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

Couture Construction

CAD Production Patternmaking


Sustainable Fashion

Textile Science

Product Development + Management

On-campus BFA Degree Requirements

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 Program will never have you nodding off in class because you’ll be learning about more than just clothing. We believe that the more versatile your education, the more creative you can become as an artist. Courses include program fundamentals as well as cultural, social, and just plain practical content.

  • History of Fashion
  • Textiles
  • CAD Pattern Making

And better still, you’ll learn how to soar as a designer responsibly, with courses on sustainable fashion.

Students in RMCAD’s on-ground* Fashion Design Program will be provided with the following equipment:

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

*Effective Fall 2021

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
  • 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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