Art (Textiles), BFA

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Expand your art making through textiles practices that range from hand-spinning wool to the newest in digital technologies and print design.

The BFA program in art with a concentration in textiles is committed to the exploration and advancement of innovative textile practices. Working from fundamental techniques such as weaving, dyeing, textile printing and fiber sculpture, students gain mastery of skill along with an immersion in related critical theory.

An emphasis is placed on how investigations into the material and the political and social histories of textiles can inform contemporary art practice. The professional activity of the faculty provides students with a network of outside opportunities such as assistantships, internships, scholarships, residencies and exhibitions.

Students declare their Bachelor of Fine Arts concentration at the time of their ASU admission. Following admission, if students wish to change their concentration, they may meet with their School of Art academic advisor.

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Art (Textiles), BFA

Required Courses

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While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.

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Admission requirements

First-year students are admitted directly to the textiles concentration upon admittance to the BFA program in art.

Career outlook

Graduates are prepared with the technical skills they need to pursue a professional career within a diverse range of options that reflect the breadth of the textiles field. Some have established careers in design, in settings as varied as working in industry creating commercial items to setting up boutique studios for the creation of one-of-a-kind fabrics for garments and interiors. Others have chosen to pursue graduate degrees in art or design or in fields adjacent to textiles such as business or technology. Graduates continue to develop their art practice once leaving ASU, with outcomes that range from continued personal explorations to professional gallery exhibitions.

Example careers

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:

Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 5.6%$69,690
Craft Artists-1%$35,180
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers-11.4%$49,680
Fashion Designers-4.4%$75,810
Fine Artists, Including Painters, Sculptors, and Illustrators1%$52,340
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education3.8%$62,870
Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes 11.8%$75,420

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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