Field of Study: Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts
Programs in fiber, textile, and the weaving arts teach people how to create works of art from fabrics and fibers.
In this program, students learn how to:
- Operate looms
- Weave fibers into fabrics
- Dye, knit, and quilt fabrics
- Pattern design
- Design with computer graphics software programs
Students also study, including art history, drawing, and design.
A few independent art and design schools and community colleges offer associate degree programs in fiber, textile, and weaving arts. An associate degree program at a community college usually takes two years to complete.
Several colleges and universities offer a Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) degree program. A BFA usually takes about four to five years of full-time study.
Several universities offer graduate degrees in fiber, textile, and weaving arts. A Master of Fine Arts (MFA) degree typically requires two to three years of study beyond a bachelor's degree. Doctoral (PhD) degree programs usually require two or more years of study beyond the master's degree.