The Textiles program fosters textile art as an academic, artistic and professional endeavor. The program’s mission is the life-enhancing education of the professional artist and designer in the field of contemporary textiles.
Textiles program student interests are multi-faceted, impelled by the love for fibers and fabric design. These interests range from creative work as an artist producing woven and embellished fabrics and textile products, garments and costumes, to creating three-dimensional installations to be viewed as human environment. Textile program graduates develop skills and qualifications as textile designers, artists, and craftsmen, as well as a portfolio suitable for graduate school to continue with the study in the field.
No portfolio is required for entrance into the School of Art and Design undergraduate program. Upon completing foundation-level work and introductory courses in the concentration area, prospective Textiles concentration majors apply for acceptance into the program with a portfolio, which is reviewed by the full-time faculty in the area.
Once accepted into the program, students in the Textiles program begin
Professor Zhou Xiaoou, from HangZhou Normal University Visits The Welch School of Art and Design