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Find additional information on the Textiles area website.

With a focus on fine art and craft applications of textile-related techniques, processes, and ideas, courses in Textiles encourage technical and material exploration as well as the critical thinking necessary to develop and grow as an artist. Introductory, intermediate, and advanced courses cover a wide range of textile techniques and topics including weaving, pattern design, printing, direct and resist dyeing, felting, single line and pieced construction.

MFA Textiles Program

The Textiles Area at Indiana University takes a broad approach to the field of fiber. The MFA Program is studio-based and supports students’ individual explorations of contemporary issues through this broadly defined field that encompasses traditional textile practices, installation, process-and materials-driven work as well as all ranges of work derived from or inspired by textile/fiber sensibilities. Students are urged to take advantage to the outstanding resources available at Indiana University to explore interdisciplinary interests both within the School of Fine Arts as well as in other disciplines and fields of inquiry. The MFA is a 60 credit hour degree. The student’s specific curriculum is planned in consultation with the textile faculty. A student should plan his or her course work so that no fewer than four credit hours per semester will be taken while expecting to use the graduate facilities and textile area studios.