Art (Textiles), BFA

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Explore a wide variety of textile techniques, from painted and printed fabrics to photo processes, felt making and woven structures created with the aid of computer technology.

The BFA program in art with a concentration in textiles cultivates an environment that stimulates creative and intellectual growth.

Coursework ranges from the spinning and processing of raw fiber to digital textile printing. With focus on techniques such as weaving, dyeing, textile printing and fiber sculpture, students are encouraged to discover their individual artistic voice. Throughout the program, students are challenged to follow and interpret textile traditions while considering innovative and interdisciplinary approaches to contemporary practices.

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 leave the program, with the technical skills they gained, prepared to pursue a diverse range of professional careers reflecting 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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