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Textile Design



Textile Design at Academy of Art University focuses on printed surface design, drawing, mark making, color, design and industry standards. From day one, classes are hands-on and focus on designing and printing on fabric. Various screen-printing and heat transfer techniques are taught as well as how to use industry standard software. Students have many opportunities to enter design competitions and to work on collaborative projects.

Taught by textile designers recognized in their field, our program takes a hands-on approach to teach students to:

  • Produce creative and original designs utilizing color and drawing
  • Create unique imagery using photographic screenprinting
  • Print their own designs using the heat transfer
  • Use different processes and chemicals to manipulate fabric and create exclusive designs
  • Develop and produce their own engineered designs and repeat patterns on fabric
  • Realize their designs on fabrics using devoré and discharge printing techniques
  • Work effectively with industry standard software
  • Produce yardage of a particular textile design that can be cut and sewn into a garment

Career Opportunities in Textile Design:
Associate Textile Designer | Forecaster | Graphic Artist | Print Designer | Senior Print Director | Senior Textile or Print Designer | Surface Designer | Textile Artist | Textile CAD Designer | Textile Design Assistant | Textile Designer | VP of Textile Design

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