Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Fashion Design

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Fashion is art. The fashion designer is the artist. The canvas? A world full of people looking for the right paint. To give the people what they want and satisfy your desire to express your artistic vision through fashion, the right fashion design school can be what puts you on the path to that beautiful thing that happens when a career and a passion come together.

Program Highlights

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Fashion Illustration

CAD Design Skills

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Draping + Patternmaking

Sustainable Design Thinking

Textiles + Materiality

Product Development + Management

On-campus BFA Degree Requirements

Credits pie chart for the Fashion Design course. 51 credits in fashion design, 30 credits in liberal arts, 21 credits in foundations, 15 credits in art history, and 6 credits in electives for a total of 123 credits.

RMCAD’s Fashion Design curriculum is designed to mesh the essential elements of form and function in fashion design with key business and communication skills, state-of-the-industry technology, and a focus on turning your artistic vision into an innovative portfolio.

* RMCAD offers classes year-round in both on-campus and online delivery formats. At RMCAD, we believe that online learning is an important part of the overall college learning experience. To provide students multiple scheduling options, diverse learning modalities, and experience in the virtual environment, all on-campus students are required to take part in online education.

RMCAD’s Fashion Design BFA Program features a comprehensive curriculum and provides students the opportunity to cultivate fashion fluency, an integrated approach to express creativity, and hone technical skills through creative draping and patternmaking approaches and computer-aided design. All while using the culture of fashion with a global context and impact. You will learn the relevance of issues impacting the fashion industry, from social justice and diversity to ethical fashion practices and their environmental impact in order to expand diverse voices, visions and solutions.

Students in RMCAD’s on-ground Fashion Design BFA Program will be charged a one time mandatory equipment fee of $1650.00 in their first academic year. Below is the provided equipment:

  • Juki DDL-8700 High-speed Single Needle Straight Lockstitch Industrial Sewing Machine
  • Professional Female Dress Form with Collapsible Shoulders and removable arms

While in fashion courses, you will also be required to purchase an iPad/pencil and apps required for specific classes.

As the world evolves, so too does fashion, and it provides many options for your future. A RMCAD Fashion Design Degree doesn’t leave you with one path to success, it gives you choices! Our graduates have the opportunity to launch exciting careers all across the fashion arena.

Career possibilities:

  • Stylist
  • Print Coordinator
  • Textile Designer
  • Technical Designer
  • CAD Artist
  • Graphic Fashion Designer
  • Product Design
  • Product Development
  • Production Manager
  • Fashion Design Assistant

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As a student in the Fashion Design Program, you’ll develop your own exceptional portfolio while learning innovative techniques to creating unique designs.  Essentials of product development, sales, and marketing are taught to help you gain an understanding of the consumer culture in fashion design.

You’ll graduate with not only strong communication, business skills, and the ability to forecast industry trends, but you’ll have developed your own artistic vision!

Make your statement on the world’s runway with a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design from RMCAD.


You’ll be learning from faculty with a history of style and success in the world of fashion design. They’ve worked side-by-side with some of the best and brightest in the industry. As a RMCAD fashion design student, you can enjoy immersing yourself in that same well of knowledge and creativity.

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