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Ruth Bowman
David Brackett
Mary Anne Jordan (Chair)
Danielle Yakle


The Textile area is part of the Department of Design in the School of the Arts at the University of Kansas. The Design Department is housed in the Art & Design Building on the main campus.

The 100,000 square foot facility is home to both the KU Art and Design Departments. Together the departments have approximately 50 faculty, teaching an average of 900 students in a comprehensive visual arts program. The building maintains shared facilities including a large exhibition gallery, photo services, a computer lab, and a complete woodshop.

The Textile area offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts and Master of Fine Arts in Textiles/Fibers.


The textile area includes two large weaving studios, a screenprinting studio, a computer lab, dye-room, classroom space, a large communal studio for Seniors, and a "Resource Room." The Resource Room is organized and maintained by students and it houses all of the community tools, a yarn supply, light tables and other small equipment available for student use.

There are about 30 Macomber floor looms ranging from four to sixteen harnesses and ranging in width from twenty-four to sixty inches. There are two forty-eight inch AVL computerized looms. The screenprinting studio is equipped with five print tables (4 1/2' x 16'), a large exposure unit for photo screen exposure, and a screenwashing room equipped with a power washer. An additional classroom has another 5-6 smaller (4' x 8') print tables. The dye-room has a large sink with a ventilation hood, commercial gas burners, stovetop fabric steamers, and washer and dryer.

Senior level Textile Area majors share a large studio space that is for their use only (not to be shared with other undergraduate classes). Every graduate student is provided with a private and secure studio area.

BA (undergraduate)

BA degree check sheets:

For students who entered KU prior to Fall 2011
For students who entered KU Fall 2011 or later

BFA (undergraduate)

BFA degree check sheets:

For students who entered KU prior to Fall 2011
For students who entered KU Fall 2011 or later

MFA (graduate)


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