Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textile and Surface Design

The textile and surface design program at Kennesaw State University emphasizes creativity and experimentation that combines design with art and technology.

You’ll be exposed to courses that include the history of fashion, apparel design graphics, international sourcing, fashion merchandising, quality assurance for textiles, advanced design and product development, and principles of marketing.  You’ll also take related courses in management, accounting, and engineering to round out your degree.

The core of the textiles and surface design program emphasizes aesthetics and creativity, two-and three-dimensional textiles and surface design skills, design technologies, the historical and cultural aspects of dress and textiles, sustainable design, and the role of textiles and surface design in a global context.



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Program Snapshot

Program Format: Face-to-Face, Online or Hybrid

Number of Credit Hours: 120 Total Hours

Entry Term: Fall, Spring, Summer

Time to Complete: Four-year Program

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Degree Pathway

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Textile and Surface Design Degree Pathway
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Textile and Surface Design Degree Benefits at Kennesaw State

  • Flexible Course Options – The Textile and Surface Design degree offers flexible options to fit your needs and a busy schedule, including online, face-to-face, and hybrid (combination online and face-to-face) courses.

  • Hands-On Experience – You will receive hands-on training through classroom work. You'll have the opportunity to work individually and participate in group projects to learn how to deliver high-quality, creative products.

  • Diverse Career Options – As a Textile and Surface Design graduate, you will have varied career choices in many industries such as fashion, industrial design, business ownership, and more.

What can you do with a textile and surface design degree?

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Textile and Surface Design degree is a gateway to various professional career areas such as:

  • Technical Fashion Design
  • International Sourcing
  • Fashion Forecasting
  • Product Development
  • Merchandising
  • Project Management
  • Apparel Marketing
  • Product Development
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Designer

Textile and Surface Design Salary and Career Information


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Double Owl Pathway

Double Owl Pathways allows undergraduate students to obtain their undergraduate and graduate degrees at significantly lower costs and in less time than pursuing each degree separately. KSU offers a variety of Pathways to choose from various disciplines, allowing students to graduate sooner and get a head start on their future careers.

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School of Art and Design

Kennesaw State University
School of Art & Design
Visual Arts Building (29), Room 202
411 Bartow Avenue
Kennesaw, GA 30144

Phone: 470-578-6139

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