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Textile Design/Fiber Arts BFA

The study of textile design and fiber arts balances woven and printed textile design for industry with concept-oriented art object production in fiber and fabric.

When you pursue your BFA in Artisanry - Textile Design/Fiber Arts, you'll explore the creative issues and processes unique to textiles and develop your personal ideas and aesthetics. You'll focus on the function of cloth in traditional and non-traditional applications.

The BFA is a professional degree with concentrated areas of specialization, so you will take more art courses than you would in a BA program. At UMass Dartmouth, you also have the advantages of a university education where you can diversify your studies and expand your career opportunities.

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As a textile design/fiber arts major, you'll immerse yourself in the study of the structure, color, and patterning of cloth through imagery development, dyeing, repeat pattern design, textile construction, and surface embellishment.

You'll study textile history and current issues such as sustainability in textiles. You'll develop a design portfolio for the textile industry, and create a body of work for exhibition.

More than 85% of our undergraduate alumni have careers in the textile field:

  • as designers in industries such as interiors, fashion, carpeting, and home furnishings
  • as studio artists
  • in museums, textile conservation, and education

Your BFA degree also provides excellent preparation for MFA programs and other graduate study.

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Charlotte Hamlin

Full Time Lecturer
Art & Design
CVPA Star Store Campus 259

508-999-8911
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Accreditation: National Association of Schools of Art and Design


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