Nov 26, 2022  
Academic Catalog 2022-2023 
Academic Catalog 2022-2023


One of the world’s oldest art forms, fiber is a rich source of creative inspiration. The fibers program teaches students both traditional and innovative techniques for working with fiber in two and three dimensions. Courses are offered in weaving, surface design, hand papermaking, interlacing, dyeing, constructions, and collage. Students are encouraged to investigate fibrous materials for their potential as sculptural, architectural, and functional objects and for their use in mixed-media installations and site-specific environments. Advanced seminars provide an opportunity to discuss current contemporary art-making issues in fibers. Students research the topics and artists important to their own development, and visiting artists, slide lectures, studio visits, and exhibitions enrich classroom discussions. The program emphasizes creative approaches to design, the use of new media including computer applications, and the accumulation of technical knowledge. Facilities include a room dedicated to papermaking and space for the construction of large-scale fiber projects.

Foundation Year

Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements

Total Credits: 30

Sophomore Year

Major Requirements

  • Fall/Spring
  • 3DFB - Fibers Electives 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • Studio Electives 6 cr. Fall/Spring
  • 200 Level-Fibers Electives 6cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30

Junior Year

Total Credits: 30

Senior Year

Liberal Arts and History of Art: Soph-Senior Year

  • Fall/Spring
  • HART-History of Art electives-6 cr.
  • LASS-Social Science elective-3 cr.
  • LALW-Literature and Writing elective-3 cr.
  • LAMS-Math or Science elective-3 cr.
  • LA-Liberal Arts elective-6 cr.
  • LAHART-Liberal Arts or History of Art elective-3 cr.
  • Summative Elective-Take one 400 level course from LALW, LASS, or LAMS-3 cr.


Studio Foundation 18 cr.    
Fibers/3D 36 cr.    
History of Art 12-18 cr.    
Liberal Arts 24-30 cr.    
Studio Electives 24 cr.    
Total Credits 120 cr.