Design an experience that fits you. The Fashion Studies Department offers programs that offer you flexibility in learning both design and commerce. Because fashion is a global and dynamic industry, we offer opportunities to study fashion in the field, nationally and internationally.
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At Columbia, we’re thinking about what’s next for fashion. From wearable technology and eco-fabrics to the future of shopping, we know that the art and business of style can transform our culture. The Fashion Studies bachelor’s degree program will prepare you to shape the future of the industry through hands-on professional experience and attention to the art form. You’ll choose from two interwoven tracks: Merchandising or Product Development, and hone your skill-set with hands-on learning opportunities while gaining a sophisticated view of a constantly evolving industry.Learn More
The Fashion Design BFA emphasizes technical proficiency informed by research-led design and in-depth creative exploration. The curriculum offers interlinked courses that include both traditional subject offerings and an ever-changing menu of contemporary workshops and modules. Students are encouraged to think critically in the design, realization and innovation of fashion while developing a personal design aesthetic. The senior year is an immersive experience during which students produce a capsule collection, from sketch to runway.
The Fashion Business Minor complements a wide range of majors with fashion connections. Course offerings in the minor provide flexibility to meet the needs of each student. The minor is ideal for students pursuing another major such as Advertising, Cinema and Television Arts, Design, Entrepreneurship, Journalism, Marketing, Photography, or Theatre.
We’re happy you’re thinking of joining our creative community. We work hard to make our application process as simple and fast as possible, but should you run into any concerns, we're here to help at any time.
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