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Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design

Syracuse University

Main Campus, Syracuse, United States
  • QS World University Rankings
    651-700
  • Degree Other
  • Study Level Bachelors
The curriculum of the B.F.A. degree program in Fashion Design includes the basic skills of construction, flat pattern, draping, and presentation, all with an emphasis on design. Important related topics include textiles, fashion drawing, fashion marketing, and computer-assisted design. Students learn to develop their ideas on paper, then translate them through pattern skills into three-dimensional forms and, finally, into finished designs. In first-year foundation you begin with the basic skills of garment construction and fashion design concepts. You see yourself grow as a designer, taking courses in draping and conceptual design. At this point you turn your initial drawings into three-dimensional forms, and finally, finished designs. Our computer-aided design (CAD) courses feature the Gerber System, the standard computer system used throughout the fashion industry. You also study experimental textiles, knit design, accessory design, surface pattern design, fashion drawing, history of art, and history of fashion. You can learn the skills necessary for fashion shoots by taking photography courses outside the department. You may enter your designs in our annual fashion show that attracts area and industry professionals. As a senior you present your six- to eight-piece collection. Photographs taken at the fashion show are key to building your portfolio. The Fashion Association of Design Students, our student group, plays an active role in the fashion show and also arranges for smaller shows, field trips, and visiting speakers. Career development and professional practice skills are critical for designers and an integral part of School of Design curricula.