Our college is home to opportunities — and a community — you won’t find anywhere else.
A Complete Education
Many institutions offer a textiles program or two. Only our college offers a comprehensive textiles education, backed by unmatched experiences you make your own.
Here, you can tap into the high-impact learning, extensive industry connections and worldwide engagement that are unique to us — not to mention all the resources of North Carolina’s largest university. From student-run fashion shows to senior design projects for brands like Under Armour or Red Bull, you can lead with like-minded peers.
Develop your passion for sustainability, pursue undergraduate research or study overseas in cities from Manchester to Melbourne. Tailor your experience to the things you care about. Then turn them into a fulfilling career.
For this piece, Alaina Withers (Senior - TD concentration) recreated a photo of her sister. (How cool?!) She color reduced the image before bringing it into CAD software. Alaina has been sampling double weave structures in FTD 475, a course that focuses entirely on jacquard weaving, with Assistant Professor Janie Woodbridge....
We hope you’re enjoying this day with friends, family and everyone who makes up your Pack. We also hope you enjoy this super fun animation created by our very own @lillygracebee using upcycled fabric scraps from the fashion studio. ✂️...
Ft. a ☀️ @laurensummersdesign piece to help us forget 🌨 winter!
This pretty jacket from sophomore Lauren Jones was featured in our 2022 Spring Lookbook! She created the upcycled look as part of the curriculum for FTD 200: Design Skills Workshop. See more incredible pieces from our students at the Lookbook linked in our bio....
In FTD 373, textile design students learn a library of skills each spring. The course covers fundamental fibers and how they're used. Throughout the course, students are connected to resources and #NCStateWilson alumni who act as industry mentors! The work pictured here is just one of the course's final group projects.
Learn more about the overarching goals of the class at our link in bio....
Help create a piece of #NCStateWilson history by submitting your own unique design for the 2023 bookmark! (Just like @lillygracebee did in 2022). The design contest is open now through Jan. 31 to all Wilson College faculty, staff, students and alumni.
Learn more about the contest and how to submit your designs at the 🔗 in our bio....
Alaina Withers (FTD - TD '23) and Kaeli Murphy (FTM - FDPM '23) just wrapped up at @internationaltextilealliance in High Point! The pair worked in the @richloomcontract showroom alongside designers and design directors, assisting sales reps in showing the spring 2023 fabric collections.
The experience that Wilson College alumna Abby Van Horn Ellis ('15) connected the duo with provided great networking opportunities!...
Our fashion development and product management students are designing, cutting, sewing and piecing together Senior Studio collections for their upcoming show Threads: A Student Texploration. Mark your 🗓 for Dec. 9 to check out their full collections!...
A Whole World of Textiles
Our college is tight-knit, which means everyone knows your name and you can find your niche. But you can also access everything you’d expect at one of the nation’s leading public universities, from a wealth of student organizations to world-class wellness and recreation facilities to the best entrepreneurship programming in the Southeast.
And your opportunities don’t stop at our campus in Raleigh. We’ve developed ties with some of the nation’s best companies — over the course of more than 120 years — to ensure you can pursue exciting internships and gain invaluable real-world experience. Our global reputation will open doors for you around the world.
In fact, only one other college at NC State sees a higher proportion of its students pursue study abroad — and they make it a requirement. For us, it’s one experience among many designed to maximize your college journey and prepare you for life.
Each of our degree programs offers the chance to hone your skills and deepen your education in exciting destinations that include Florence, Prague and Hong Kong. We’ve forged connections with companies worldwide to bring you superb experiences — and job opportunities.
Whatever you choose to do here, you’ll have the support of faculty, staff and other students who share your values and care deeply about your goals. From the moment you arrive, we’ll work with you to dig into your passions, map out a career path and help you access all the tools, support and guidance you need to thrive.
As a college with deep ties to the surging global textiles industry, we do everything we can to ensure our students hit the ground running after graduation. And we stay committed to your success with lifetime career services and an incomparable alumni network. Once you’re with us, we’re behind you all the way.