New Textile Design

June 27, 2020
19 of

Fall 1

  • TXDN 2910 The Whole Cloth Experience: Weave & Machine Knit
  • TXDN 2900 Principles of Surface Design: Structure & Colour
  • TXDN 2901 Digital Tools and Techniques for Surface Design
  • COMM 2900 Communication for Visual Artists
  • Choose one of the following four:

  • DRAW 2900 Directions in Drawing: Traditional and Contemporary
  • DRAW 2901 Life Drawing: Structure and Form
  • DRAW 2902 Watercolour: Exploring Water-Based Materials
  • DRAW 2904 Drawing: Time and Narrative
  • Winter 1

  • TXDN 2911 The Whole Cloth Experience: Felt, Resist Dye & Screen Print
  • TXDN 2912 The Whole Cloth Experience: Natural Dyes & Spinning
  • HIST 2190 Evolution of Textiles
  • Choose one of the following three:

  • TXDN 2909 Knit: Stitch & Design
  • TXDN 2913 Print: Digital Design
  • TXDN 2914 Weave: Four-Harness Structures
  • Choose one the following two:

  • DSGN 2901 3D Design: Shaping Space
  • DSGN 2902 3D Digital Design: Shaping Space
  • Spring 1

  • TXDN 3901 Manipulating Fabric: Patterns & Sewing
  • HIST 3903 Myth, Magic and the Human Form
  • Fall 2

  • TXDN 3911 Designing for Production
  • TXDN 3905 Print: Repeat Pattern & Product Design
  • TXDN 3906 Weave: Multi Shaft
  • TXDN 3907 Knit: Stitch & Structures
  • Choose one the following three:

  • TXDN 3908 Print: Computer Assisted Design
  • TXDN 3909 Weave: Computer Assisted Design
  • TXDN 3910 Knit: Computer Assisted Design
  • Choose one of the following two:

  • ENTR 3905 Preparing for the Retail Market — Fine Craft
  • ENTR 3906 Preparing for Professional Life
  • Winter 2

  • TXDN 3915 Designing for Felt
  • TXDN 3912 Print: Designing for Collections
  • TXDN 3913 Weave: Complex Applications
  • TXDN 3914 Knit: Designing for Collections
  • Choose one the following six:

  • AVVA 3908 Designing Bodies
  • DRAW 3000 Painting in Acrylics
  • DRAW 3001 Imagery, Sources and Development
  • DSGN 3001 Creative Design Exploration
  • DSGN 3002 3D Digital Design and Production
  • DSGN 3916 Book Art Design
  • ENTR 3121 Digital Communication and Marketing
  • ENTR 3907 Preparing for Wholesale Market — Fine Craft
  • Spring 2

  • INST 3902 Senior Practicum
  • INST 3903 Senior Project
  • Career Possibilities

    NBCCD Textile Design graduates have found employment in many areas. Graduates gain transferable skills allowing them to have careers such as:

  • Textile and Fashion Designer
  • Interior Designer
  • Fashion Consultant
  • Entrepreneur/Business Owner
  • Weaver
  • Marketer
  • Buyer
  • Educator
  • Artisan and/or Craftsperson
  • Admission Requirements
  • $50 Application Fee (1)
  • An official transcript of marks indicating Certificate – Foundation Visual Arts (FVA) from NBCCD OR
  • An official transcript of marks indicating at least 1 year post-secondary education
  • OR equivalent experience (2)
  • Portfolio Submission
  • Interview
  • (1) The $50 application fee is in Canadian dollars, applies to Canadian citizens and Permanent Residents and is non-refundable and subject to change without notice. International applicants pay a $100 Canadian application fee. See International Students for more information.

    (2) Equivalent experience is determined by the College assessing your combination of learning and experience through recognition of prior learning. If you are 21 years of age and have past experience, you may be assessed as a Mature Applicant.

    The College may contact you for an interview, it is important to consider why you want to study with us and your future goals.

    Portfolio Requirements
    1. We value your life experience in assessing your application, so please provide us with a copy of your resume.
    2. Please write a one-page letter of intent which includes your:
  • reasons for wanting to study with us,
  • interests in the arts (contemporary or historical) and
  • plans and goals for the future.
    1. For a full experience at our College, it is best to have an appreciation of the history of visual culture. Please identify a piece of art/craft/design from a particular historical period (include a picture of this work). In a one-page essay, describe the work in your own words, what is significant about this work and what it says about visual culture.
    2. To ensure that you are well prepared for direct entry into this program, we need to get an idea of your creative abilities. We will also be looking for your dexterity and imagination. To assess this, please provide:
  • 5 images of things that you have created, such as, but not limited to: collage, woodworking, ceramics, painting, photography, knitting, poetry, creative writing, music, video, sewing, etc. Please note that the images you send do not necessarily need to be associated with this studio.
  • If you have drawing experience, please include:
  • one life drawing showing the human figure and
  • one still-life drawing.
  • If you have not had previous drawing experience, just let us know. We may adjust your program to include some basic drawing instruction.

    Please don’t submit originals. Three-dimensional work should be photographed and presented digitally. For good digital image quality, your image files should be jpegs and sized around 1024 x 768px @ 72 dpi. For video clips, please post on Vimeo or YouTube and send us the link, keeping them 2 to 3 minutes each. For each image, please include a written description, a notation of the media used in producing the work and the date of completion. Be sure to label your portfolio with your name, contact information, and return address.

    Once you have completed your portfolio, it can be mailed, emailed or delivered in person to:

    Instructors & Technicians


  • Jan Brooks, Coordinating Instructor
  • Jackie Bourque
  • Lorraine Hodgins
  • Rachel MacGillivray
  • Denise Richard
  • Technician

  • Kent Jensen
  • Bronwyn Gallagher
  • Apply Now

    Go to the Admission Requirements to start the application process. This page will also provide more details and info on where to mail your transcript of marks, cash, cheques and/or money order.

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