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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.