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Launch, run, and build your own creative business. Students majoring in Fashion Design can prepare to launch their own innovative enterprise with a professional minor in Entrepreneurship and Small Business Development.Professional minors
Visual Arts & Design Portfolios
Students planning to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, and Visual Communication design are allowed to submit a portfolio of work to enhance their application and to be considered for talent-based scholarships.Portfolio Details
At Stevenson, your love of fashion could shape your career.
The Fashion Design degree curriculum synthesizes the individual esthetic of the designer with an understanding of the market, historical context of fashion and costume, consumer psychology, materials, and techniques of apparel construction.
The major's curriculum focus is primarily on studio work and other discipline-specific course work central to its mission of developing the student’s individual design voice and vision while developing their potential as practicing technical fashion design professionals.
Bachelor of Science
You'll find that our Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design program combines your individual aesthetic as a designer with an understanding of the market, historical context of fashion and costume, consumer psychology, materials, and techniques of apparel construction. The program primarily focuses on studio work and other discipline-specific coursework to help you develop your personal design voice and vision while developing your potential as a practicing technical fashion design professional.
What Will You Learn?
Upon completion of the Bachelor of Science in Fashion Design, graduates will be able to:
- Integrate the skills, theories, research and problem-solving methodologies, and behaviors of a practicing fashion design professional.
- Construct comprehensive design strategies considering sustainability in global, enviromental, social and economic contexts.
- Formulate a personal design ideology considering historical, cultural, and social relevance/contexts.
- Synthesize design concepts employing areas of trend analysis, merchandising, consumer psychology, retailing, and materials to create strategically-targeted designs.
- Use appropriate industry terminology in the critique of fashion concepts and designs.
- Assemble a collection of finished fashion work for a defined audience demonstrating the application of industry knowledge and experience.
A complete listing of learning objectives for the Fashion Design program can be found in our Academic Catalog.
Why Study Fashion Design?
The Fashion Design program at Stevenson draws on the expertise of its advisory board, which is comprised of leaders from all aspects of the industry-including manufacturing, design studios, fashion retailers, professional organizations, and more-for advice and networking. You'll also benefit from the expertise of Sally DiMarco, Program Coordinator, whose Draping Basics textbook is used in classrooms across the country. You'll work in a dedicated fashion design studio using two- and three-dimensional manual and computer-aided patternmaking and specialized fashion designing techniques.
- Participate in the program's Gallery Student Fashion exhibits locally and in New York City.
- Showcase your creations in the Annual Fashion Show.
- Take advantage of other local opportunities, including Artscape, Baltimore Fashion Week, and the Baltimore Fashion Alliance.
- Travel to Europe and take tours of the major fashion capitols of the world.
- Visit New York's renowned Garment District and see fashion and art museums, design houses, and other industry-related settings.
Courses & Requirements
Courses and Requirements
The courses listed below are required for the completion of the bachelor’s degree in fashion design. Students must also complete the requirements for the Stevenson Educational Experience (SEE).
Specific pre- and co-requisites for each course are listed in the course descriptions.
FYS 100 First Year Seminar ART 110 Fundamentals of Design I ART 113 Fundamentals of Design II ART 116 Drawing I ART 117 Drawing II FDES 101 Construction Fundamentals FDES 200 Textiles FDES 201 Fashion Design I FDES 202 Fundamentals of Draping FDES 203 Garment Construction Studio FDES 205 Computer-Aided Pattern Design I FDES 210 Fashion Illustration FDES 274 History of Fashion FDES 290/FMER 290 Internship Preparation FDES 301 Tailoring FDES 302 Technical Illustration FDES 303 Concept Development in Fashion Design FDES 315/FMER 315 Writing for Fashion FDES 390/FMER 390 Internship FDES 401 Collections I FDES 403 Collections II FDES 404 Product Development and Manufacturing FDES 470 Portfolio GDES 125 Fundamentals of Digital Media MGT 210 Business Writing MKT 206 Principles of Marketing
Last Updated: 06/25/2018
Tracks & Minors
Tracks and Minors
The minor in fashion design requires successful completion of a minimum of six courses and 18 credits with a FDES course prefix designator. All course prerequisites must be met to be eligible to take the selected course for a minor. Please see an academic advisor for more information. General information regarding minor requirements may be found in the Minors section of the catalog.
Last Updated: 06/25/2018