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Fiber and Textiles

Drawing on art, design, craft and technology, the Fiber and Textiles program at CCS prepares students to create objects informed by materiality, purpose and the sense of touch.

The program integrates traditional and non-traditional methods, including interdisciplinary approaches, to fabrication and production. As students acquire technical and conceptual skills, they learn to develop their own language of color, pattern and texture. Technical processes and topics include: weaving, dyeing, screen printing, embellishment, surface design, felting, sewing, quilting, garment construction, knitting, crochet, laser cutting, digital print and pattern design.

Many Fiber and Textiles graduates go on to work as textile designers or color and material designers for large corporations or small studios, while others create artisanal objects or fine art. Students develop a strong understanding of the field and its connections to art and industry as critical thinkers, artisans and creative problem solvers.

Career Choices

Color and Trim/Auto Industry
Costume Design

Fashion Accessories Design
Fiber Design

Gallery Ownership
Independent Art
Museum Textile Restoration

Surface Design
Visual Merchandising
Weaving

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