TXA 652C TXA 652C. Field Experience in Textile Conservation. 6 Hours.
Participation in an approved internship after completion of all conservation science stream coursework. Students will be placed in an appropriate site under the supervision of an available professional such that students may experience collection management, artifact storage and conservation, exhibit planning/installation, environmental monitoring, and/or other museum or conservation activities. A formal agreement between the faculty supervisor and internship sponsor will govern activities and be monitored throughout the experience through assignments, regular electronic communication, and a site visit. For Textiles and Apparel 352C, a minimum of 150 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester. For Textiles and Apparel 652C, a minimum of 225 hours of supervised fieldwork for one semester. Prerequisite: Upper-division standing; and Admission to the Conservation Certificate Program, or Textiles and Apparel 219C, 119L, 354C, 354D, 354E, 354F, and 355D, and admission to the Conservation Internship Program for Conservation Science, Option IV major.
The Division of Textiles and Apparel is a place to get a broad-based education, well suited for career opportunities. Students in the Division of Textiles and Apparel enjoy a wide range of academic programs and career opportunities. They study the art of design, the science of chemistry and physics, and the application of retail and management principles, through the lens of history. Majors come in three packages: merchandising and consumer sciences; apparel, functional, and technical design; and textile conservation and museum studies. Each program provides hands-on experience with rapidly evolving retail environments, intercultural practices and customs, consumer behavior, apparel and fashion design, computer-aided design, fashion show production and event organization, garment conservation and museum management, and fiber and fabric testing. Capstone retail merchandising and apparel design programs take students to high-profile venues and provide rich opportunities in honors programs. Internships are available to enhance the educational experience and ensure strong career opportunities. Basic research is being conducted in bio-based fibers and specialized fabrics, and 3D technology to address basic human needs. Research is also conducted involving the effects of change and new technologies on the development and distribution of creative textile products. The Division of Textiles and Apparel is a marvelous place to get a broad-based education, well suited for rewarding career opportunities.