Fibers & Textile Studies (BFA)
UArts is no longer accepting applications for this program.
The Fibers and Textile Studies concentration in the Craft and Material Studies program will allow you to explore materials such as loom-woven and mixed-media fabrics and gain a thorough understanding of the inherent physical qualities and potential image-making possibilities of fabric. You'll learn in many ways, in and out of the classroom, through demonstrations, slide presentations, field trips, informal discussion and group critiques.
More than lecturers, professors in the Craft and Material Studies program are skilled artists and innovative thinkers. Meet the faculty in the Craft and Material Studies program by reading their profiles and artist statements.
At the heart of the curriculum of the Craft and Material Studies major with a concentration in Fibers and Textile Studies is the notion of thinking through making. Fibers and Textile Studies students are passionate about working with their hands and about discussing the ideas and concepts underlying their art. Fibers and Textile Studies students learn to express themselves through material and process. A student who pursues Craft and Material Studies will work closely with an advisor to determine the curricular path that best matches their artistic goals.
Students who complete the Craft and Material Studies major with a concentration in Fibers and Textile Studies will:
Demonstrate independent, creative problem solving and original thinking. They exhibit a distinct and personal approach to art making.
Demonstrate knowledge of contemporary issues and historical precedents. They have an appreciation for experimentation/innovation as well as for the traditions of making as applied to contemporary craft practice.
Acquire and demonstrate the professional skills needed to be successful as artists, entrepreneurs, designers for industry and productive citizens.
Be able to talk and write about art (including their own work) critically, intelligently and with considerable insight.
Acquire the level of technical skill required for them to reach their career goals. They establish a work practice appropriate to their ideas and demonstrate a deep familiarity with materials and processes.
Fibers and Textile Studies can also be studied as an emphasis in the Fine Arts Program.
Drawing: Objects & Space
Drawing: Natural Forms & The Human Figure
Found & Fabricated
Computers for Object Makers
Fibers Mixed Media Exploration
Color and the Loom Exploration
Constructed Surface Exploration
Fibers and Textile Studies Junior Studio I
Fibers and Textile Studies Junior Studio II
Fibers and Textile Studies Junior Projects
Fibers and Textile Studies Senior Thesis I
Fibers and Textile Studies Senior Thesis II
Fibers and Textile Studies Senior Studio
Craft Senior Projects
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