Bachelor of Fine Arts in
Fashion Design

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Working in the fashion industry takes more than just being a trendsetter with impeccable taste — fashion is art. It's not just about designing clothing. It's about creating something that makes a statement. Make your mark on the world's runway and turn your passion for fashion design into an exciting career at Rocky Mountain College of Art + Design.

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

Online 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 Online Fashion Design curriculum is designed to bring form and function together, with key business and communication skills. You will turn your artistic vision into an innovative portfolio.

RMCAD’s Fashion Design BFA Online Program features a comprehensive curriculum for the self-motivated and passionate student. Providing 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 online 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 a 1/2 scale dress form for the ideation process.

As the world evolves, so 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.

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

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As a student in the Online Fashion Design Program, you’ll develop your own fashion portfolio while learning innovative techniques to evolving your 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 a 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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