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Program Overview

Program Description

If you love clothes, are a creative person or love to make your own clothes, then the Fashion Design program at Centenary University is for you.

Our Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.) in Fashion, Design concentration will prepare you for a career as a clothing and accessory designer, product developer, technical designer, fashion illustrator, patternmaker, or sample room supervisor. The Fashion Design curriculum exposes students to the processes and procedures to create well-designed functional apparel for the consumer-driven, global fashion industry. You will examine and research trends, evaluate consumer markets and buying behaviors and use technology to conceptualize, design and construct apparel products.

Real-World Training

In Centenary’s Design program, you will learn by doing. All students will be trained in the use of Gerber Technology’s computer-aided design software, which is considered the industry gold standard for intelligent pattern design. You will also learn advanced techniques in:
  • Apparel construction
  • Sketching/illustration
  • Pattern making
  • Draping
  • Portfolio development

With these skills under their belts, all Design students cap off their academic careers by creating a fashion collection that is presented in a runway show.

Financial Aid

Being able to pay for attending college is no easy task. Located in the Seay Building, the Office of Financial Aid offers assistance to you and your parents to ensure that you have the financial resources to focus on your education.