The Graduate Program provides focused, advanced study in a wide range of textile art disciplines. The course work includes art history, textile studio courses, contemporary textiles and critical evaluation skills as well as required coursework across disciplines. The goal of this study is the development of a strong, refined body of artwork. The three years, totally sixty hours of study, culminates in an individual exhibition in the Art and Design Gallery or other St. Louis venue.We have recently added JacqCAD MASTER to the list of computer applications taught in the program. The curriculum includes more computer-based design each year. These classes are taught in labs equipped with G4 and G5 Macintosh computers located next door to the textile studios. The recent addition of a 36 inch printer has expanded our use of direct application of computer imagery to fabric.
A graduate assistant position is available which carries a monthly stipend and full tuition waiver. Teaching assistant positions are also often available in the Textile Department and the Department of Art and Design. These are determined by departmental need as well as the capacity of available students.