Quilt Studies, Graduate Certificate

Graduate Certificate in Quilt Studies

University of Nebraska - Lincoln

  • Fully Online
  • 12
  • $357.00
  • $750.00

Why Pursue This Program

The online Quilt Studies, Graduate Certificate explores quilts and quiltmaking traditions within the context of history, art, culture, and technology.

Students of the Quilt Studies, Graduate Certificate gain:

  • A fascinating point of entry into the history of humankind.
  • Extensive knowledge of aesthetics and how they apply to quiltmaking.
  • Skills to evaluate the influence of social, political, artistic and technological developments on quilting.

This program is offered by the Department of Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design. Quilts tell us about the artistic and social values of a time or place. The history of quilts provides a continuum through which we can observe the development of art and technology. In this sense, quilt studies are the study of human society across time and culture. The program allows graduate and post-baccalaureate students to gain scholarly credentials in Quilt Studies.

The Quilt Studies certificate strengthens the credentials of:

  • Curators
  • Collection managers
  • Appraisers
  • Collectors 
  • Educators

The University of Nebraska-Lincoln is an international leader in the field of quilt studies with its renowned International Quilt Museum (IQM) and its comprehensive collection of quilts spanning five centuries and representing quiltmaking traditions around the world.

Career Outlook: Craft artists create usable handmade objects for everyday use, which include pottery, glassware and textiles. Quilters are a form of craft artists that create quilts for exhibition or everyday use. According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the job outlook for Craft and Fine Artists is growing at a rate of 6%, which is about as fast as average.

What's it like to take a program online?

Quality learning experience

The University of Nebraska has offered distance education courses for more than 100 years so you can expect a quality, rigorous experience. Online courses are often highly interactive with faculty and students communicating through e-mail, discussion forums and chat groups. You’ll have direct access to world-class faculty – researchers who are experts in their fields or practitioners with real-world experience. Also, you’ll be part of a community of learners and can benefit from the perspectives of students from across the globe.


Online learning gives you the flexibility and freedom to attend your classes wherever is convenient to you. You can save time and money by being able to continue to work and by avoiding relocation or travel costs. You will be required to complete assignments in a certain timeframe, but in most instances, you can log in and complete coursework during the time of day that works best for you. You aren’t tied to a specific class time.

Service you expect from a leading University

Online learners at the University of Nebraska have access to the same student services available to on-campus students. An academic adviser will guide you along your journey, library services are available to help you excel in your program and career services are available when you are ready to take your next step. These are just a few of the services in place to help you succeed.

About Faculty

University of Nebraska online courses are taught by expert faculty who embody the qualities resulting from research experience and professional/field experience. Students learn from faculty with a variety of backgrounds, many of whom are published researchers in their fields. NU faculty who teach online do so in a way that optimizes learning within the online modality and because technology enables students to access education they may otherwise may not be able to pursue.