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tennessee technological university

Appalachian Center for Craft

Bachelor of Fine Arts: Fibers Concentration

The BFA degree concentration in surface design and weaving teaches students traditional techniques applied to contemporary design aesthetics. Students begin with an introductory class covering basic print and dye methods, floor loom weaving, and studio safety. Our students are encouraged to experiment with materials and concepts emphasizing the understanding of fiber as an expressive medium.

The fibers program lays the foundation for careers in surface design and studio weaving. Students develop technical proficiency, design skills, and a personal aesthetic, learning both traditional and contemporary fibers processes of fabric dyeing and patterning, and floor-loom weaving.

They develop technical skills and a personal aesthetic culminating in a senior thesis exhibition.

Fibers Studio Profile

Exploration, experimentation, and innovation are fostered within an environment of high standards of craftsmanship and creativity. Students work in individual and group areas with unlimited access to large, well-equipped and ventilated studios.

  • Weaving Studio
  • Surface Design Studio
  • Dye Kitchen
  • Dark Room

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