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.
REQUIREMENTS FOR A BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN FASHION DESIGN
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
Fashion Design II: Presentation/Fashion Illustration II
Fashion Design Computer Principles
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)