Department of Textile Design

Learning Objective

These courses are designed to inculcate the ability to perform higher in order thinking skills and articulate visual and art historical concepts in verbal and written forms, through the medium of BFA Textile Design program that equips students with in depth knowledge of designing and developing woven textiles, embroidery and embellishment, textile surface development, fabric manipulation, mixed media textiles, textiles dying and printing and constructed textiles. Considering architecture, sculpture, wall-painting, manuscript painting, stained glass, metalwork, pottery and textiles in their historical contexts. This course explores the challenging world of Fashion and clothing that can be called material zeitgeists of culture. This course addresses the influences, affinities, and relationships of fashion, the visual arts and culture. The psychological and sociological influences of dress, the physical aspects of appearance, and the influences of gender, sexuality, ethnicity, and class on the development of personal identity are explored through the study of style in traditional cultures, popular culture and everyday life. Readings, discussions and research enhance the student's skills in interpreting and articulating their understanding of art, fashion, clothing and culture. Historical Design development: apparel, furnishing, costume, textile arts and non-apparel. Cultural factors that influence designs and designers: textile production and textile art forms, textile as a medium for self-expression and communication across cultures and civilizations and as a source of inspiration for contemporary textile designers.