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Textile and Jewellry

Parris and Chloe Gordon are both NSCAD Alumni and sisters! They started Beaufille, a successful fashion company, after they both graduated.

Programs

Foundation Studies

Summary

Your first year at NSCAD begins with two semesters of Foundation Studies. This experience builds a broad base of knowledge in the visual arts. A prerequisite for further study, Foundation introduces critical thinking, the development of a visual vocabulary, and key concepts and practices in art, craft and design. After exploring a wide range of ideas, approaches, processes and materials, you will be well-equipped to start making choices about where to focus your creative abilities and academic energies in the following years at NSCAD.

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Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Textiles and Fashion

Summary

The Bachelor of Fine Arts, Major in Textiles and Fashion program balances conceptual concerns with the technical and design skills required to understand the traditions of weaving, dye and print, and garment making. You will explore the relationships between materials, processes, and the maker, as well as the critical role that textiles and fashion have played in world cultures. Focusing on sustainable and organic materials and techniques, the program both maintains handcraft values and incorporates new digital methodologies.

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Visual Arts Certificate in Studio, Textiles

Summary

Created for students that already hold a visual arts degree (BFA or BDes) who wish to study a new discipline, the Visual Arts Certificate in Studio is similar to adding a minor to your existing education. You will further your exploration of visual art processes through concentrated study in one studio discipline in which no more than 12 credits were earned during prior degree work.

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Master of Fine Arts in Craft

Summary

The Master of Fine Arts degree is internationally recognized as one of the standard qualification required to teach visual arts and craft at the post-secondary level. The program provides an opportunity to develop your work in a context of intense critical discussion. Academic studies in art history or other relevant subjects form an integral part of the degree. Once admitted to the program, you can choose to focus on a particular area of study within Craft, Fine Arts, or Media Studies.

Students are selected for the MFA program both for their capability as artists, craftspersons, or designers, as well as their academic background and personal interests that may contribute to their success as teachers and scholars.

The Master of Fine Arts in Crafts is discipline-based in Ceramics, Jewelry Design and Metalsmithing, or Fashion and Textiles.

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Minor in Fashion

Summary

The Minor in Textiles program offers a balance between conceptual concerns and the technical and design skills required to understand the traditions of weaving, dye and print, and garment making. You can explore the relationships between materials, processes, and the maker, or the critical role that textiles and fashion have played in world cultures. You can focus on sustainable and organic materials and techniques as the program both maintains handcraft values and incorporates new digital methodologies.

Minor in Textiles

Summary

The minor in Textiles program includes the technical and design skills required to understand the traditions of weaving, dye and print, and garment making. You have the option to explore the relationships between materials, processes, and the maker, as well as the critical role that textiles have played in world cultures. Focusing on sustainable and organic materials and techniques, the program both maintains handcraft values and incorporates new methodologies.

Student Work

Textiles and Fashion students are engaged in a wide range of projects—from runway-ready collections to traditional weaving.

Facilities

NSCAD’s Textiles and Fashion facilities include a fully equipped dye studio, a surface design studio, a fashion studio with cutting tables, industrial sewing machines, and gravity free irons, and much more.

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