Textiles, Master | The New School | New York City, United States
24 months
55080 USD/year
55080 USD/year
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The Textiles MFA program offered by The New School was launched in 2018 and enables you to explore these dynamics creatively and reflectively, dissolving the boundaries between technology and craft.


During the Textiles MFA program offered by The New School students are prepared for the growing array of creative and professional opportunities related to textiles in fashion design, product design, interior design, textiles research, set design, fine arts, architecture, and hybrid fields.

Interweaving Theory and Practice

In the two-year, 60-credit full-time MFA Textiles program, you develop a critical understanding of textiles’ sociocultural, environmental, and emotional dimensions throughout human history and into our future. You explore the potential to unite craft with innovative high-tech and bio-tech production. In studio courses, you develop skills in essential fabric-making techniques, such as fiber development and innovation, yarn sourcing and making, weaving and jacquard technology, knitting, pattern design, and textile embellishments. You refine your personal aesthetic sensibilities and understanding of sustainable practices on-site in NYC textile studios and design ateliers, deepening collaborative and conceptual abilities in weaving, dyeing, knitting, and printing. Instruction in business best practices is integrated into each aspect of the curriculum, bringing economic and conceptual real-world skills into the studio.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Major Studio
  • Textiles Industry Partnership
  • History of Textiles
  • Atelier
  • Anthropology of Textiles
  • Philosophy of Textiles

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • The application fee for first-year international applicants is $75
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Recommendation Letters
  • Portfolio
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    55080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27540 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    55080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27540 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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