Fiber and textile arts
The pervasiveness and intimacy of textiles provides a rich backdrop for students pursuing art and an opportunity for a synthesis of interdisciplinary studies across Syracuse University.
The bachelor of fine arts (B.F.A.) degree program operates in a studio environment. You explore the creative, technical, conceptual and multi-dimensional aspects of fibers and textiles. In addition to traditional, nontraditional, and conceptual textile and fiber practices, you are encouraged to explore the intersections and connections with ideas, materials, techniques, and technologies of other media. This cross-disciplinary activity encourages a wide range of exploration and inclusion of atypical concepts and design activities.
Fiber and textile arts offers study in processes, including dyeing, weaving, digital printing, screen printing, felting, paper making, knitting, computerized knitting and multi-harness weaving, embellishment, sculpture and installation, wearable technology, and wearable artworks. The workshop format of the courses, which includes lectures, demonstrations, and discussions, facilitates close contact and frequent exchange between instructors and students. The program is comprised of faculty with a broad range of expertise within the fine arts and design fields.
*Please note that the college is no longer accepting applications to the fiber and textile arts program. However, the School of Art and Design continues to offer courses in fiber arts, textiles, and surface pattern design as support to majors in the school. Consider our programs in fashion design and interior design, into which these courses may be integrated.