Fashion Design

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

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About the Program

The fashion design curriculum offers technical and design courses that provide skills required in the fashion industry. Individual designs are presented in two-dimensional form, developed and perfected through techniques used in the fashion industry, and then executed in final and three-dimensional form in fabrics appropriate to the design. Junior design students are encouraged to complete internships in the fashion industry in New York City. Internships provide not only experience but industry contacts, and are strongly recommended. They may be conducted primarily during the summer semester.

The department also offers a concentration in fashion merchandising

Some classes you might take in this major:

  • Fashion Communication
  • Patternmaking
  • Design Theory and Illustration
  • Textiles for the Fashion Industry
  • CLO3D

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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