Student weaving in textiles studio.

In Textiles you experiment with new materials, technologies and techniques to design and create innovative fabric and fine art. Faculty work closely with both graduate and undergraduate students to help you develop a personal vision and an understanding of larger artistic, social and cultural contexts.


After RISD, Textiles alumni energize the field by expressing their personal vision. Many work as surface, pattern and fabric designers for large corporations or small studios, while others create exotic knitwear, establish small production companies, produce performance pieces, make fine art, teach, curate, run galleries and more.