The Fibers concentration fosters creativity and artistic expression in a wide variety of textile media. Students develop skills in visual communication as they investigate the language of textiles and the role of fibers in contemporary art and design. Undergraduate courses provide foundations in weaving and surface-design methods—including fabric printing, painting, dyeing, and embellishment. Classes also promote creative investigation of off-loom constructions, feltmaking, mixed media, and installation. 

Studio work is enriched with research in the collections of the Gregory Allicar Museum of Art and the Avenir Museum of Design and Merchandising. Students receive guidance in professional practices as they direct their talents toward careers in art, design, and education. CSU alumni exhibit their work regionally, nationally, and internationally; teach at public and private schools, colleges, and universities; and lead workshop programs throughout the U.S. Our alumni also jury and curate exhibitions, work as designers, and write for national publications. Study abroad and internship opportunities are available. Suggested non-art electives that would enhance the major are: DM 120, AM 363, and AM 460.

Effective Fall 2021

A Portfolio Review is required to be submitted for review upon completion of three ART studio courses for continuing students and upon completion of two ART studio courses for transfer students and students who have changed majors.

A minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in ART 350, ART 351, ART 450, ART 451

Freshman
AUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art 1
ART 110Global Art History I 3
ART 111Global Art History II 3
ART 120Foundations--Time and Structure 3
ART 135Foundations - Form and Observation 3
ART 160Foundations - Color and Composition 3
ART 170Foundations - Materials and Space 3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2)1A3
Arts and Humanities3B3
Diversity and Global Awareness3E3
Quantitative Reasoning1B3
 Total Credits 31
Sophomore
 
ART 212Global Art History III 3
ART 250Fibers I 3
Select three courses from the following: 9
Photo Image Making I  
Drawing I  
Pottery I  
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I  
Introduction to Graphic Design  
Introduction to Electronic Art  
Beginning Painting  
Printmaking I-Introduction to Printmaking  
Sculpture I  
Upper-Division Art History14A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences3A7
Historical Perspectives3D3
Social and Behavioral Sciences3C3
 Total Credits 31
Junior
 
ART 350Fibers II 4
ART 351Fibers III 4
Art Elective2 3
Upper-Division Art History14A,4B3
Upper-Division Art Elective2 4
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective 3
Advanced Writing23
Arts and Humanities3B3
Elective 3
 Total Credits 30
Senior
 
ART 400BFA Portfolio 1
ART 450Fibers IV4C4
ART 451Fibers V4C4
Upper-Division Art Elective2 4
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective3 9
Non-Art Electives (any level)3 6
 Total Credits 28
 Program Total Credits: 120

Upper-Division Art History Courses1

Code Title AUCC Credits
ART 310 History of American Art to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 311 Art of West and Central Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 312 Pre-Columbian Art of Mesoamerica 4A,4B 3
ART 313 Art of East and Southern Africa 4A,4B 3
ART 314 Women in Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 315 United States Art 1945-1980 4A,4B 3
ART 316 Art of the Pacific 4A,4B 3
ART 317 Native North American Art 4A,4B 3
ART 320 Global Encounters in Art 3
ART 410 Greek Art 4A,4B 3
ART 411 History of Medieval Art 4A,4B 3
ART 412 History of Renaissance Art 4A,4B 3
ART 414 History of Baroque and Rococo Art 4A,4B 3
ART 415 History of 19th Century European Art 4A,4B 3
ART 416 History of European Art, 1900 to 1945 4A,4B 3
ART 417 Roman Art 4A,4B 3
ART 418 Contemporary Artists and Art Critics 4A,4B 3
ART 492A Seminar: Art History 4A,4B 3
ART 496H Group Study: Art History 4A,4B 3

To declare this Concentration: A Portfolio Review is required to be submitted for review upon completion of three ART studio courses for continuing students and upon completion of two ART studio courses for transfer students and students who have changed majors. 

Distinctive Requirements for Degree Program: A minimum grade of C (2.000) or better is required in ART 350,   ART 351, ART 450, ART 451.   

Freshman
Semester 1CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 105Issues and Practices in Art X 1
ART 110Global Art History IX  3
ART 135Foundations - Form and ObservationX  3
ART 160Foundations - Color and CompositionX  3
CO 150College Composition (GT-CO2) X1A3
Diversity and Global Awareness X3E3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 2CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 111Global Art History IIX  3
ART 120Foundations--Time and StructureX  3
ART 170Foundations - Materials and SpaceX  3
Arts and Humanities X3B3
Quantitative ReasoningX 1B3
CO 150 must be completed by the end of Semester 2.X   
 Total Credits   15
Sophomore
Semester 3CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 212Global Art History IIIX  3
Select two courses from the following:   6
Photo Image Making I    
Drawing I    
Pottery I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Beginning Painting    
Printmaking I-Introduction to Printmaking    
Sculpture I    
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A4
Historical Perspectives  3D3
Portfolio review recommended by the end of Semester 3. X  
 Total Credits   16
Semester 4CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 250Fibers IX  3
Select one course from the following not previously taken:   3
Photo Image Making I    
Drawing I    
Pottery I    
Metalsmithing and Jewelry I    
Introduction to Graphic Design    
Introduction to Electronic Art    
Beginning Painting    
Printmaking I-Introduction to Printmaking    
Sculpture I    
Upper-Division Art History (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab)  4A,4B3
Biological and Physical Sciences X3A3
Social and Behavioral Sciences X3C3
ART 250 must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
Portfolio review must be completed by the end of Semester 4.X   
 Total Credits   15
Junior
Semester 5CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 350Fibers IIX  4
ART Elective X 3
Upper-Division Art History (See List on Concentration Requirements Tab) X4A,4B3
Advanced Writing X23
Arts and Humanities X3B3
 Total Credits   16
Semester 6CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 351Fibers IIIX  4
Upper-Division Art Elective X 4
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective X 3
Elective X 3
 Total Credits   14
Senior
Semester 7CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 450Fibers IVX 4C4
Upper-Division Non-Art Elective X 3
Non-Art Electives (any level) X 6
 Total Credits   13
Semester 8CriticalRecommendedAUCCCredits
ART 400BFA PortfolioX  1
ART 451Fibers VX 4C4
Upper-Division Art ElectiveX  4
Upper-Division Non-Art ElectivesX  6
The benchmark courses for the 8th semester are the remaining courses in the entire program of study.X   
 Total Credits   15
 Program Total Credits:   120