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Bachelor of Craft and Design (Textiles) (Honours)
Bachelor of Craft and Design (Textiles) (Honours)

Bachelor of Craft and Design (Textiles) (Honours)

  • ID:SC010096
  • Level:4-Year Bachelor's Degree
  • Duration:
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  • Type:Full-time

Fees (CAD)

  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,525.60
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$580.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$131.25
  • Application Fee:$100.00
  • TuitionFee/Year:$19,525.60
  • LivingFee/Year:$11,000.00
  • InsuranceFee/Year:$580.00
  • OtherFee/Year:$131.25

* Health Science Pre-Admission Testing Charge, Identification Card

Estimated Total/program:
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Admission Requirements

Entry requirements:

Program Eligibility

Ontario Secondary School Diploma or equivalent, including these required courses:

  • ​English, Grade 12

plus

  • ​One Grade 11 or 12 Visual Arts credit at the M or Open level or a portfolio
  • Four* other Grade 12 credits
  • Minimum 65% overall average

*Applicants presenting without the senior level Visual Arts credit must have five other Grade 12 credits

OR

Two semesters of postsecondary education, including required courses, with a minimum 65% overall average.

English requirements:

  • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language), 88 (21L,W,S,R) iBT (Internet-based TOEFL) or 570 Paper-based

  • TOEFL iBT Special Home Edition**, 88 (21L,W,S,R)

  • iTEP Academic**, 3.9

  • IELTS (International English Language Testing System) Academic Module, 6.5 – Overall Band Score with no Band below 6.0

  • PTE A (Pearson Test of English Academic), 60 – Overall Minimum Score (57L,W,S,R)

  • FCE (Cambridge English: First), 176 – Cambridge English Scale or FCE A

  • CAE (Cambridge English: Advanced), 180 – Cambridge English Scale or CAE C

  • CPE (Cambridge English: Proficiency), 200 – Cambridge English Scale or CPE C

  • Sheridan EAP (English for Academic Purposes), 75%

  • Sheridan EPA (English Proficiency Assessment), 4.5 – Listening Band 4.5 – Reading Combined Band CLB 8 - Writing

Other requirements:

  • Applicant Selection

  • Eligible applicants are selected on the basis of previous academic achievement (the average of their six highest senior-level credits, including required courses) and the results of their portfolio, provided the portfolio is required in place of the senior level Visual Arts credits.

  • Applicants who do not meet the admission requirements for this program will be assessed and advised individually and may be considered for other, related programs.

  • Sheridan Degree Entrance Scholarship

  • Sheridan is pleased to provide an Entrance Scholarship in the amount of $1,500 to select applicants in this degree program.

Course Information

Our Craft and Design Textiles Studio incorporates a full range of textile processes and techniques to take ideas from design to creation.

Design and create outstanding work

Our Textiles Studio provides a range of traditional and contemporary techniques and methods. Learning from design professionals in our state-of-the-art facilities, you'll get hands-on experience in 2D and 3D fibre-specific approaches, including printing, weaving, dyeing, off-loom techniques, digital design and sewing. We foster and encourage experimentation and exploration of the fibre medium.

Our commitment to sustainable practices

With a growing awareness of sustainable industry practices, the Textiles Studio is committed to doing our part. We purchase our dyes from reputable suppliers and grow and harvest our own natural dyes in our Dye Garden, right here on campus. You'll also help to care for our Dye Garden, making a positive environmental impact and embracing greener textile practices.

Get a foundation in all Craft and Design studios

Our program provides a collaborative, interdisciplinary approach to Craft and Design. You'll major in your studio of choice while building skills in the four other disciplines. You'll work with students and faculty from across all five studios on interdisciplinary projects that bring together a range of expertise and experiences to explore the potential of contemporary art, craft and design.

Additional information

As a Textiles major, you'll work in one of North America's leading facilities. Our creative, supportive learning environment makes the Sheridan Textiles Studio an ideal place to prepare for your future.

Bachelor of Craft and Design courses are held at our Trafalgar Road Campus in Oakville, Ontario.

Learning Outcomes

The successful completion of this program will enable the graduate to:

  • Develop innovative solutions, appropriate to the target market.

  • Plan and execute the creation of objects following a creative process of research, ideation, visualization, analysis, production and evaluation.

  • Critically evaluate design decisions and develop defensible lines of argument that support those decisions.

  • Explore the potential of materials and processes to develop unique and innovative objects.

  • Develop a personal aesthetic that differentiates the work from that of their peers.

  • Incorporate knowledge of contemporary and historical art and design theories, principles and historical practices in the conceptualization and development of studio work.

  • Synthesize material from other academic disciplines in order to enrich and inform studio practice.

  • Integrate appropriate research methodologies to sustain a professional practice.

  • Engage in meaningful discourse regarding the larger social context of a craft or design practice.

  • Integrate the principles of visual language and design in the development of studio work.

  • Produce innovative objects that reflect a critical understanding of contemporary art, craft and design issues.

  • Create work for a variety of social and cultural contexts such as speculative work for galleries, client-driven commissions, trade shows, and varied levels of production.

  • Exhibit self-direction in project conceptualization and realization.

  • Participate effectively in the critique process, both in giving and receiving feedback.

  • Work collaboratively and respectfully in multidisciplinary teams, taking on a leadership role as needed.

  • Integrate knowledge of ethical and legal frameworks with effective business practices in dealing with clients, colleagues, suppliers and employers.

  • Apply project management principles and workflow processes to plan, deliver and evaluate projects.

  • Incorporate a variety of networking, financial, marketing and promotional skills in order to build and sustain a professional practice.

  • Create a business plan to support the development of a professional practice.

  • Evaluate outsourcing opportunities where applicable to the fabrication of work.

  • Apply a variety of technologies and materials and studio-specific processes to the creation of studio work.

  • Use photography and digital image manipulation as a means for documentation and promotion of studio work.

  • Use two and three dimensional design software in the development of studio work.

  • Implement ergonomic principles and health and safety standards in the studio environment.

  • Exhibit behaviour respectful of the studio environment and the academic community.

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Semester 1

  • Textiles Studio Courses, ,

  • TXTL 17721, Textiles 1: Form, 3

  • TXTL 10009, Textiles 1: Surface, 3

  • General Electives, ,

  • , Alternate Media Ceramics, 3

  • , Alternate Media Glass,

  • , Alternate Media Industrial Design,

  • , Alternate Media Textiles,

  • , Note: Students take two modules of 7 weeks duration each in a studio that is not their major.,

  • DESN 16367, 2D Visual Communication,

  • HIST 17028, Art and Design History 1, 3

  • ENGL 17889GD, Composition and Rhetoric, 3 

  • ARTS 17198, Design/Drawing Elective: Sketching & Drawing Fundamentals, 3

  • OR, ,

  • DESN 11044, Technical Design Drawing, 3 

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 2

  • Textiles Studio Courses , ,

  • DESN 14178, Textiles 2: Sewing and Construction, 3

  • TXTL 16048, Textiles 2: Dye & Print Processes, 3

  • General Electives, ,

  • , Alternate Media Furniture, 3

  • , Students take two modules of 7 weeks duration each in a studio that is not their major.,

  • DESN 14717, Digital 2D Visual Communication, 3

  • HIST 16367, Art and Design History 2, 3

  • , Elective Breadth, 3

  • DESN 10229, Design/Drawing Elective Intro to CAAD, 3

  • OR, ,

  • ARTS 18263, Object Drawing, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 3

  • Textiles Studio Courses, ,

  • , Textiles: Design Approaches, 3

  • , Surface Design 1, 3

  • General Electives, ,

  • , Studio Electives 1 (Select any studio course that does not have a prerequisite.), 3

  • , Interdisciplinary Project 1, 3

  • , Elective Breadth, 3

  • , Elective Breadth, 3

  • , Design/Drawing Elective: How Things Work, 3

  • OR, ,

  • , Object Drawing, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 4

  • Textiles Studio Courses, ,

  • , Textiles: Practices, 3

  • , Textiles: Form and Structure, 3

  • General Electives, ,

  • , Studio Electives 2, 3

  • , Intro to Digital Photography, 3

  • , Design/Drawing Elective: Digital Forms 1, 3

  • OR, ,

  • , Form, Structure & Surface, 3

  • , Studio History, 3 

  • , Elective Breadth, 3

  • TOTAL:, 21

Semester 5

  • Textiles Studio Courses, ,

  • , Textiles: Series and Scale, 3

  • , Textiles: Textile Investigations, 3

  • , Digital Surface Design, 3

  • General Electives, ,

  • , Interdisciplinary Project 2, 3

  • , Design/Drawing Elective: Digital Forms 2, 3

  • OR, ,

  • , Studio Photography, 3

  • , Contemporary Issues in Design, 3 

  • , Elective Breadth, 3 

  • TOTAL:, 12

Semester 6

  • Textiles Studio Courses, ,

  • , Digital Textile Design, 3

  • , Textiles: Concept and Practice, 3

  • General Electives, ,

  • , Professional Practices, 3

  • , Thesis Preparation, 3

  • , Elective Breadth, 3

  • , Elective Breadth,

  • TOTAL:, 18

Semester 7

  • , Thesis Seminar 1, 3

  • , Thesis Execution 1, 6

  • , Business Models, 3

  • , Interdisciplinary Project, 3

  • , Elective Breadth, 3

  • TOTAL:, 18

Semester 8

  • , Thesis Seminar 2, 3

  • , Thesis Execution 2, 6

  • , Marketing and Promotion, 3

  • , Elective Breadth, 3

  • TOTAL:, 15

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Career Opportunity

Career Opportunity

Whether you become an independent artist, seek studio employment or pursue graduate studies, we prepare you for your career through interdisciplinary projects, work placement programs, field trips, industry visits, competitions, visiting artists and lecturers, research and studio-based work.

Here are some jobs you might find:

  • Textile Artist for Theatre or Film

  • Textile Design for Fashion, Interiors, or Product

  • Design Consultant

  • Entrepreneur

  • Educator

  • Gallerist or Curator

  • Artist / Craftsperson

  • Textile Technologist

Ability to settle

Overseas Student Health Cover

Health and Dental Plan - International: 580CAD/ per year

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