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400 credits, Higher Vocational Education-programme

An artistic handcraft that stands out

Tillskärarakademin in Gothenburg offers the only Higher Vocational-programme for milliners in Sweden. It is a genuine and creative handcraft, with a tradition that goes far back. A milliner makes hats of all kinds and creates accessories such as bags and gloves.

The programme

The beginning of the programme is focused on different production techniques and on material theory. As a student you will learn to make coiffures and hats in various materials such as straw, felt and fabric. Over time, you will build up your handcrafting skills and your professional efficiency.


You will design and create everything from stylish everyday hats to portable sculptures. You will develop your artistic skills and will get to experiment with materials, forms and techniques.


The programme includes a 4 weeks long internship (LIA) which is an important part of your studies.


Upon completion of the programme, you will be eligible to take an apprenticeship exam as a milliner.


Upon completion of my studies

Once graduated, you can work as a professional milliner, making hats for clients. Accessories are an important part of the programme and apart from headwear you will also be designing, for example, bags, hats and gloves for the fashion – and clothing industry.

Why should I train to become a milliner?

To work as a milliner is an exciting and creative profession that is a lot about creating your own career. You will be able to choose to work directly with clients or at a company.


During the programme, you will learn how to manage your own company and how to build your own career as well as to create a personal brand. Amongst former students from the Milliner-programme, many have decided to start their own companies. Others go abroad, for example to London or Paris, in order to pursue international careers.

Examples of parts from student work:
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Interview with students:
Fernanda Zavala

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Fernanda Zavala

Fernanda student (ENG)


Name of Programme:

Milliner 400 credits


Course structure:

Full-time studies Monday to Friday 


Programme start:

August 2021


Deadline for applications:

15th of April 2021  Open for late application


Entry requirements 

You will need to have basic qualifications. This entails that in order to be admitted, you are required to have: 

  • completed a gymnasium degree at a gymnasium or a municipal adult education, or 

  • completed a Swedish or foreign course corresponding to the requirements in point 1, or  

  • be a resident of Denmark, Finland, Iceland or Norway, where you are eligible for an equivalent course, or 

  • through a Swedish or foreign course, practical experience or due to other circumstances be qualified for the course


Prerequisite requirements 

No prerequisite requirements

Study location:


Study allowance :

As a student of this programme, you are eligible for study allowance, and the course is part of section B1 of CSN. To learn more about what applies to your individual case, we recommend you to contact CSN as soon as possible.


Cost of material

In order to complete the course, you will need some course materials, literature, and other study materials. At the start of the course, you will be offered the opportunity to deposit 4500 Swedish kronor into a clearance account. 


Questions and answers:

Contact us by phone (+46)31-152275 or email


Educational form:

Higher Vocational Education programme

Myndigheten för Yrkeshögskolan


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Degree project 

Colour and form, year 

Colour and form, year

Hat production, year 1

Hat production, year 2

History of hats


Material theory


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