Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Design Program By Drexel University |Top Universities

Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Design

Bachelor of Science Degree in Fashion Design

  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
  • Duration 48 months
The Fashion Design Program at Drexel University’s Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design educates and trains visionary designers to use an integrated approach toward the creation of contemporary fashion within the context of an expanding, yet converging global economy and society. The fusion of art, design, science and technology serves as a springboard for the production of unique apparel for the 21st century, and represents a trans-disciplinary approach that requires flexibility and focus. Over the past two decades, Drexel’s Fashion Design program has developed a stellar, international reputation and is ranked in the top five nationally and 16th worldwide. That is due in part, to a passionate and experienced faculty, novel approaches to pedagogy, and participation in national and international competitions. Faculty and alumni connections to industry leaders strongly augment and catalyze the program, the strength of which is closely linked to the philosophy that each student has a distinct vision and a unique aesthetic that must be cultivated on an individual basis. Within the beautiful new studios and specialized labs in the URBN Center, students learn to master skills and push the boundaries using those skills. Students can engage in collaborative University wide research through the use of the excite Center located next door and the Hybrid Making Lab located on the URBN Center’s first floor. They acquire detailed knowledge about industrial productions, advanced technologies in design, collaborative design, materials and processes, and the marketing and merchandising of clothing. Accordingly, our future fashion designers, both undergraduates and graduates alike, develop an intuitive and practical understanding of design through a fine arts foundation, while studying the psychological, social and historical contexts of fashion through the world-renowned Robert and Penny Fox Historic Costume Collection (FHCC). Importantly, the students are provided with commercial studio/ atelier training that goes hand-in-hand with classroom instruction through the University’s cooperative education program. Cooperative education offers invaluable opportunities for students to observe and participate in the fashion industry at the ground level. Critiques by visiting professionals are included in all upper level courses and provide valuable “real world” input, as well as future career connections. A large percentage of students spend a term studying abroad in the world’s great fashion capitals, including London, England and Florence, Italy. Upon graduation, students show their collections in the annual fashion show.