Australia National University
School of Art
Canberra City, Act 2601, Australia. (612) 6125-3598; www.anu.edu.au/ITA/CSA/textiles.
The Textiles Department of the ANU School of Art (SofA) offers well-equipped facilities
and excellent staff for the exploration and development of concepts, materiality,
and process in contemporary art and design. Students use a broad range of materials
and methods with emphasis on the integration of ideas, knowledge, and skills in
hand construction, loom-woven structures, dyed/chemical treatment/printed techniques
within a broad contemporary art/design and cultural dialogue.
Faculty: Valerie Kirk
California College of the Arts
1111 8th St., San Francisco, CA 94107. (415)703-9500; www.cca.edu.
CCA educates students to shape culture through the practice and critical study
of the arts. Their Textiles Program offers three areas of study: Weaving, Fiber
Sculpture, and Printing and Dyeing with three studios, a fully equipped dye lab,
a computer lab, a TC1 Jacquard loom, an installation space, and access to a digital
Faculty: Lia Cook, Carole Beadle, Angela Hennessy, Kathleen Larisch, Anne
Wolf, Taraneh Hemami
Colorado State University
Visual Arts Building, 551 W. Pitkin St., Fort Collins, CO 80523. (970) 491-6774;
The Art Department of CSU offers MFA, BFA, and BA degree programs with specialization
in fibers. Undergraduate courses offer foundations and continuing work in weaving
and surface design. Upper-level students pursue individual directions, including
work in off-loom constructions, feltmaking, embellishment, mixed media, sculptural
forms, and installation.
Faculty: Thomas Lundberg
Cranbrook Academy of Art
39221 Woodward Ave., Unit 105, Bloomfield Hills, MI 48303. (248) 645-3300; www.cranbrookart.edu.
At Cranbrook, each artist’s intimate relationship with the traditional forms
of fiber interacts with the expanse of contemporary practice in art, craft, and
design, challenging the definitions of each. Whether the work produced manifests
itself as a sculptural form, garment, functional object, tapestry weaving, socially
engaged community practice, digital output, or something else we cannot currently
name, the Cranbrook Fiber Department embraces it as a mode of exploration.
Faculty: Mark Newport
The Herberger College School of Art
Arizona State University, PO Box 871505, Tempe, AZ 85287. (480) 965-3468; www.herbergercollege.asu.edu.
The School of Art at ASU is one of the largest and most respected public art schools
in the country, offering degrees in fine arts, art education and art history.
The comprehensiveness of our program offers a range of specialties taught by studio
faculty who are nationally and internationally recognized artists in their fields.
Faculty: Clare Verstegen, Jerry Bleem, Visiting Faculty
Montreal Center for Contemporary Textiles
5800, rue St-Denis, studio 501, Montréal, QC, Canada H2S 3L5. (514) 933-3728;
The Center is dedicated to the development of textile design and offers services
in education, training, consultation, research, production, location, exhibition,
and sale. A teaching staff is composed of professionals who are experts in different
fields of production and materials.
Faculty: Louise Lemieux Berube, Atienne Proulx, Tammy Osler, Lise Nantel,
Lysanne Latulipe, Adrien Landry, Jean-Yves Lacasse, Rosie Godbout, Francoise Fontaine,
Emilia Desmeules, Marielle Chouinard.
Northern Illinois University
Art Building Rm. 216, 1425 W. Lincoln Hwy., DeKalb, IL 60115. (815) 753-1473;
The long-standing quality of the School of Art’s programs, with a faculty
of more than sixty artists, designers, and scholars, make Northern’s program
in the visual arts one of the best education values for art students in the region.
Faculty: Christine LoFaso
San Francisco State University
1600 Holloway Ave., San Francisco, CA 94132. (415) 338-1111; www.art.sfsu.edu.
The Textiles area of the College of Creative Arts at SFSU offers courses that
explore the breadth and depth of textiles from surface to structure with a strong
emphasis on technique and craftsmanship. Facilities and equipment include a fully
equipped dye lab, computerized dobby and floor looms.
Faculty: Vic De La Rosa, Candace Crockett
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Department Fashion Design
Sullivan Center, 7th Fl., 36 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60603. (312) 629-6710;
The Department of Fashion Design is internationally recognized for its unique
interdisciplinary program within a fine-arts foundation. Its nontraditional, undergraduate,
three-year curriculum within the four-year-degree program instills an awareness
of the social, political, and technological forces shaping the twenty-first century.
Faculty: Andrea Reynders, Sandra Michel Adams, Caroline Bellios, Bambi
Breakstone, Gillion Carrara, Nick Cave, Shane Gabier, Dijana Granov, Conrad Hamather,
Pat Hart, McKinley Johnson, Anke Loh, Steven Miller, Alice Padrul, Rick Paul,
Eia Radosavljevic, Katrin Schnabl, Sharon Shoji, Liat Smestad, Tommy Walton, Erick
Wilcox, Don Yoshida.
The School of the Art Institute of Chicago
Department of Fiber and Material Studies
37 S. Wabash Ave., Chicago, IL 60603. (312) 899-5166; www.saic.edu.
Conceptually driven, the SAIC Fiber Curriculum reflects a broad range of textile
concerns, including the areas of hand construction, loom woven and computer-aided
structures, painted and printed fabrics, pattern, photo and computer-generated
and manipulated images on fabric, embellished surfaces, papermaking, feltmaking,
installation, mixed media, and many others.
Faculty: Anne Wilson, Michael Andrews, Jeremy Biles, Marianne Fairbanks,
Surabhi Gosh, Diana Guerrero-Marcia, Danielle Gustafson-Sudell, Kathryn Hixson,
Amy Honchell, Joan Livingstone, Christy Matson, Darrel Morris, Sara Rabinowitz,
Rebecca Ringquist, Ellen Rothenberg, Shannon Stratton, Christine Tarkowski, Fraser
Tyler School of Art, Temple University
7725 Penrose Ave., Elkins Park, PA 19027. (215) 777-9000; www.temple.edu/tyler.
The Fibers curriculum at Tyler teaches technical skills to allow students to explore
possibilities through loom and off-loom processes, dyeing and printing, and digital
output. Experimentation with traditional and non-traditional materials is encouraged
by faculty who emphasize a cross-disciplinary approach by students.
Faculty: Rebecca Mede