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MFA — Fibers

About MFA Fibers

The MFA program in fibers fosters individual research leading to the development of a mature body of artwork and professional involvement in the field of contemporary art. As a terminal-degree program for studio arts, the MFA curriculum 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 course work, and non-art electives. Graduate students share semiprivate studio space near the undergraduate fiber studio, department woodshop, and computer lab. The University Center for the Arts offers programs at the University Art Museum, which includes a collection of African art, and the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising, with its collection of costumes, textiles, and interior and global artifacts. Visiting artists are invited to discuss their work and to critique student work. The department has been the site for national and regional fiber conferences, and students frequently participate in community-outreach programs.

The first MFA in fibers at CSU was conferred in 1987. CSU alumni exhibit their work nationally and internationally; teach at public schools, universities, and workshop programs throughout the US; jury and curate exhibitions; work as textile designers; and edit and write for national fiber publications.



THE PROGRAM SELECTS A LIMITED NUMBER OF APPLICANTS. PLEASE CONTACT THE ART DEPARTMENT FOR INFORMATION ON WHEN THE FIBERS AREA IS ACCEPTING MFA APPLICATIONS.

Curriculum

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Contact

Professor Tom Lundberg, Fibers Area Coordinator
thomas.lundberg@colostate.edu
Portfolio at tomlundberg.com

Graduate-program telephone: (970) 491-6775 FAX: (970) 491-0505
Graduate-program secretary: kathleen.chynoweth@colostate.edu