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Fashion Design, Bachelor

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
New York City, NY, United States
Fashion Design education at Pratt Institute is trans-disciplinary in nature, closely allied with illustration, photography, film, performance, visual studies, and material culture. The practice of fashion is taught as one's cultural embodiment within a social framework and learned through rigorous attention to production, craft and contemporary aesthetics.
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Fashion Design students at Pratt Institute build a vision and a language through conceptual processes emphasizing curiosity, imagination, improvisation and play. They communicate that vision through proficiency in construction and illustration skills, fluency with materials, traditional techniques, and digital technologies as well as synthesis of germane research. 

One of the world's most prestigious independent colleges, Pratt Institute is globally recognized for its distinguished academic record. Graduates in fashion carry the hallmarks of the department into the working world, where they are recognized for a commitment to ingenuity, authenticity, creativity and personal vision as well as an informed versatility. Their creative approach both reflects and challenges the needs of contemporary culture.

Learning Outcomes

  • Students will be able to demonstrate exceptional construction and patternmaking skills. They will be conversant in 2-D and 3-D processes along with construction details and finishes that allow for innovative cut, shape and silhouette.
  • Students will have an in-depth knowledge of materiality and will have acquired a sophisticated curiosity with emergent textiles and technology.
  • Students will be able to communicate their design philosophy with conviction by understanding the history of fashion and the theoretical underpinnings that drive fashion and contemporary culture.
  • Students will be committed to the creative process having strong conceptual thinking skills and an informed versatility required to work in the broad range of the fashion industry from the commercial to the avant-garde.
  • Students will be able to design, produce and progressively present, cohesive, contemporary, and authentic collections.

Detailed Programme Facts

  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 48 months
  • Credits
    120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • English
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

Programme Structure

    Courses included:
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Drape & Construct
  • Contextualizing Fashion
  • Themes in Art and Culture
  • Fashion Studio: Materiality + Design
  • Fashion Illustration: Digital Studio
  • Contemporary Fashion
  • Hand Knitwear
  • Fashion Design
  • Methods in Fashion Construction

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:


    The TOEFL iBT ® measures your English-language abilities in an academic setting. The test has four sections (reading, listening, speaking, and writing), each with a score range of 0-30, for a total score range of 0-120.

  • Minimum required score:


    The IELTS – or the International English Language Test System – tests your English-language abilities (writing, listening, speaking, and reading) on a scale of 1.00–9.00. The minimum IELTS score requirement refers to which Overall Band Score you received, which is your combined average score. Read more about IELTS.

General Requirements

  • To apply as an international student, complete the online application after reading the application requirements for your level: Links to each level (high school applicant, transfer) are on the Navigation Menu. 
  • High School Applicant Requirements: All international high school applicants must submit results from either the TOEFL, IELTS, Pearson Test of English (PTE), or SAT/ACT. 

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51754 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51754 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for New York City

  • 1819 - 3970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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