Teacher Training for Design: Technology.Textile

Gestaltung: Technik.Textil | © Patrick Schaudy

The teacher training program in Design: Technology.Textiles (GTT) at the Salzburg location offers space for independent creative design in the areas of design, body, space, fashion and technology and their subsequent teaching in schools. Starting from the conception and the artistic-creative implementation, new knowledge is acquired through experimenting with materials and their analysis. Topics of material sustainability are also reflected upon.



The Learning Body

What capacities does the human body have to store knowledge? What does it remember? What role does repetition play? What cognitive processes are first stimulated by our own movement in space - and the movement of other bodies or objects of different shapes and weights? Our bodies absorb, distribute, and are inevitably part of our "expression," whether through physical expression, artistic dance, athletic exercise, or work.


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The teacher training program for secondary education (general education) consists of a bachelor's and a master's program and trains students to become teachers in the chosen subjects.

The planned duration of the bachelor's program for secondary education (general education) is 8 semesters. Basically, two teaching subjects are to be chosen, which are supplemented by general educational science basics, free elective subjects and integrated pedagogical-practical studies. The  teaching subject Design: Technology.Textiles  can be combined with  any teaching subject  chosen.

The bachelor's degree program in Design: Technology.Textiles serves to provide basic training in the subject sciences and subject didactics, pedagogical science, educational science and school practice as a preliminary professional training for the teaching profession at middle and high schools.

In addition, this course of study enables students to work in non-school occupational fields such as design, art and cultural mediation, youth work, adult education or media work;

General study information

The teacher training programme at secondary level (general education) is carried out in cooperation with the following partner institutions (Entwicklungsverbund Cluster Mitte):

Salzburg location

  • Paris Lodron University Salzburg (PLUS)
  • Salzburg University of Teacher Education (PHS)
  • Edith Stein University of Teacher Education (KPH)
  • University Mozarteum Salzburg (MOZ)

Location Linz

  • Johannes Kepler University Linz (JKU)
  • University College of Teacher Education Upper Austria (PH OÖ)
  • Private University College of Education of the Diocese of Linz (PHDL)
  • Linz University of Art and Industrial Design (UFG)
  • Anton Bruckner Private University (ABPU)
  • Catholic Private University Linz (KU Linz)

The aim of the bachelor's program is to prepare students for the profession of teacher at middle and secondary schools. A teaching qualification can only be obtained by consecutive enrollment in the corresponding master's program.

Graduates are able to deal with the subject of people and material in a reflective way, to accompany children and adolescents, but also to initiate subject-specific individual support and to guide it in a constructive direction.

From an artistic-creative perspective, the study pursues the question of material culture and the perception of living worlds. The focus is on creative-artistic and manufacturing processes as well as objects/artifacts that influence and contribute to the subject/society and the lifeworld environment. In this context, one's own creative, informed activity and active participation in shaping the environment become central. This focus provides an emphasis for the creative-practical and scientific examination of materials, techniques and products, as well as for the development of artistic/creative methods and the reflection of (material) phenomena in culture and society.

The study programme offers a framework for one's own creative design in the areas of design, body, space, fashion and technology. Starting from the independent conception and the creative-artistic implementation, new knowledge is acquired through experimenting with materials and their analysis. The students also reflect on their own or socially prevailing consumer behaviour, taking into account sustainable production and the use of recyclable materials.
Innovative strategies for creative-artistic and technical implementation are explored and put into practice, function and technology are integrated as decisive components, and the interlocking of crafts, science and technological innovations with regard to the digitalisation or economisation of work processes is addressed. The resulting synergies between production techniques, practices and subject-specific reflection form the basis for the pedagogical-didactic part of the study programme.

The first four semesters of the bachelor's teaching program teach basics in the context of design, craft and material culture. Basic courses are offered in the various workshops and studios as well as methods of visualization and artistic-design practice. First products are realized, documented and put into a didactic and theoretical context. In addition, the basic study program opens up subject-specific and subject-didactic theories and enables initial teaching experiences in school practice (secondary level). Building on the competencies acquired in the first four semesters, the focus from the 5th semester onwards is on the ability to implement artistic-creative projects and drafts in the subject areas of design, body, space and technology, from the idea through planning to production, documentation and presentation.

They focus on the conception and realization of individual artistic-creative ideas with the goal of developing one's own creative signature and strengthening it through reflection. Sociocultural, economic and ecological aspects of the body, space and the environment as well as technical developments are critically reflected upon. Perspectives from current research in inclusive education, diversity, interculturality, and interdisciplinarity are embedded in the projects and provide a basis for developing and planning lessons.

Link to semester plan

In order to be admitted to the Bachelor's programme, various certificates and examinations are required:

  • General university entrance qualification (e.g. Matura, Abitur)
  • Command of the German language (at least level B2 - Common European Framework of Reference CEFR 2001)
  • Positive participation in the general admission procedure for the teacher training programme in the Central Cluster
  • Positive passing of an entrance examination to determine the artistic-pedagogical maturity.

The subject Design: Technology.Textiles must be combined with a second subject. The combination with the teaching subject Fine Arts Education at the Mozarteum University is possible and requires proof of artistic achievements in a separate admission examination.

 The General Admission Procedure for all teacher training programmes consists of several steps:

  • Registration and pre-registration (usually early March to mid-August).
  • Participation in the online self-assessment (= Module A)
  • Payment of the fee
  • Registration for the Electronic Admission Test (several dates to choose from)
  • Participation in the Electronic Admission Test (= Module B)

Please check the cluster website for exact dates and procedures.

Registration for the artistic entrance examination is done via the registration portal for applicants.

Link to the registration deadlines
Link to the examination dates

Registration may only be made for one development association, Central (Salzburg) or Western (Innsbruck). Double registration at both locations is not permitted and will be cancelled.

Necessary documents for online registration

  • Curriculum vitae in tabular form with photo and current contact details
  • Letter of motivation (approx. one DIN A4 page)
  • School leaving certificate or (if not yet available) last school report - the original and a copy of the school leaving certificate must be submitted at the latest at the time of enrolment.
  • (final) certificates as well as examinations and transcripts of records of all previous artistic and/or pedagogical studies
  • Proof of German language proficiency

Form of the documents

  • The documents can be uploaded as PDF files in the application form.
  • If the documents mentioned are not available in German or English, an official translation must be submitted.

The Artistic Admission Examination

The admission examination in the subject Design: Technology.Textiles takes place all day in the rooms of the KunstWerk in Alpenstraße 75 and consists of the following parts:

  • Presentation of the application portfolio
  • On-site task
  • Interview with the examination board on personal motivation

Applicants will receive the time for on-site registration in their invitation email. The Study and Examination Management will inform you about the result of the entrance examination by e-mail within two weeks after the entrance examination. If applicants are unable to take part in the artistic entrance examination, they must deregister in good time.

What do I need to bring with me to the entrance examination?

You will need your ID photo , the original or printed application portfolio and the following materials:

  • DIN A3 paper
  • pens that you like to draw with
  • black fineliners
  • pencils
  • Colours you like to draw/paint with
  • cardboard, wire, tape
  • various materials that you have at home and would like to bring with you
  • brushes, scissors, glue, cutter
  • cutting mat, or as an alternative a solid cardboard

Create 20-30 pieces of work with which you want to apply for the subject Design: Technology.Textiles. This can be sketches, drawings, designs, manufactured objects, graphics and/or photos.

Please note:

  • Label your portfolio on the outside with first name(s) SURNAME.
  • Larger works/sculptures/etc. may be photographed and placed in your folder. Sketchpads are also allowed.
  • Put your name (in pencil) on the back of individual sheets.
  • Bring the original of your application portfolio with you to the admission examination.
  • You can take your application portfolio back with you after the entrance examination.

We also offer (non-mandatory) portfolio consultations. These can be held in person or via ZOOM. Contact address for appointments: KunstWerk@moz.ac.at

If you make an online appointment: If necessary, digitise your work in advance using a scan, photo or computer and create a coherent PDF document. On the day of the portfolio consultation, there will be a video conference in which you share your portfolio as a document online. You will receive the corresponding link after registering for the portfolio consultation.

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Jour Fixe 

  • 12.3.
    06:30 pm
    Jour Fixe: Dälmatenn Porzellanstudio as a guest in the Werkatelier
    From the city to the country - a double love story. Silvi and Lukas talk about their life so far and how they moved from the city to the countryside as ceramists and artists and fulfilled their dream of opening a porcelain studio.
    · Free
  • 16.1.
    06:30 pm
    Jour Fixe: Levi & David Pritz as guests in the Textilstudio
    Levi and David Pritz deal intensively with gender-specific role models and their manifestations, transformations and new constructions in fashion and art. Their joint artistic focus is on textile art, fashion and costume design/make-up art and modern sculpture.
    · Free
  • 14.11.
    06:30 pm
    Jour Fixe: Alexa Blum as a guest in the textile print shop
    The designer Alexa Blum deals intensively with the subject of color and its effect. After studying fashion and textile design, she worked in the carpet industry for several years. With a degree in Corporate Design Management, she founded a design office in Langenthal in 2005.
    · Free
  • 17.10.
    06:30 pm
    Jour Fixe: Barbara Ambrosz & Karin Santoso as guests in the Werkatelier
    The Lucy.D studio was founded by the designers Barbara Ambrosz and Karin Santorso in Vienna in 2003, and another studio was added in Steyr in 2016. The two designers' work is about an open and clear approach to things.
    · Free
  • 20.6.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Karin Harather as guest in the Werkatelier
    Karin Harather is an artist, cultural researcher, mother of four children and assistant professor at the Institute of Art and Design at the Faculty of Architecture and Spatial Planning at the Vienna University of Technology and heads the BiB-Lab / Innovation Lab for Educational Spaces in Motion.
    · Free
  • 25.4.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Rainer Prohaska live in the Werkatelier
    The visual artist Rainer Prohaska studied Experimental Media Art at the University of Applied Arts Vienna and is particularly interested in phenomena and objects of everyday life, which he puts into the art context in a humorous way and in an adapted form.
    · Free
  • 29.11.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Nikolaus Brade as guest in the Werkatelier
    OPERA, POP and TRALLALA: A Mozart opera premieres in Hamburg and then travels on to Tokyo and Oslo. A chaotic boy band tours Germany and is acclaimed in a different place every night.
    · Free
  • 15.11.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Adrian Luncke as guest in the Werkatelier
    Adrian Luncke is head of the department "Diversity & Togetherness" of the OEW Organisation for a world in solidarity. He conceives and realises extracurricular/school awareness-raising projects and compiles teaching material for the educational server OEW Plus.
    · Free
  • 21.6.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Katrin Radanitsch as guest in the Werkatelier
    dottings, the office for industrial design, is active in the fields of product, light, furniture and public space. dottings is all about creating designs with intelligent, honest solutions for its clients.
    · Free
  • 3.5.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Anne Schneider as guest in the Werkatelier
    Anne Schneider studied fine arts and art education in Leipzig, Halle and Bergen (Norway). She curated and realised exhibition and mediation projects in the fields of contemporary art and design. As a Bauhaus agent, she worked at the Bauhaus Dessau Foundation from 2016 to 2020.
    · Free
  • 9.11.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Beate Seckauer as guest in the Werkatelier
    "The nature surrounding me in its unbridled wilderness and beauty here on the beautiful river Steyr offers me an inexhaustible source of inspiration for my designs every day ..."
    · Free
  • 18.5.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Dominik Gumpenberger & Magdalena Ramsauer as guest in the Werkatelier
    Dominik Gumpenberger, teacher at the WRG Salzburg, provides insights into the teaching world of technical handicrafts. Magdalena Ramsauer, a young teacher at BRG Salzburg, reports on her first experiences at various schools.
    · Free
  • 9.3.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe:Roland Gruber as guest in the Werkatelier
    Roland Gruber will talk about innovative projects of nonconform and their unconventional way of working, as well as present the new exciting initiative Rurasmus for students. RURASMUS is an initiative for a European "Aufs-Land-Semester".
    · Free
  • 15.12.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Stefano Mori & Michael Dorfer as guest in the Werkatelier
    In his lecture, Stefano shows a series of projects ranging from international cooperation and humanitarian architecture to design and craft. Freely following the motto "First something solid, then you can do what you want!" is Michael Dorfer's curriculum vitae.
    · Free
  • 20.10.
    06:00 pm
    Jour Fixe: Theo Deutinger as guest in the Werkatelier
    Theo Deutinger is an architect, author and designer of socio-cultural studies. He is the founder of TD, a practice that combines architecture with research, visualisation and conceptual thinking at all levels.
    · Free
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