Textiles Certificate

Textiles Certificate at Harper College

Develop proficiency in working with textiles

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  • Credit hours: 10
  • Stackable to degree: No
  • Potential job outcomes: Clothing designer, dyeing machine operator, fabric patternmaker

Get an introduction to various textile techniques with this 10-credit-hour certificate program. Designed to give you a basic overview of the textile area of the fashion design industry, this program will help you develop proficiency in textile techniques, such as embroidery, dyeing, and printing. 

Harper College’s academic facilities simulate the professional atmosphere of the fashion industry. Gain real-world experience by participating in the annual Student Fashion Show, which features original student work. Harper is also home to Studio V, a professional student-run boutique. After completing this program, you’ll be prepared to seek entry-level employment in the fashion design industry.

Certificate program requirements

This 10 credit-hour certificate is designed to provide students with an introduction to various textile techniques and proficiency in techniques of choice. The study of textiles includes the technical structure of fabrics and methods of fabrication as well as surface design, which covers a range of techniques for altering or embellishing, such as embroidery, printing, dyeing, applique, etc. This program offers the fiber artist opportunities to explore the technical processes with the artistic development of textiles.

Required:

Number Course Title Credits
FAS 107 3

Description: Studies basic design and color principles in development of creative fabrics. General analysis and identification of fabrics and employment of various methods such as weaving, printing and dyeing.

FAS 108 3

Description: Continues FAS 107. Techniques in fabric construction and surface design are studied.

Prerequisite: FAS 107 with a grade of C or better.

FAS 117 2

Description: Introduces students to methods of fabric construction and surface design techniques, such as weaving, knitting, felting, beading, embroidery, appliqué, and fabric printing.

Prerequisite: FAS 107

FAS 118 2

Description: Continues the study of fabric construction and surface design techniques, such as weaving, knitting, felting, beading, embroidery, appliqué, and fabric printing.

Prerequisite: FAS 117 with a grade of C or better.

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Next steps

For more information about the Textile Certificate program, contact Admission Outreach at 847.925.6700, or submit a request information form. You can also apply online.

Please note: This program is not eligible for financial aid.