Costume History

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Graduate programs at the master’s level in the Department of Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design allow you to concentrate your coursework in merchandising of apparel and textiles, costume or textile history, quilt studies, textile science, and textile or apparel design. Individual programs may include coursework in business, history, art, art history, education, chemistry, and statistics as well as textiles, merchandising and fashion design. In consultation with a faculty adviser, you plan an individualized course of study linking background interest with research or creative interests of departmental faculty and educational resources of the University of Nebraska-Lincoln.

A minimum of 30 credit hours is required for the Master of Arts Degree, Option I - Thesis Option.

*Denotes courses open exclusively to graduate students.

Required Coursework in Textiles, Merchandising & Fashion Design (TMFD) (19 credits):

TMFD 807 History of Costume (Fall only) 3cr
TMFD 808 History of Textiles (Spring only) 3cr
*TMFD 809 Care and Conservation of Textile Collections (Alt. Years, Spring) 3cr
TMFD 810 Socio-Psychological Aspects of Clothing 3cr
*TMFD 874 Theory Development 1cr
*TMFD 899 Masters Thesis 3cr

Required Research Methodology Coursework (6 credits)

Select one of the following:

*TMFD 876 Artifact Analysis (Alt. Years) 3cr
*EDAD 900J Historical Methods in Educational Research 3cr
*EDPS 900K Qualitative Approaches to Educational Research 3cr
*EDPS 935 Qualitative Research 3cr
*EDPS 936 Mixed Methods in Research 3cr
SOCI 807 Strategies of Social Research: Qualitative Methods 3cr
*TMFD 875 Research Methods 3cr

Additional Coursework in TMFD (5 credits minimum):

Suggested TMFD couses:

TMFD 803 Draping 3cr
*TMFD 818 History of Quilts in the Western World (Alt. Years) 3cr
*TMFD 825 Advanced Work in Digital and Other Media for Textile Design (Alt. Years) 3cr
TMFD 890 Workshop/Seminar 1-3cr
TMFD 892 Professional Study Tour (May only) 2cr
TMFD 896 Independent Study (Textiles) 3cr
*TMFD 814 Studio Quilt Movement: Genesis and Development (online) 3cr
TMFD 815 Aesthetics and the Quilt (online) 3cr
TMFD 905D Special Topics 1-6cr
TMFD 978 Seminar in Textile History 1-3cr
TMFD 986 Seminar in Textiles, Merchandising and Fashion Design 1cr
*TMFD 997 Internship 1-9cr
  • Completion of online application through GAMES
  • Grade point average of 3.0 or higher on a 4.0 scale.
  • Minimum GRE Scores (Institution code = 6877) Verbal 150, Quantitative 141, and 4.0 Analytical Writing. For textile science students, the minimum scores are 143 Verbal, 155 Quantitative, and 4.0 Analytical Writing.   
  • Minimum TOEFL scores (International Students only) 550 on paper test, 213 on computer based test or 79 on the internet based test (Institution code – 6877).  
  • Digital Portfolio for textile design and apparel design areas of interest only.
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