This blended program offers opportunities for graduate study, research, and creative work in the areas of costume and textile history, and quilt studies.
The University of Nebraska–Lincoln Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design allows students to concentrate their coursework in textile history with a quilt studies emphasis.
This graduate program is offered through a combination of distance technology and on-campus instruction. Students are required to come to the Lincoln campus for one semester (January-May) and for the internship presentation and final oral examination at the conclusion of their program.
This non-thesis degree option is a 36-credit hour program. Up to nine graduate credit hours may be transferred from another fully accredited institution in the field of textiles, clothing and design or in a supporting field such as history, art history or museum studies, subject to the approval of the supervisory committee.
Courses may be completed on a non-degree basis for personal or professional enrichment or as part of the 30- or 36-hour degree programs.
Department resources include a historic textile and costume collection with over 4,000 pieces maintained in a state-of-the-art climate controlled environment. Internship opportunities in museum and gallery settings, as well as domestic and international study programs are available.
Tailor your program of study
Students at the master's level may concentrate their coursework in costume or textile history, or quilt studies. Individual programs may include coursework in business, history, anthropology, art, art history, as well as textiles, clothing and design.
In consultation with a faculty adviser, each student plans an individualized course of study linking background interest with research or creative interests of departmental faculty and educational resources.
A degree to consider
The program is designed for persons interested in analyzing the complex ways gender, class, ethnicity, aesthetics, politics, religion and technology find expression in the textile arts, quilt-making traditions, design and culture.
Home Campus: University of Nebraska - Lincoln
Method of Delivery: Blended Program - what's this?
Some components of the program are synchronous, meaning students and instructor interact in real time. These meetings may be online or face-to-face/on campus.
All online courses are accessed via the Internet and use a learning management system. Technology requirements may vary by program and course, but all campuses have basic recommended requirements. High-speed Internet is required.
Interaction with professors and other students may include:
- Online discussion boards
- Phone or video conferencing
- Other forms of electronic and print communication
Supplemental materials for some courses may include:
- Printed material and scanned documents
- Digital resources accessed through university libraries
- Videos accessed via the Internet, CDs or DVDs
- Other media
To be successful, students taking online classes should be reasonably comfortable using a computer and the Internet. Learn more about online student tips for success.