The Fashion Design BFA program’s reputation is based on quality, relevance, and innovation. The cornerstone of the department’s curriculum is providing the students the opportunity to learn by working with successful industry professionals.
The program differentiates itself by providing a structured curriculum with a singular emphasis on developing capable, innovative, and professional fashion designers, with a comprehensive knowledge of both moderate and designer markets.
Unlike other programs, where students compete for faculty attention and resources, our students receive an abundance of guidance from faculty in a resource-rich environment that encourages collaboration to accelerate their development. For decades, this formula has proven successful in preparing students for a seamless transition into the industry. This is evidenced by approximately 86% of each graduating class employed as Assistant Fashion Designers within 3 months of graduation.
The department has cultivated a strong relationship with the fashion industry and prides itself with being on the cutting edge of innovation. Embracing technology as quickly as it becomes available through partnerships with leaders in the fashion industry has become a regular practice. This is largely possible because the department considers itself a think-tank for industry innovation. Our students are known for producing the highest caliber of work.
Both the Junior and the Senior class present their work at the annual Scholarship Benefit and Fashion Show and are also showcased in the Neiman Marcus windows in Beverly Hills, as well as being featured in off-campus exhibits.