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International Academy of Design & Technology's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program is designed to provide you the opportunity to develop creative and technical skills in fashion design, production, and marketing. Read more about the B.F.A. in Fashion Design program here.
The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at International Academy of Design & Technology program will introduce you to the fashion industry, including the creation, production, and selling of a fashion item; sketching for fashion; basic and advanced clothing construction; textiles, including dyeing, printing, and finishing; and fiber properties, characteristics, performance, and care. You will have the opportunity to gain skills in draping, pattern making and drafting, computer pattern drafting software, designing and merchandising, and designing for collections. Coursework examines fashion marketing and the psychological, social, and financial factors that affect consumer behavior; trend forecasting, including how world events and social, cultural, economic, and religious factors impact fashion; and the apparel production process of designing, pattern drafting, construction, fabrication, and fitting. The program is only offered at select campuses.
If you'd like to apply to the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program, you should have an interest in working in the fashion design industry. Applicants to IADT's programs should have earned a high school diploma or equivalent; specific admissions requirements may vary by program and campus.
The B.F.A. in Fashion Design program consists of 180 credits. The program will offer you the opportunity to complete 60 general education credits and 120 concentration credits, including a senior fashion design portfolio and your choice of an internship or a capstone project.
Fashion Design Course Requirements
|Course Code||Course Name|
|BUSN 400||Fashion Marketing and Consumer Behavior|
|FASH 101||Introduction to Fashion|
|FASH 105||Fashion Sketching I|
|FASH 110||Clothing Construction I|
|FASH 115||Evolution of Fashion|
|FASH 120||Textiles for Fashion|
|FASH 125||Fashion Sketching II|
|FASH 150||Clothing Construction II|
|FASH 202||Computer Graphics for Fashion Design|
|FASH 205||Pattern Drafting I|
|FASH 220||Draping I|
|FASH 225||Pattern Drafting II|
|FASH 230||Draping II|
|FASH 240||Apparel Production I|
|FASH 260||Fashion Design I|
|FASH 300||Pattern Techniques|
|FASH 305||Computer Pattern Drafting I|
|FASH 310||Clothing Construction III|
|FASH 315||Trend Forecasting|
|FASH 320||Textile Design|
|FASH 340||Apparel Production II|
|FASH 350||Special Topics in Fashion Design I|
|FASH 355||Computer Pattern Drafting II|
|FASH 360||Fashion Design II|
|FASH 450||Special Topics in Fashion Design II|
|FASH 465||Fashion Design III|
|FASH 470||Fashion Design Studio|
| Fashion Design Internship|
Fashion Design Capstone
|FASH 490||Senior Fashion Design Portfolio|
As a graduate of the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program at IADT, you should have the fashion designing, production, and marketing skills needed to seek entry-level positions in the fashion industry. Examples of positions you could pursue include:
After completing the Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program you may wish to further enhance your creative and technical design skills by continuing your education with a master's degree. Completing a master's degree program in a related field can help you prepare for more interesting and challenging responsibilities in your career. Some degrees you may be interested in might include:
IADT does not guarantee salary or employment.