Graduate Program in Textiles

The School of Art offers both the Masters of Art degree in Studio Art and the Masters of Fine Art degree in Textiles. Recognized by U.S. News & World Report as one of America’s top graduate programs in the visual arts, the School of Art at Kent State University provides abundant opportunities for graduate students to advance their skills in all areas of studio art. We offer the only M.F.A. program in northeast Ohio, and the only program in the state of Ohio to offer this breadth of studio specialties.

Students select course work in close consultation with their advisor. Program goals focus on guiding young artists from a mentor/student relationship into the world of the professionally active studio artist. Digital design and technology go hand-in-hand with traditional fiber art techniques, while pushing students to think conceptually, experimentally and across disciplines. Students work closely with full-time faculty, providing the individual instruction deemed essential for a quality professional graduate education.

M.A. in Studio Art            M.F.A. in Studio Art

Highlights of our program include:

  • Dedicated studio space for graduate students
  • Competitive Graduate Assistantships that offer tuition remission and a stipend
  • Working with a range of graduate faculty 
  • Renowned visiting artist program
  • Access to state-of-the-art facilities, equipment and tools 
  • Travel study opportunities every semester

All of the School of Art studios and classrooms are located under one roof in the Center for the Visual Arts, which had its grand opening in 2016.

See Our Textiles Facilities


For more information or to schedule a visit, contact head of Textiles, John Paul Morabito at or 330-672-1358.