COLLEGES AND UNIVERSITIES

California State University, Long Beach, School of Art, Fiber

Recognized as one of the most thorough undergraduate curriculums in the country, CSULB students receive a thorough and inclusive knowledge of textile concerns such as hand construction, loom woven and computer-aided structure, both printed and dyed surface design, book arts and papermaking, and fiber sculpture methods. 

California State University, Los Angeles, Department of Art, Fashion and Textiles

The Fashion and Textiles Option provides students a sound foundation in the visual arts as well as an understanding of the cultural and social basis of human appearance and adornment. The program prepares students for careers in the full range of fashion and textile design, merchandising, and manufacturing.

FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING, LOS ANGELES

FIDM offers 26 accredited Bachelor’s and Associate Degree programs in design and creative business. FIDM is an internationally recognized force in the Fashion, Graphics, Interior Design and Entertainment Industries. 

OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN

L.A.'s premier Art and Design School since 1918, offering BFA and MFA degrees in fine art, graphic design, fashion design, digital media, and more. Continuing Education classes in textile/surface design, undergraduate degrees in fashion design, and an annual scholarship benefit and fashion show.


LIBRARIES

ARTSGARAGE REFERENCE LIBRARY

The library @ARTSgarage began as an accidental archive of more than twenty-five years of periodicals and books on textiles, art, design, creativity, innovation, education and more. This reference library is open to all who are interested in browsing the shelves, and is available by appointment only.

CRAFT IN AMERICA STUDY CENTER RESEARCH LIBRARY

The reference library contains over one thousand books and videos and is free to the public.

LOS ANGELES COUNTY MUSEUM OF ART LIBRARIES

The Mr. and Mrs. Allan C. Balch Art Research Library at LACMA maintains an extensive, non-circulating collection of research-level materials that support the museum’s collections and programming. The library holds over 200,000 monographs, exhibition catalogs, journals, periodicals, reference resources, and current auction catalogs, as well as a growing collection of art ephemera files.

FASHION INSTITUTE DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING LIBRARY

 The FIDM Library is one of the largest specialized fashion libraries in the United States. Besides its vast collection of books, periodicals, and trade publications, the Library is noted for its Textile Design & Research and Textile & Materials rooms, both of which give students exclusive access to materials and industry resources.