In the undergraduate fibers concentration, students will develop textile skills and pursue interests in the fields of art and design. Coursework supports technical mastery and material studies in weaving, dyeing, fabric printing and painting, felt making, stitching, and mixed media. Students’ individual studio goals are supported by research of historic textiles in CSU museum collections. Field trips and engagement with guest artists, writers, and entrepreneurs help students to explore careers in art, design, publishing, and education.
The graduate fibers program promotes a high level of studio performance and scholastic research about cloth in visual and material culture. In addition to work in fiber media and materials, the curriculum includes studio electives, art-history coursework, graduate seminars, and non-art electives. Study abroad and internship opportunities are available. Graduate students share semiprivate studio space near the undergraduate fibers studio and area library, and near the department’s woodshop, digital-fabrication studio, and computer lab.