Build a thought-provoking textiles practice by combining history, theory, and innovation.
Engage Your Mind and Hands
Immerse yourself in the world of contemporary art, while you explore one of the oldest aesthetic traditions in the world. In our fine arts-based Textiles Program, you’ll develop a strong historical and theoretical knowledge of the field. You’ll also build a diverse creative practice in which you explore everything from weaving to textile printing to sculptural fiber. Once you earn your bachelor of arts, you’ll be equipped to challenge others to think differently about textiles, crafts, and fine art.
Learn from Leading Textiles Artists
Study with our internationally renowned Textiles faculty at one of the preeminent textiles programs in the nation. Engage in discourse -- from gender and race to industrialization and colonization. Develop a nuanced creative practice that intertwines traditional skills like spinning and knitting with contemporary interdisciplinary strategies and cutting-edge digital technology.
Explore Cultural Traditions and Social Progress
Located in the heart of the San Francisco Bay Area, which is acclaimed for its innovative textiles, our program forwards new paradigms, like sustainable design and the slow-textiles movement, the resurgence of craft-based principles and practices, and the fine arts explorations of materiality and process. By integrating disparate environmental, cultural, and conceptual issues in the field of textiles, you’ll learn to create truly meaningful work.
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ETSY + CCA
Watch a recap of the 2011 CCA-hosted Hello Etsy summit.