Visual Art - Textiles

University of Kansas

36 months
19322 USD/year
24023 USD/year
10061 USD/year
Tuition fee
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The Master of Fine Arts in Visual Art - Textiles at University of Kansas 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. 


Visual Art - Textiles studios at University of Kansas 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. 

Learning outcomes

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 36 months

Start dates & application deadlines




60 alternative credits


On Campus

English requirements

TOEFL admission requirements TOEFL® IBT The TOEFL iBT® is given online through the internet at designated testing site. The test measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The score refers to the total score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading), each subject has a range of 0 - 30.
IELTS admission requirements IELTS The International English Language Test System (IELTS) tests your English-language proficiency on a scale of 1 – 9. The score refers to the combined average score of 4 subjects (writing, listening, speaking, and reading).

Other requirements

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

    19322 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 19322 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • National

    24023 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 24023 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.
  • In-State

    10061 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 10061 USD per year and a duration of 36 months.


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Visual Art - Textiles
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