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Fibre Arts - Textile Design

Available at: Kingston part-time


This program is for those with a passionate interest in fibre arts as a vehicle for artistic expression and creation of functional art and fine textile design. This program combines a balance of theory, studio and application skills which will culminate in recognition in the textile art field at a professional level.

Certificate Objectives

At the end of this program, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply principles of artistic design and essential skills in fibre arts to create works for one’s own enjoyment, for gallery or other exhibits, for sale or commission and/or employment in the fibre arts field.
  2. Work safely and effectively with a broad range of material and substances in the production of functional and/or non-functional fibre art creations.
  3. Critique one’s artistic works and that of others to foster an awareness of creative expression and growth in fibre arts.
  4. Communicate design and technical information effectively through artistic skills, language, and digital means to a variety of audiences.


As of September 1, 2017 this program has been reduced to 8 courses. These courses have been selected as the most critical components of this program and now you can complete the credential in a timelier manner.


Visit the Online and Continuing Education catalogue for course details and to register.


Program Name

Fibre Arts - Textile Design

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Start Dates

Program Duration


Location (Campus)

Kingston part-time

Canadian Fees

International Fees

Additional Costs

Scholarships and Bursaries

Program Outline 2020-21

ARTS 43 Design for Textiles
ARTS 109 Colour on Cloth
ARTS 91 Fibre Arts: Design, Technique and Practice
ARTS 97 Art in the 3rd Dimension
ARTS 110 Surface Design and Stitch
ARTS 113 Complex Cloth: Dyes and Pigments
ARTS 136 Textile Art - History, Diversity and Technique

Articulation & Credit Transfer Opportunities

SLC graduates have many options to continue their studies with post-secondary institutions across Canada and around the world. Agreements between SLC and other institutions that are specific to this program are listed below. In addition, there are many credit transfer pathway agreements between colleges and universities within the province of Ontario. Please also visit to search for options relevant to your program area of study.

    Admission Requirements

    Applicants to the program must hold an Ontario Secondary School Diploma (O.S.S.D.) or the equivalent or must qualify for mature student status (19 years of age or older).


    Health Requirements


    Both of my SLC experiences were great but I have to point out that my second experience as a mature student was above my expectations. As a single mother of three working part-time in retail I was very busy. I had been a stay-at-home mom and needed to retrain after my children had grown. SLC allowed me to continue being a mom, continue working part-time and still gain the skills and knowledge I needed to re-enter the professional workplace. My employment record proves it! Thank you to all of my wonderful and patient instructors!

    Michelle Briet-Gallant

    Program Contact

    Debbie Baker

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    Additional Information

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