Creating 2D and 3D Textile Art

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  • Type of Study:

    Part time

  • Application Closing Date:

    23rd January 2023

Course Summary

This course explores the creative and expressive qualities of textiles materials and methods within 2D & 3D applications in art practices. Students utilise visual source material imaginatively to direct textile experimentation. The course explores the formal qualities of line, shape, colour, texture, pattern, as an expressive language through a range of textile processes. Students learn how to use dyes and paints and study various forms of printing including monoprinting, transfer printing, jelly printing and silk screen printing. Students also learn about dye techniques batik and shibori. The course emphasises machine stitching and hand stitching used to embellish the textile artwork. Construction techniques, including fabric construction, cast paper making, 3D felt making, heat forming with synthetics, weaving, basketry, off-loom construction, knitting, crochet, lace are also explored.

Admission Requirements:

Students are not required to have any previous experience.


MTU Crawford College of Art & Design

All part-time programmes at MTU CCAD will run subject to sufficient student numbers. Where a programme cannot proceed, applicants will be contacted and advised on alternative study options.

Students should note that fees quoted relate to the academic year 2022-2023 only and are subject to change on an annual basis. Except where stated, course fees cover the cost of tuition only.

Course fee of €300 must be paid before attending lectures. For more information on fees, please visit fees/students

This course is offered by the MTU CCAD Department of Fine Art & Applied Art, and is located at the Sharman Crawford Street Campus, Cork.


Course commences on 24 January 2023
TUESDAYS: 6.30pm - 9.00pm
Lecturer: Caroline Smith


Award: MTU: Single Module Certification, 5 ECTS Credits at Level 7 on the National Framework of Qualifications


Module Title: detailed information Textiles: Process/Research  

Students have an opportunity to submit their work for assessment (80% attendance is required to be eligible for assessment) should they wish to gain the MTU Cork: Single Module Certification for this course.


Tutor: Caroline Smith

Caroline Smith studied Textile Design at West Surrey College of Art and Design in Farnham Surrey. Upon leaving college Caroline’s prints were commissioned by fashion designer Scott Crolla who exhibited them in his shop CROLLAS; the same prints were also exhibited at the Barbican Centre and The Royal Institute of Architects, London. Her designs were also taken to USA where they were exhibited by a textile agent.

Caroline taught in Camden London for Charity C.A.S.T. Caroline currently lectures at MTU CCAD's Department of Fine Art & Applied Art. Among the techniques she teaches are fibre manipulation, dye technology, 3d construction, stitch - hand and machine, and printmaking. Caroline also teaches Combined Materials at Kinsale College of Further Education.

Caroline has exhibited her work throughout Cork and has also had work exhibited in Dublin and Sligo where her work was chosen for the competition Iontas.

Location: MTU Crawford College of Art & Design, Sharman Crawford Street


  • Online application will open in December for course commencing on 24 January 2023.
  • Please note that applicants will be required to pay the course fee of €300 online if a place on a course is offered.
  • Note: You will not be charged for applying for the programme by clicking the 'apply now' button, you are only asked to pay the course fee if a place is offered to you and you wish to accept it.


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