Bachelor of Fine Arts - Textiles
NSCAD introduces you to the diverse field of textiles, which encompasses art, science, and technology. The program integrates conceptual concerns as you study the techniques and design skills involved in the textile traditions of weaving, dyeing, and printing. You will examine the relationship between materials, processes, and the maker, as well as the critical role that textiles have played in world cultures. With a focus on sustainable and organic materials and techniques, the program maintains handcraft values and incorporates digital methodologies.
Fashion offers you a balanced curriculum through which to develop skills and knowledge related to imaginative design and technical proficiency and explores the issues and meaning of fashion and body covering. The program provides intensive study of the conceptualization, production, and embellishment of cloth and other materials. The resulting knowledge and skill base will enable you to develop individual garments, wearable art, haute couture, and costuming for film, theater, and dance.
NSCAD Textiles and Fashion graduates are successful businesses, interior designers, community educators, critics, curators, professors at colleges/universities, and arts administrators in galleries and museums. Many have pursued graduate studies and have become writers
• 12-module TC-1 digital Jacquard loom with 2640 hooks, capable of weaving cloth 43" wide
• JacqCAD Master and Proweave software
• 4, 8, 12 and 16 harness floor looms of various widths, one with an air dobby system fully equipped dye studio
• Surface design studio with variety of print tables, a darkroom, vacuum light tables, pressure washout, heat transfer machine, steamer, washer, dryer, and commercial refrigerator
• Fashion studios with 10 large cutting tables, 14 industrial sewing machines, industrial gravity-free irons, 3 sergers, dress forms and several specialized domestic machines.
• Knitting machines
• Display case for student work