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Fibers graduate student Abby Sherrill was awarded the Penland Scholarship and the SDA Outstanding Graduate Student Award

Fibers

The mission of the Fibers area is to promote excellence through comprehensive educational programming, providing a strong fundamental base that includes cross cultural, historical and contemporary issues in Fiber arts. The Fibers area fosters critical thinking by offering a diverse curriculum that includes surface design, weaving and alternative processes courses that provide students the opportunity to work in 2-D, 3-D and installation formats. The endless possibilities have resulted in innovative and intriguing, conceptually based artwork.

While studying Fibers, you will take courses in art appreciation, art history, crafts, design and drawing, in addition to specific course work for your concentration. You will have access to large, well-equipped studios and instruction in traditional and contemporary Fiber techniques that embrace mixed media.

Fiber faculty members consistently participate in international and national exhibitions and encourage students to explore the Fibers field through participation in juried exhibitions, invitational exhibitions, workshops and conferences.

A Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Studio Art with a concentration in Fibers from the University of North Texas will help you become a practicing artist exhibiting and selling works in galleries, shops, museums and art fairs.

Textile-related internships are available to exceptional students who wish to earn elective credit through work experience. Frequently, Fiber students find full-time employment upon graduation as a result of contacts made during internships. The university is within easy commuting distance of Dallas, where textile companies, interior design businesses as well as major art museums and galleries, provide valuable resources and experiences for UNT students.

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Student accomplishments

Jeffery Wolverton - Drapery

Jeffery Wolverton - Drapery

Studio Art
Core Drawing

Jeffery Wolverton - Drapery

Alumni accomplishments

Shana Thompson

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.

Art Education and Art History
Art History

Congratulations to Art History MA (2014) alumna Shana Thompson on the publication of her paper “Land, Water, Woman: Place, Identity and Coudrette’sMélusine in Late Medieval Poitou” in Newberry Essays in Medieval and Early Modern Studies. The publication was based upon her MA Research Project with Dr. Mickey Abel.