Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design (BFA)

Do you spend your spare time designing new outfits? Do you have a true passion for fashion? If so, the IADT School of Design at Sanford-Brown can help you turn your hobby into opportunities. Our Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design degree program can help you develop the knowledge and skills you need to pursue success in this dynamic industry. The program offers an in-depth exploration of the design strategies and business competencies used by today's fashion designers.

Through this bachelor-level program, you can gain practical fashion design experience in a hands-on learning environment that supports both personal and educational growth. By taking a variety of fashion design courses, you can engage in the processes of apparel conceptualization, computer graphic illustration, garment construction and fashion marketing.

IADT School of Design at Sanford-Brown's industry-current fashion design courses can help you develop proficiencies in product data management, advanced clothing construction, computer-generated apparel design and pattern drafting. As you pursue your fashion design degree, you can learn to design with specialty fabrics, create garments that meet manufacturing and quality assurance standards, cultivate entrepreneurial skills, and develop original collections.

Below is a sampling of course topics included in Sanford Brown's Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Fashion Marketing And Consumer Behavior
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Clothing Construction
  • Evolution Of Fashion
  • Textiles For Fashion
  • Computer Graphics For Fashion Design
  • Pattern Drafting
  • Draping
  • Fashion Design
  • Computer Pattern Drafting
  • Textile Design
  • Fashion Design Studio

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting career opportunities in the fashion world. With the right education
and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Apparel Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Trend Analyst
  • Pattern Designer /Grader
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Wardrobe Consultant
  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Merchandise Buyer
  • Showroom Supervisor

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SBC - Las Vegas - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2010 and 10/15/2010 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 17%

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