TEXT 3000 Introduction to Textiles
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1010, ART 1020, ART 1030, and AH 1700 with grades of C or higher
Description

Investigation of color theory and color mixing as applied to dyeing. Fiber identification, basic dye chemistry, and dye techniques. Resist-dye processes, including shibori. Basic sewn structures.

Fees $110.00
TEXT 3100 Surface Design I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1010, ART 1020, ART 1030, and AH 1700 with grades of C or higher
Description

Application of surface-design techniques on fabric. Paste-resist dyeing, fabric-printing techniques using stencils, blocks, and stamps. Manipulation of designed fabric.

Fees $60.00
TEXT 3200 Textile Structures I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1010, ART 1020, ART 1030, and AH 1700 with grades of C or higher
Description

Introduction, investigation and expansion of the textile-based utility structures as an art form. Such non-loom structures as looped, knotted, knotless and interlaced structures towards mixed media fine art and design application.

Fees $60.00
TEXT 3300 Fibers, Fabrics, and Forms
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites ART 1010, ART 1020, ART 1030, and AH 1700 with grades of C or higher
Description

An introduction to the practices, processes, and ideas of a creative artist working in 3D Fiber/Mix-Media forms. Course focuses on hand-constructed processes and structures such as coiling, twining, interlacing, knitting, crocheting, etc. as three-dimensional art forms.

TEXT 3500 Surface Design II: Photo Screen Printing
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites TEXT 3000 and TEXT 3100 with grades of C or higher, or approval of instructor
Description

Exploration of photo screen printing processes for art fabric and yardage. Investigation of repeats, complex surface design processes, and color interaction.

Fees $115.00
TEXT 3600 Textile Structures II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites TEXT 3000, TEXT 3100, TEXT 3200, and TEXT 3910 with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Introduction, investigation and expansion of the textile-based utility structures as an art form. Such non-loom structures as looped, knotted, knotless and interlaced structures towards mixed media fine art and design application.

Fees $95.00
TEXT 3700 Heat Techniques with Fabric
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites TEXT 3000 and TEXT 3100 with grades of C or higher, or approval of instructor
Description

Thermal dye printing techniques using disperse dyes on synthetic fiber. Three-dimensional origami patterning, heat-shaped shibori and pleating, contemporary surface design using heat tools. Exploration in large scale art fabric and sculptural forms.

Fees $95.00
TEXT 3800 Digital Textile Design
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites TEXT 3000, TEXT 3100, and TEXT 3910 with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

CAD (Macbased) digital textile design and printing on wide format printer. Repeat design printing on fabric and postprint treatment. Design portfolio development and large scale art fabric. This course may be repeated for a maximum of eight credit hours if topic varies.

Fees $95.00
TEXT 3900 Selected Topics in Textiles
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites consent of instructor
Description

Special topics for studio art majors. May be repeated for a maximum of eight credit hours.

Fees $20.00. 4.000 Credit hours
TEXT 3910 Historic Textiles
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites AH 1700 with grade of C or higher
Description

Historical survey of textiles, textile technology, and design on both woven and dyed/printed/painted textiles worldwide. Interrelationship of textile technology and design in a historical and cultural context.
Global Perspectives Course.

TEXT 4500 Directed Study in Textile Design
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites TEXT 3000, TEXT 3100, and TEXT 3910 with grades of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

Directed study on advanced surface design or individual research into ethnic, historical, and contemporary textile design practice in both surface design and weaving. This course may be repeated for up to sixteen credit hours, if the topic varies.

Fees $95.00
TEXT 4800 Digital Textile Design II
Credit Hours 4.0
Prerequisites TEXT 3800 with grade of C or higher, or consent of instructor
Description

An exploration of advanced industrial CAM software editing tools to create printed and woven fabrics designed on CAD software. An industrial mill output optional.

TEXT 4930 Internship in Textile Design
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites TEXT 4500 with grade of C or higher
Description

Supervised internship experience in a professional design studio or textile manufacturing center. This course must be requested one semester in advance. This course may include a Signature Experience component.

TEXT 4940 Portfolio I
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites TEXT 4500 with grade of C or higher
Description

Senior-year studio experience for B.F.A. candidates. Committee review.

Fees $70.00
TEXT 4950 Portfolio II-CTW
Credit Hours 3.0
Prerequisites TEXT 4940 with grade of C or higher, or concurrently
Description

Culminating studio experience for B.F.A. candidates. Committee review. Serves as one of the two Critical Thinking Through Writing (CTW) courses required of all Textiles majors.

Fees $70.00
TEXT 4980 Special Problems
Credit Hours 1.0 TO 6.0
Prerequisites TEXT 3000, TEXT 3100, TEXT 3200, TEXT 3910, and TEXT 4500 with grades of C or higher, and all 4000-level courses requirement toward BFA, or consent of instructor
Description

Independent in-depth research and studio experience initiated by the student.