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Department of

Art And Visual Culture


Undergraduate Minor in Textile Design

The undergraduate minor in Textile Design allows students to focus specifically on the design and creation of textiles — a practice with applications in the fine arts, fashion and related fields. Open to undergraduates at the sophomore level and above enrolled in any College of Design major or in the Apparel, Merchandising and Design major in the College of Human Sciences.

Through this minor, students will:

  • learn historical and contemporary applications of textile production
  • develop conceptual skills in textile media and techniques such as printing, dyeing and weaving for self-expression
  • develop technical skills in both hand skills and digital tools
  • demonstrate the ability for critical thinking through visual, verbal and written
    communications with an emphasis on what it means to be an artist/designer using textile media and techniques
  • strengthen individual portfolios to position themselves for success in their chosen field after graduation


Students must complete 16-18 credits of Textile Design coursework to receive the minor.

Core (required: 5-6 credits total)

  • AMD 204: Textile Science (3-4 credits)
  • ART IS 214: Studio Fundamentals: Textiles (2 credits)

History/Theory (choose one of the following: 3 credits total)

  • AMD 362: Cultural Perspectives of Dress (3 credits)
  • ART H 292: Introduction to Visual Culture Studies (3 credits)
  • ART H 280: History of Art I (3 credits)
  • ART H 281: History of Art II (3 credits)

Practice (choose two of the following: 6 credits total)

  • AMD 121: Apparel Assembly (3 credits)
  • AMD 328: Design Seminar (3 credits)
  • AMD 490: Independent Study (3 credits)
  • ART IS 208: Color (3 credits)
  • ART IS 345: Woven Structures (3 credits)
  • ART IS 346: Textile Surface Design (3 credits)
  • ART IS 347/447: Printed Textile Design (3 credits)
  • ART IS 448: Digital Textile Design (3 credits)
  • ART IS 490: Independent Study (3 credits)

Electives (choose one of the following: 3, 4 or 5 credits)

  • AMD 354: History of European and North American Dress (3 credits)
  • AMD 356: History of 20th Century Fashion (3 credits)
  • ART IS 206: Studio Fundamentals, Printmaking (2 credits)
  • ART IS 213: Studio Fundamentals, Painting (2 credits)
  • ART H 382: Art and Architecture of Asia (3 credits)
  • ART H 384: Art of Islam (3 credits)
  • ART IS 310: Sources and Methods of Visual Design (3 credits)
  • DSN S 131: Design Representation (4 credits)


For more information on the Textile Design minor, contact:

Teresa Paschke, Professor, Department of Art & Visual Culture

Anne Grevstad-Nordbrock, Academic Adviser, Art & Design, Integrated Studio Arts, Interdisciplinary Design