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College of the Arts
School of Fashion Design and Merchandising
226 Rockwell Hall
The Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Fine Arts degrees in Fashion Design integrate conceptual, technical and production design knowledge and skills, leading to a synthesis of the design process from concept to production. These processes include color, design and trend research; technical sketching and rendered illustration; pattern-making and garment construction; analysis of appropriate fit and fabric selection; and the ability to communicate specifications for production using industry standards appropriate to specific markets.
Fashion designers held about 22,700 jobs in 2008. About 31 percent of fashion designers worked for apparel, piece goods, and notions merchant wholesalers; and 13 percent worked for apparel manufacturers. Many others were self employed. Employment of fashion designers tends to be concentrated in regional fashion centers. In 2008, the highest numbers of fashion designers were employed in New York and California. (Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics)
Freshman Students: Applicants must have at least a 2.750 cumulative grade point average (on a 4.0 scale) and a minimum ACT composite score of 21 (or an SAT combined critical reading+math score of 980).
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Study Abroad/Away Opportunities
The School of Fashion Design and Merchandising supports multiple Study Abroad/Away Opportunities, including opportunities to study for a semester at its NYC studio and Florence campus, as well as through collaborative partnership programs with the Paris American Academy, Hong Kong Polytechnic University and American Intercontinental University in London. For more information visit the School of Fashion Design and Merchandising website or contact the Office of Global Education.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design
Fashion Student Organization (FSO); Modista: Minority Fashion Group; Fashion Journalism Team
Advanced Degree Programs
Master of Business Administration (M.B.A.)
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