Stevenson’s Fashion Design program synthesizes the individual aesthetic of the designer with an understanding of the market, historical context of fashion and costume, consumer psychology, materials, and techniques of apparel construction. The coursework focuses primarily on studio work and other discipline-specific work central to develop your individual design voice and vision and your potential as a practicing technical fashion design professional.
Each spring, our Fashion Design students produce Stevenson’s Annual Fashion Show, from planning the logistics to showcasing their own creations.
Graduates of our Fashion Design program embark on many rewarding career choices, including:
Curious about internships and job placement after you graduate? Visit our Office of Career Services.
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||1 credit|
|ART 110||Fundamentals of Design I||3 credits|
|ART 113||Fundamentals of Design II||3 credits|
|ART 116||Drawing I||3 credits|
|ART 117||Drawing II||3 credits|
|FDES 101||Construction Fundamentals||1 credit|
|FDES 200||Textiles||3 credits|
|FDES 201||Fashion Design I||3 credits|
|FDES 202||Fundamentals of Draping||3 credits|
|FDES 203||Garment Construction Studio||3 credits|
|FDES 205||Computer-Aided Pattern Design I||3 credits|
|FDES 210||Fashion Illustration||3 credits|
|FDES 274||History of Fashion||3 credits|
|FDES 290/FMER 290||Internship Preparation||1 credit|
|FDES 301||Tailoring||3 credits|
|FDES 302||Technical Illustration||3 credits|
|FDES 303||Concept Development in Fashion Design||3 credits|
|FDES 315/FMER 315||Writing for Fashion||3 credits|
|FDES 390/FMER 390||Internship||3 credits|
|FDES 401||Collections I||3 credits|
|FDES 403||Collections II||3 credits|
|FDES 404||Product Development and Manufacturing||3 credits|
|FDES 470||Portfolio||1 credit|
|GDES 125||Fundamentals of Digital Media||3 credits|
|MGT 210||Business Writing||3 credits|
|MKT 206||Principles of Marketing||3 credits|
Explore our academic catalog for a full listing of courses, course descriptions, suggested course sequences, and more.
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.
Students planning to major in Fashion Design, Film & Moving Image, and Graphic Design are allowed to submit a portfolio of work to enhance their application and to be considered for talent-based scholarships.