Master in Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology

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Master in Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology

Edition: 2nd

Language: English

Duration: 9 months

Start Date: January 2023

Schedule: Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday and Friday, from 6.30 p.m. to 9.30 p.m.

Credits: 60*

Biada 11; 08012 Barcelona, España

Price: €14,600 (Enrolment fee €3,900 + tuition fee €10,700).
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The Master en Design for Sustainable Fashion Technology sets up an experimental research environment to provide students with the critical and innovative approach needed within the fashion industry that is emerging.

The program encourages self development and reflection supported by innovative teaching design methodologies. New perspectives to smart and advanced materials, digital fabrication, bio-textiles and circular design will be explored by means of practice-based research.

The program recognizes the need for a more ethical approach to fashion, one that carefully considers the human and environmental dimension of the industry, its materiality and its power to create dynamic identities and expressive forms of the human body.



– Develop an innovative and dynamic learning environment that encourages critical, ethical and aesthetic responses.

–  Provide discussion on the current socio-cultural and economic fashion context to anticipate future needs.

– Explore the fashion design practice – from materials to digital fabrication processes – from a learning through doing approach.

– Assist students on the development of their identity and personal ethos within the fashion ecosystem.

– Enhance the communicative and presentation skills of the students.

– Provide students with a strategic business-oriented vision.


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.

Student Profile

Any level of graduates in Fashion Design, Product Design or Architecture interested in exploring new aesthetics, materiality and digital fabrication processes in the field of fashion.

Candidates must present their CV and academic and/or professional portfolio

Job Opportunities

 Career opportunities can be the following depending on entry profile backgrounds:

– Fashion designer

– Fashion innovation consultant

– Fashion researcher

– Entrepreneur



Marina holds a PhD in textiles by the Royal College of Art, an MA in New Media Art Curating and a Degree in Textiles and Fashion Design by the School of Design ESDi, Ramon Llull University.

She is experienced in textile and fashion design, smart textiles and wearable design with a focus on embodied interaction design methodologies.

Marina has taught for more than 10 years at ESDi Design School and has been a visiting lecturer at IED, Universidad Europea de Madrid, Blanquerna (Fashion Communication master) and CSDMM (Universidad Politécnica de Madrid).

Marina has presented her work at international design conferences such as NORDICHI 2018, Smart Fabrics Conference, at design universities such as the Boräs School of Textiles, Eindhoven University of Technology and at design companies such as Heatherwick studio and Designit.


The program collaborates with NOUMENA as a partner that will select two students with the best profiles to carry out the internship.

The two selected students must comply with all legal requirements regarding administrative procedures, travel, belonging to UE, visa, etc. 


The educational planning for all IED Master courses is aligned with the criteria established by the European Higher Education Area (EHEA). The IED Master  program adopts a credit structure that follows the European Credit Transfer System (ECTS). IED Master only awards its own private degrees.

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