Textiles, Master | Rhode Island School of Design | Providence, United States
24 months
56435 USD/year
56435 USD/year
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At Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design students engage in individual research to develop a personal vision and an understanding of design as an expression of a continually evolving culture.


Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design focuses on the woven, knit and print design of fabrics used for apparel and interior design applications. Geared towards those who have a background in textiles, along with experience in visual studies from an undergraduate program or professional practice, it helps students to broaden and sharpen their skills, hone their artistic identity and become well versed in the technical and creative potential of their chosen medium and its context. The program also emphasizes studies in drawing and color—along with participation in graduate seminars—as a means of building analytical and critical thinking skills.

Graduates with Textiles from Rhode Island School of Design will be prepared to:

  • implement the design process through the framing of content and context
  • articulate the purpose and context for a finished work and how these may inform decisions in the process of creating it
  • recognize the potential of textile materials, techniques and processes to articulate ambitious ideas
  • display analytical and critical thinking/reasoning skills to support the development of one's work, as well as the work of others, and in order to engage in rigorous discourse related to historical and contemporary issues that influence the art and design fields
  • exhibit strong visual and material competency, including an understanding of color, pattern, structure and materiality as they relate to the creation of two- and three-dimensional work
  • demonstrate excellence in craftsmanship by creating wovens, knits and other material forms that are well considered, made and resolved
  • demonstrate confidence and proficiency in the field, with emphasis on advanced equipment and processes

Programme Structure

Courses include: 

  • From an Idea to Meaning
  • CAD in Textiles
  • Studio elective
  • Graduate Studio 
  • Thesis Writing
  • Textile

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

  • Application form
    • Academic transcripts
    • Portfolio
    • Statement of purpose
    • Writing sample
    • Letters of recommendation
    • English language proficiency test

Tuition Fee

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    56435 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 56435 USD per year during 24 months.

Living costs for Providence

1030 - 1900 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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