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Field of Study: Fiber, Textile, and Weaving Arts

Introduction

Programs in fiber, textile, and the weaving arts teach people how to create works of art from fabrics and fibers.

 

Overview

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.

Schools
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.