Textile Design

The Textile Design degree program gives you the skills necessary to fully realize your creative visions. From fabric burnout to photographic screen printing to computer-assisted print designs and knitwear, you’ll develop your drawing and color skills in coursework that combines excellence in design, artistic vision, and innovative technology.



What We Teach

Applied Textiles
Increase your technical skills and broaden your knowledge of printing and fabric manipulation by exploring the qualities and performance of different types of fabrics. You’ll also learn to produce collections of textile designs.
Knitwear Design
Develop your knitting skills using single-bed knitting machines while learning about knitwear’s place in the fashion industry. Design a knitwear project and learn material selection, color, stitch and garment designs, along with the foundations and processes of creating knitwear collections.
Contemporary Crochet
Learn how to create contemporary crochet fabrics and experiment with crochet stitch designs. Complete a sketchbook with sample swatches and a design project for which you select materials, colors, crochet stich patterns, and finishing techniques.
Learn the art of prints using the direct photo emulsion stencil method of printing with water-based inks. You’ll develop specialized knowledge for using a variety of papers and inks to create works of fine art and contemporary communications.

Textile Design Degrees

In the Textile Design degree program you will learn to have a keen eye, to lead trends, and to realize your creative concepts. We focus on printed surface design—using a variety of techniques—for almost unlimited combinations of materials and uses. Get hands-on experience learning industry-standard textile lab equipment like repeat yardage print tables (various lengths), heat transfer presses, light tables, steamers, backlit wash off troughs, a vacuum table and 700 plus silkscreens, just to name a few.

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Liberal Arts

The Liberal Arts Program provides students with a holistic education covering the arts, humanities, and sciences. Courses highlight connections between the subject of study and the major fields of art and design, providing context to the larger world of art and design.

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The Foundations curriculum heightens perception and understanding of visual structure through the study of drawing, modeling of form, value structure, perspective principles, color, and design theory.

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