Curriculum

Students are supported and encouraged to take internships and gain as much real-world experience while studying at Thomas Jefferson University. Below is a typical course sequence for a textile design undergraduate student. For specific scheduling information please contact the program director.

Total: 129-133 credits

FIRST YEAR (33-34 credits)

Major Courses

  • Design Essentials (Fall)
  • Drawing Essentials (Fall)
  • Survey of the Textile Industry (Fall)
  • Drawing: Materials and Methods
  • Knitting Technology I (Spring)
  • Textile Studio 1: Ideation (Spring)

Hallmarks Core

  • Pathways Seminar
  • Writing Seminar I: Written Communication
  • Debating U.S. Issues
  • Mathematics
  • Physical Education or Service Learning (1 credit)

DEC Core

  • Process: Integrative Design Process

SECOND YEAR (31 credits)

Major Courses

  • Weave Technology I
  • Textile Design Studio 2: Fashion (Fall)
  • History of Western Art 1 or 2
  • Textile Design Studio 3: Interiors (Spring)
  • History of Textiles and Costumes 

Hallmarks Core

  • Ethics
  • Global Diversity
  • Writing Seminar II: Multimedia Communication

DEC Core

  • Science (Select one DECSYS)
  • Framework: Business Models

THIRD YEAR (32-33 credits)

Major Courses

  • Textile Design Studio 4: Performance (Fall)
  • Textile Printing Technology
  • Textile Design Designated Elective
  • Textile Design Management
  • Color, Dyeing & Finishing (Lecture and Lab, 4 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • American Diversity
  • Global Citizenship
  • Debating Global Issues
  • Science: General Chemistry (Fall)

DEC Methods

  • Integrative Seminar: Ethnographic Research Methods

FOURTH YEAR (33-35 credits)

Major Courses

  • Textile Materials
  • Textile Design Capstone 1 and 2
  • Seminar: Textile and Apparel Industry Issues
  • [2] Textile Design Designated Electives (Fall and Spring, 6 credits)
  • [4] Free Electives or Minor  (12 credits)

Hallmarks Core

  • Capstone Folio Workshop