The department’s small graduate population ensures that students in the Fibers concentration engage with people and ideas from many other fields. Regardless of a student’s home concentration, they will interact with faculty and peers in all specializations throughout their program of study.
The Fibers program challenges students to commit themselves to meaningful artistic investigations, deepen their understanding of textiles as an expressive medium, and to articulate their goals and endeavors at a professional level. While many students enter the program with undergraduate degrees in art, we also accept applicants with backgrounds in other fields. Accepted applicants demonstrate independent, promising development of personal artwork or engagement in design fields.
Graduate students share semiprivate studio space near the undergraduate Fibers studio & area library. They also have access to facilities & workshops in the Visual Arts building including the computer & digital fabrication labs, studios in other specialization, as well as all of the offerings of a land-grant university.