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Fashion Design BFA

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion with a concentration in fashion design

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About the Program

In the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion with a concentration in fashion design program, you’ll learn to meld form and function by balancing your artistic creativity with the fashion market. You will regularly intersect with fashion merchandising students, offering you a well-rounded and practical understanding of the fashion industry—culminating in the department’s annual fashion show. You can also travel, study or intern in New York, London, Doha, Florence and more. 

As a design student, you’ll learn both the creative and professional processes for concept development, fashion illustration, patternmaking, draping and garment construction, and how technology can help you fulfill your vision. The garments you produce will be critiqued at each step of the process and juried yearly by a panel of industry professionals.

The department also offers a concentration in fashion merchandising

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Computers for Fashion I
  • Patternmaking
  • Design Theory and Illustration
  • Textiles for the Fashion Industry

Our alumni are:

  • Designers
  • Stylists
  • Social media influencers
  • Fashion entrepreneurs
  • Buyers

art foundation

The Art Foundation program (AFO) is the required first year for all undergraduate programs in the visual art and design departments. It provides you with an intellectually rigorous, studio-based experience in the fundamental issues of art and design. AFO is designed to help you foster an enthusiasm for your work and the means to reflect analytically and critically. Completion of the Art Foundation Program is a prerequisite for entry into all visual arts and design departments: Art Education, Communication Arts, Craft/Material Studies, Fashion Design, Graphic Design, Interior Design, Kinetic Imaging, Painting + Printmaking, Photography + Film, and Sculpture + Extended Media.

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