Building on solid technical skills and a proficient design process, MFA candidates in Textiles engage in individual research to develop a personal vision and an understanding of design as an expression of a continually evolving culture. The program focuses on the woven, knit and print design of fabrics used for apparel and interior design applications. Geared towards those who have a background in textiles, along with experience in visual studies from an undergraduate program or professional practice, it helps students to broaden and sharpen their skills, hone their artistic identity and become well versed in the technical and creative potential of their chosen medium and its context. The program also emphasizes studies in drawing and color - along with participation in graduate seminars - as a means of building analytical and critical thinking skills.
"It's important that all MFA candidates in Textiles have a basic understanding of the medium, a strong visual vocabulary and exceptional motivation to undertake a rigorous program. Beyond that, however, students learn what they don't already know about hand-based techniques, digital design and operating advanced equipment while developing a critical language and context for their work." - Brooks Hagan, Graduate Program Director
Graduate Program Director: Brooks Hagan