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The MS in Textile Design program at Thomas Jefferson University blends aesthetic, conceptual, creative skills with emerging technologies. In our collaborative maker spaces, students turn innovative ideas into industry-leading products.
State-of-the-art facilities in the Fashion & Textiles Futures Center enable students to put professional skills into practice. From an extensive range of hand equipment to highly computerized technology, you have access to the tools to extend and expand your creative vision. Design studio courses comprise the majority of the coursework in the MS program, with design research and ideation emphasized from the beginning.
Graduate students select knit design, print design or woven design as a primary area of practice. Courses are taught by active members of the textile design field: artists, design directors, authors and researchers. Visiting artists and guest lecturers expand the educational experience, bringing immersive opportunities to the classroom experience.
Partnerships with industry thought leaders, national and international design competitions and exhibitions at global trade shows provide practical experience as students prepare for graduation. Internships are strongly supported and encouraged during the course of study. The MS in Textile Design program gives graduates a commanding competitive edge in the global textile marketplace with our graduates attaining positions in all areas of the industry — from national and international firms to boutique specialty firms.
Hear firsthand from our students and faculty about what it's like to be a Textile Design major.
MS in Textile Design Program Now STEM Eligible
STEM eligibility allows international students on an F-1 student status to apply for an additional two years of work authorization after an initial 12-month period of Post-completion Optional Practical Training (OPT) in the United States if they meet the required criteria.
For more information about OPT and F-1 student status, please visit Jefferson Office of International Affairs website.
Study Textile Design at the first textile school in the country. Build on the legacy and establish your future in our immersive, collaborative and proven curriculum. The MS in Textile Design program blends creative skills with emerging technologies. In studios and classrooms, turn innovative ideas into impactful products with Thomas Jefferson University's state-of-the-art facilities, industry partnerships and real-world experience.
- Learn from global textile design leaders.
- Participate in sponsored projects, national and international design competitions and exhibitions at international trade shows.
- Find your place in the rich legacy of textile design through internships and career opportunities