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Fashion Design

Fashion Design student

Fashion Design explores the relationship between classic principles and bold innovation -­ and how each one can drive the process of creation. MassArt Fashion Design was established in 1907, and is one of the oldest fashion programs in the United States.

Academic Programs

Fashion Design BFA

Fashion Design students learn the processes, techniques, and tools needed to develop design concepts across formats - 2D and 3D designs, digital and hand drawings, flat patterns, and fully constructed garments - while developing the critical skills they need to evolve into a versatile design professional.

Beyond the basics of fashion design, students learn the business fundamentals of apparel marketing, manufacturing, and production procedures.

Fashion Design Certificate

For students looking to advance their skills or careers in fashion design. Classes are offered on a rotating schedule that allows participants to complete the certificate in two years. Applicants for the program must have earned a high school diploma and demonstrate knowledge and interest in fashion.

Additional Features

#MyMassArt: Erin Robertson '16 BFA Fashion Design & Fibers

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Upcoming Events


Visiting Artists & Lectures

Alfred Fiandaca '58 & His Legacy

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