

A better future (Sustainability)

Eco-design strategy wheel

Environmental impact

Energy efficiency and logistics

Technology and Innovation (Maker Culture)

Interactive products



Forward-Thinking (Strategies)

Disruptive thinking

Problem solving techniques

Behavioural methods

Career accelerator (Enterprise)

An entrepreneurial mindset




Laura Martínez del Pozo

Course Coordinator

Inés Rodríguez Rodríguez


Raquel Buj García


José Antonio Roda Martínez


Libertad Suárez Álvarez


Ana Fernández Ferichola


Natalia Figueroa Avilán


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