Fashion Design Program Objectives

Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, graduates will be able to:

  1. Apply the skills, concepts, methodologies, and behavior to be practicing technical fashion design professionals.
  2. Execute sophisticated rendering, design, and computer skills to illustrate concepts, communicate design development ideas, create effective presentations, and translate into technical specifications.
  3. Demonstrate competence in visual expression of garment design from experience of the human form through life drawing and fashion drawing conventions to represent the clothed figure.
  4. Create a fashion portfolio of finished art, collections, and work and presentation boards expressing a personal voice and vision.
  5. Employ concepts of sustainability in global, environmental, social and economic contexts as fundamental characteristics of a comprehensive design strategies in the fashion industry.
  6. Articulate the history of fashion and costume design in a context of applied research and analysis.
  7. Integrate fashion design in the business context and use research to discern consumer psychology, markets, and trends to create strategically targeted product lines.
  8. Collaborate with design, merchandising, management, and specialty groups to make informed garment design decisions.