Bachelor of Fine Arts

The fashion design program trains students to create fashions with a global perspective and develop an understanding of the fundamentals needed to be a designer in the fashion industry. Students combine in their studies the domain of fine art high couture and of commerce. They learn to create both one-of-a-kind and ready-to-wear garments as well as accessory design and theatrical costume, using traditional and nontraditional materials. Students in the program learn to design and construct garments for women and men. Fashion students have designed for the Chadwick's division of Redcats USA, Radici Spandex, Levi Strauss, Sommers Plastic, Stride Rite, and Go-Pak Outerwear and the Italian Trade Commission. The curriculum encourages creative expression built on a foundation of technical development.