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Fashion Design, B.F.A.

  • Application Deadline
  • 48 months
    Duration
Oakland, TN, United States
The BFA in Fashion Design offered by California College of the Arts is one of the nation’s leading programs for sustainable fashion. Students work closely with faculty and peers to cultivate visionary thinking, propose disruptive design technology, and create new aesthetics.
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Overview

Designing for the 21st century

Most fashion students learn to draft, drape, pattern, sew, and tailor. The Fashion Design program offered by California College of the Arts goes a step further by combining traditional techniques with a range of 21st century processes, from manipulating materials and existing garments to experimenting with collage and illustration. We also use our position inside a top-ranking art and design school to get creative with textile treatments and digital technologies. Students can try their hand at digital patterning, seam welding, soft sculpture, and more.

Potential career paths

  • Designer
  • Design director
  • Knitwear designer
  • Curator
  • Illustrator
  • Technical designer
  • Design educator
  • Stylist
  • Pattern maker
  • Author
  • Concept developer
  • Sustainable fabric developer

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 include:

  • Fashion Illustration 1–4
  • Fashion Studios 1–5
  • Fashion Design 1–5
  • Investigative Studio
  • Interdisciplinary Studio

English Language Requirements

  • Minimum required score:

    6.5

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  • Minimum required score:

    80

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  • Minimum required score:

    550

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General Requirements

Admission requirements

  • An online application and nonrefundable application fee of $70
  • Personal essay
  • High school and/or university transcripts
  • One letter of recommendation
  • Portfolio (log in to SlideRoom)
  • Proof of English proficiency (international applicants only)

Tuition Fee

  • International

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
  • National

    51092 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 51092 USD per year and a duration of 48 months.
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Living costs for Oakland

  • 1055 - 1970 USD/month
    Living Costs

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