Fashion Design

Fashion design focuses on designing and creating clothing and accessories.

For this major you’ll take lots of fashion design classes. But you’ll also need to take classes in the arts, science, math, and social sciences to earn your bachelor’s degree. These extra courses help make sure that you graduate from college with all of the skills you’ll need to prepare for a successful career as a fashion designer.

Sample Courses

Fashion Design Courses:

  • Fashion Fundamentals
  • Fashion Visuals
  • Fashion Fabrics
  • Fashion Technology
  • Fashion Drawing I
  • Fashion Drawing II
  • Apparel Construction
  • History of Costume
  • Flat Pattern
  • Draping
  • Contemporary Fashion Designers
  • Fashion Portfolio I
  • Fashion Portfolio II
  • Fashion Design Studio
  • Florence Fashion Design Studio
  • New York Design Studio
  • Fashion Internship
  • Senior Design Thesis

General Curriculum Requirements:

  • Arts Courses: Art, History, Languages, Literature, Music
  • Math Courses: Algebra, Calculus, Computer Science, Logic, Statistics
  • Natural Sciences Courses: Astronomy, Biology, Chemistry, Environmental Science, Physics
  • Social Sciences Courses: Anthropology, Economics, Government, Psychology, Sociology
Design Major Sydney S.

“I am a freshman in college currently, and I am majoring in design. I chose design because I’ve always known that that was something that I wanted to do. I wasn’t really sure exactly where I stood as a designer if I wanted to do interior design or set design or costume design. I just knew that design was where I needed to be.”

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