Textile Design

Prepared Loom for Weaving

In Textile Design, you will:

  • Explore a wide range of traditional and contemporary textile techniques including spinning, felting, weaving, knitting and printing.
  • Customize your education by selecting an area of specialization in your second year, either machine knitting or weaving.
  • Develop a keen sense of colour and learn chemical and natural dye methods for yarn, fibre and fabric.
  • Gain a creative and practical education that meets the needs of contemporary studio practice, by combining computer-assisted design with a hands-on approach.
  • Explore marketing, entrepreneurship and wholesale/retail pricing for a successful and rewarding career in textiles.

Duration

2 Years | 6 Semesters | September-June

Interested in finding out more?
Contact: The Registrar’s Office, toll free, 1-877-400-1107 or email nbccdrecruiting@gnb.ca

Areas of Study

 

  • Computer-Assisted Design
  • Designing for Industry and Production
  • Repeat Pattern Structure and Colour Forecasting
  • Silkscreen Print
  • Weaving and Off-Loom Techniques
  • Dye Methods
  • Felting and Tapestry
  • Machine Knitting
  • Textiles Colour Theory and History
Career Possibilities
  • Knitwear Designer
  • Weaver
  • Textile Artist
  • Theatrical Costume Designer
  • Professional Craftsperson/Entrepreneur
Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An official transcript of marks indicating Certificate – Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD OR
    • An official transcript of marks indicating at least 1 year post-secondary education
    • OR equivalent experience (2)
  • Portfolio Submission
  • Interview

(1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

(2) Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

Interview
The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

Portfolio Requirements

Direct Entry Portfolio Requirements

To ensure that you are well-prepared to bypass the Foundation Visual Arts Program (FVA) and enter directly into an NBCCD Diploma Program, we need to assess your abilities and knowledge of the foundations of visual art. Please read Direct Entry Requirements for full instructions.

All exercises must be original and created within the last 6 months. Your examples must be presented digitally and saved in either JPEG or PDF format at 150 dpi on a USB memory stick. Please be sure to carefully label your jump drive with your name and contact information. If you would like your memory stick to be returned, please provide a self-addressed envelope.

You may instead choose to submit your portfolio digitally by attaching your files to an email. Please do not send your files through Google Drive or any other file sharing program. If your submission size exceeds 9mb, please split your portfolio into multiple emails, all containing your name and contact information.

Please mail or drop off your jump drive or submit files electronically to:

Registrar
New Brunswick College of Craft and Design
457 Queen Street
Fredericton, NB E3B 5H1
Canada

NBCCDRegistrar@gnb.ca

Checklist:

  • CV/Resume
  • Letter of Intent
  • Three Observational Drawings
  • Three 2D Design Exercises
  • Two 3D Design Exercises
  • Three Colour Theory Exercises
  • Compare & Contrast Essay
  • Image List

 

Apply Now

Apply Here: Canadian Students

Apply Here: International Students

Go to the Admission Requirements to learn more. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.

Choose NBCCD and study professional skills for a career you’ll love, and gain confidence to create, exhibit and talk about your work.

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