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The BFA fibers program cultivates an environment that stimulates creative and intellectual growth. Coursework ranges from the spinning and processing of raw fiber to digital textile printing. With concentrations in techniques such as weaving, dyeing, textile printing and fiber sculpture, students are encouraged to discover their individual artistic voice. Throughout the program, students are challenged to utilize and interpret textile traditions while considering innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary practices.
Students must submit a BFA declaration form after successful completion of the art foundational coursework to be admitted to the major.
Art (Fibers) (BFA)
Design & the Arts, Herberger Institute for
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Graduates are prepared to establish their own studios and begin making art or design fabrics for use as interior fabrics or as one-of-a-kind garments. Students are also prepared to begin a graduate program. Some undergraduates have gone to New York City to work in the field of designing textiles. Others prefer to focus on their own art for exhibition. Graduates also set up their own studios and design fabrics that are wearable or for interior use, while others make their living by doing commissioned work for interior spaces.
Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:
|Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary||10.8%||$64,300|
|Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers||-26%||$41,310|
|Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators||3.1%||$43,890|
|Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education||5.8%||$56,310|
|Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes||2.5%||$64,200|
* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).