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Textiles, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
Oakland, TN, United States
Textiles offered by California College of the Arts is an interdisciplinary fine arts program that introduces students to a vast range of textile construction methods, such as weaving, printing, dyeing, and hand-work, through conceptual and experimentally driven frameworks.
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Join an internationally recognized program

Our internationally recognized Textiles program offered by California College of the Arts teaches you to think beyond the crafted object. Compared to other programs in the United States, our courses are topic-driven, developed to promote critical thinking, research, and problem-solving alongside skill building and technique. Students are encouraged to investigate the implications of pattern and repetition, explore technology’s relationship to industrialization and mass production, and interrogate systemic forms of oppression. Contemporary critical race theory, gender theory, queer theory, and slow methodologies aid in our inquiry to understand the shape of an innovative and relevant textile practice today.

Potential career paths

  • Independent artist
  • Independent designer
  • Surface designer for industry
  • Woven/knit designer for industry
  • Textile producer
  • Textile historian/cultural anthropologist
  • Political activist
  • Designer focused on permaculture, slow fashion, and sustainability
  • Educator

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Level 1 Textile Studios
  • Level 2 Textile Studios
  • Textile Topic Seminar
  • Contemporary Issues in Craft Theory
  • Digital Tools
  • Craft Workshop
  • Level 3 Textile Studios
  • Senior Project: Textiles

English Language Requirements

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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