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Visual Art: Textiles / Fibers, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 36 months
University rank #372 (QS) , KS,
The Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art is a three-year, 60 credit hour degree program emphasizing individual growth through independent work in an atmosphere of ongoing critical discussion. As a graduate student, you receive a rigorous studio and academic experience. 


Textiles/Fibers studios are spacious and well stocked with the equipment and materials necessary to produce high quality work. Surface design courses explore a variety of screen-printing techniques (cut-paper stencils, photo processes, thermofax, polychromatic, etc.) as well as mechanical and paste resist-dye methods. Quilt and construction techniques are combined with hand-dyed fabrics. Repeat pattern is more fully developed in the rendering course. Weaving courses explore both multi-shaft textile construction and image based weaver-controlled skills. Courses in Fiber Forms focus on three-dimensional construction processes (basketry, feltmaking, knit, crochet, knotting, twining, plaiting, etc.).

The Textiles/Fibers faculty strive to create a supportive studio environment in which all students can develop the strongest work possible. Students are encouraged to find their personal interest and focus whether they are interested in creating artwork or producing designs for the textile industry.

Programme Structure

Courses include:
  • Fiber Forms
  • Introduction to Weaving
  • Textile Handprinting and Resist Processes
  • Screenprinting Textiles
  • Weave Structures
  • Techniques in Weaving
  • Intermediate Textile Printing
  • Surface Design
  • Advanced Fiber Forms
  • Advanced Techniques in Weaving
  • Advanced Textiles/Fibers I
  • Advanced Textiles/Fibers II
  • Internship in Textiles/Fibers

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 36 months
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

You need the following IELTS score:

  • Minimum required score:


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General Requirements

  • Online Admissions Application
  • Application Fee
  • Three Letters of Recommendation
  • Official Transcript(s)
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume or CV
  • Digital Portfolio
  • Image Index
  • Interactive or time-based work

Tuition Fee

  • International

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    977 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 977 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    420 USD/credit
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 420 USD per credit and a duration of 36 months.
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Living costs for Lawrence

  • 900 - 1400 USD/month
    Living Costs

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