Graduate Program in Textiles | Kent State University

Graduate Program in Textiles

The School of Art offers Masters of Art and Masters of Fine Art degrees in Textiles.  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.

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.

ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS

Applicants are expected to have an undergraduate degree in studio art or equivalent experience or skill, with a 2.75 overall grade-point average (3.0 in the art major).

GRADUATE APPLICATION REQUIREMENTS

INFORMATION ON OUR APPLICATION PROCESS

APPLICATION DEADLINES:

FALL ADMISSION: FEBRUARY 2

SPRING ADMISSION: SEPTEMBER 15

For more information or to schedule a visit, contact Janice Lessman-Moss at jlessman@kent.edu or 330-672-2158.

Master of Arts Program Outline

23 hours – studio studies
3 hours – Art History elective
6 hours – ART 67199, M.A. Thesis
32 total

Master of Fine Arts Program Outline

36 hours - studio studies
9 hours - electives
9 hours  - Art History
6 hours – ART 69199, M.F.A. Thesis
60 total