Apparel & Textile Design

BA, BFA

The Apparel and Textile Design program emphasizes creativity and experimentation that mingles design with art. Students combine fine art, couture and technical design to create original garments, which reflect an understanding of global issues such as sustainability and cultural dress.

Young man wearing a red button up adjusting a green blouse on a mannequin

The Bachelor of Fine Arts provides professional preparation in Apparel and Textile Design. The core of the program emphasizes aesthetics and creativity; two- and three-dimensional Apparel and Textile Design skills; design technologies; the historical and cultural aspects of dress and textiles; sustainable design; and the role of Apparel and Textiles in a global context. Senior BFA students design and present a final signature collection and professional portfolio that reflects the development of a design philosophy and individual career goals.

The Bachelor of Arts degree program in Apparel and Textiles provides students with a foundation in art; fundamental skills in Apparel and Textile Design; design technologies; sustainable design; Art History and Visual Culture; the historical and cultural aspects of dress and textiles; and the role of Apparel and Textiles in a global context.

What can I do with Apparel and Textile Design?

Graduates pursue careers in a range of industries, excelling in jobs that demand deep knowledge of fashion, art and design.

Alumni work at:

Alice + Olivia

Puma

Toyota Motor

Glamhouse

Fashion Institute of Technology

Teen Vogue

JLM Couture

Alumni work as:

Soft trim Engineers

Assistant Designers

Merchandising Planning Coordinators

Product Development Coordinators

Menswear Designers

Fabric Lab Assistants

Stylist & Studio Coordinators

Alumni work at:

  • Alice + Olivia
  • Puma
  • Toyota Motor
  • Glamhouse
  • Fashion Institute of Technology
  • Teen Vogue
  • JLM Couture

Alumni work as:

  • Soft trim engineers
  • Merchandising planning coordinators
  • Assistant designers
  • Fabric lab assistants
  • Product development coordinators
  • Menswear designers
  • Stylist & studio coordinators