To study fashion design in Trier means to combine creative artistic design with craftsmanship and digital basics as well as to work on a scientific basis. Therefore, in addition to the creative and theoretical teaching, great importance is always attached to teaching the implementation from the cut to the finished part. The focus of the collection design is on women's fashion, menswear, children's fashion, knitwear, sustainability and fashion technology. Every student should be able to develop individually in the course of his or her studies; accordingly, a high degree of individual attention to every individual is offered. The course of studies is practice and project-oriented: Students can regularly realize their own projects and present their creative work in fashion shows, exhibitions or installations. The international contacts to the fashion and clothing industry, the close international cooperation with other universities, fashion institutes as well as with regional and national cultural institutions form an important basis for the education of the students.

Fashion design is one of six disciplines of the Faculty of Design at the University of Applied Sciences Trier: The subjects architecture, interior design, communication design, intermedia design and gemstone jewellery are closely interwoven in the curricula, so that interdisciplinary work is encouraged.

At present, a 7-semester Bachelor's and a 3-semester Master's course in fashion design are offered in Trier, as well as the opportunity to do a doctorate.

The fashion design course in Trier is the only one in Germany where students can take a master tailor examination at the Chamber of Crafts Trier (HWK Trier) from the 5th semester onwards.

"Bad Romances" by Adriane Lila Fecke / Photography by Edouard Olszewski

Discover the project gallery of the fashion department!

Numerous projects are created each semester. In the project gallery, the field of fashion design is shown in all its diversity. >



Discover life on the Campus of Design!

Embedded in the Campus Design of the University of Applied Sciences Trier, the Fashion Design Department is surrounded by creative courses of study such as Intermediate Design, Architecture, Interior Design, Communication Design and Gem and Jewellery Design. Participation in interdisciplinary projects, as well as courses in other courses of study of the department is possible. >



Discover your opportunities at our international partner universities!

The Fashion Design course in Trier offers its students the opportunity to study for a semester at one of the numerous international partner universities. >


Your new learning environment!

  • Team

Our professors and lecturers are themselves active in their professional and research fields. In this way, you not only learn about the content, but also gain an insight into the possibilities of professional practice.


  • Working & Learning Atmosphere

Individual support, promotion of your own talent, learning in small groups & a familiar atmosphere are the recipe for success of the fashion design department in Trier. You decide yourself how intensively you want to be looked after. Free development of your creativity combined with a high proportion of practical work will prepare you for your professional future in many ways.#


  • Equipment & Location

The Department of Fashion Design offers students an above-average working environment in the premises of the modernised Irminenfreihof Monastery in the heart of Trier, the oldest city in Germany and right in the centre of Europe. Here you study embedded between the creative courses of the Campus Design.


  • Costs

No tuition fees are charged for the first Bachelor's and Master's degree at the Hochschule Trier.


  • Job perspectives

The fashion design department in Trier offers a comprehensive education that enables entry into many professional fields in fashion. Many graduates of Trier University of Applied Sciences work in a wide variety of professional fields. From a career as chief designer at Saint Laurent to working as a freelance designer, Trier graduates can be found everywhere in the fashion industry.

Application Deadlines


For the summer semester: November 15th

For the winter semester: June 15th

After passing the check of the portfolio you will receive an invitation to the qualifying examination.

You can find more information you can find here



For the summer semester: December 1st

For the winter semester: June 1st

After passing the check of the portfolio you will receive an invitation to an interview.

You can find more information here!



Apllications accepted all year long.

You can find more information here!


Apply here!



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Photography by Edouard Olszewski


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