Curriculum Guide


Heather Macali MFA, UW-Madison, Associate Professor, Fashion and Fibers and Fibers area coordinator
     Research Interests: contemporary fiber arts; textiles; textile design.


Program description:

  • To train students to acquire technical skills in weaving and fabric decoration.
  • To become familiar with materials, sources, and major current developments in the fiber field.
  • To enable students to formulate and express creative ideas in fiber-based media through the use of color, design, and pictorial vocabularies.
  • To enable students to compile portfolios suited to presentations, i.e., including sketches, actual work samples and photographs of work.
  • To develop and articulate career objectives.

What makes this program unique?

  • Weaving, Fabric Printing and Dyeing
  • Advanced Studio Spaces for Upperclassmen
  • Michigan Surface Design
  • Workshops
  • Guest Speakers

What can you do with a degree in Fibers? Fibers majors working in related professions include: Fabric Designer, Apparel Designer, Pattern-maker, Textile Design, Colorist. For more careers in this field, speak to your academic advisor or the Fibers area coordinator.