Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

The Marist-LdM Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design offers a rich experience and an opportunity to acquire industry skills in the areas of design, illustration, textiles, pattern development and digital technology. The bachelor’s program not only allows undergraduate students to learn the practical and theoretical knowledge necessary to succeed but to also meet the challenges of working in the highly competitive fashion industry.

Marist-LdM four-year degree in Fashion Design is a multifaceted program that lays a solid theoretical foundation which includes the history of fashion and moves on to more practical skills such as developing techniques for fashion figure drawing and discovering how to bring designs to reality. The courses offer fashion design majors the chance to learn by working with faculty who are well-connected fashion industry professionals. Thanks to their experience and expertise in the field, LdM faculty help students gain a broad understanding of all aspects of the fashion industry. 

Marist-LdM Fashion Design bachelor students have access to LdM Fashion Department facilities and resources, including a sewing lab equipped with mannequins and industrial sewing machines for learning all the necessary techniques used in realizing designed items. B.F.A. students are provided with the tools for research in all areas of fashion, while computers and professional software give them the edge to operate as future fashion professionals.


Portfolio Requirement : Students wishing to enter the Fashion Design major must submit a portfolio of original work.


Introduction to the Fashion Industry

Fashion Figure Drawing

Fashion Design I: Drawing and Color/Fashion Illustration I

Design Studio Techniques/Design Sewing Techniques

Apparel Development II/Draping 1

Apparel Development I/Pattern Making I

Textiles/Textiles Science

Fashion Design II: Presentation/Fashion Illustration II

Fashion Design Computer Principles

Product Development

Apparel Development III/ Working Group Project in Fashion Des.

History of 20th Century Fashion/History of Italian Fashion

Design Computer Principles II

Fashion Design III: Studio/Fashion Design Workshop

Fashion Employment Seminar/Fashion Employment Seminar

Senior Runway collection/Collection Development

Portfolio in Fashion Design

Runway Collection II/ Collection Production


Course Requirements (9 Credits)

History of Western Art I/Art History I OR History of Western Art II/Art History II

History of Costume

Information & Computer Literacy


Core / Liberal Studies & Foundation Requirements (42-45 Credits)

Elective Course Requirements (16-19 Credits)

Total Requirement for Graduation (120 Credits)

Please contact [email protected] for more information on this program.