What is the Anni Albers Scholars Program?
The Anni Albers Scholars Program (Bachelor of Art + Design and Bachelor of Science Dual Degree), a collaboration between the NC State University world-renowned colleges of Textiles and Design, provides students with exemplary preparation in both design and in textile technology. This collaboration provides an unparalleled undergraduate education combining professional skills in design with extensive technological knowledge. Students completing the Anni Albers Program will earn two undergraduate degrees: Bachelor of Science in Textile Technology and Bachelor of Art and Design. The program is named for a designer who exemplifies the ideals and goals to which the program aspires: textile designer and artist Anni Albers.
Who is Anni Albers?
Anni Albers was educated in the Weaving Workshop at the Bauhaus and later immigrated to the United States and designed at Black Mountain School in North Carolina. She has provided generations of American textile designers and fiber artists a philosophical framework and standard of excellence against which to measure progress and achievement.
The curriculum includes one set of courses to fulfill the General Education Requirements, arranged to meet the specified choices in both curricula. For students who begin the Albers program as a Freshman or Sophomore, the degree requires five (5) academic years to complete. For students who transfer in later, the time required to complete the program varies and must be assessed on an individual basis.
Visit the Anni Albers Scholars web site for additional information on the program. http://www.ncsu.edu/www/ncsu/design/sod5/anni_albers/