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BFA Fashion Design

College for Creative Studies
4 years
Full time
Bachelor's degree
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Program description

BFA in Fashion Design

Unlike any other program, CCS’s Fashion Design program integrates both apparel and accessories design so you gain head-to-toe preparation for the fashion industry — from daywear and couture to footwear and handbags. Conceive, make and merchandise your original fashion apparel and accessories all in a single program.

Developed in collaboration with Detroit-based company Shinola, offers unparalleled opportunities for real-world experience, including sponsored project studios and access to industry experts.

Admission requirements

Portfolio, Secondary/High School Diploma (Transcript/Mark Sheets), English

Secondary/High School and College students interested in Art & Design

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Program content

Upon graduation, students in the BFA Fashion Design program will be able to:

  1. Design collections by using various manual and digital drawing techniques; illustrate innovative production-ready design packages.
  2. Construct accessories by using professional, state-of-the-art technology, while translating two- dimensional design into three-dimensional objects.
  3. Apply trend research and analysis to innovative accessories design in response to the needs of the consumer and to evolving socio-cultural and global opportunities.
  4. Collaborate in multidisciplinary project teams and articulate ideas and design concepts verbally and visually to any given audience.
  5. Identify supply chain and fashion business elements, including Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) and sustainability principles.
  6.  Demonstrate leadership in design, product development, sustainability, and professional practice.

Scholarships & funding

Applicants to CCS are automatically considered for CCS Scholarships once they complete their admissions requirements. Awards are based on the portfolio review and academic achievement of the applicant and can vary from student to student during the admission process. Recipients must maintain a minimum cumulative GPA of 2.5 to continue receiving these scholarships.

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Tuition fees

Undergraduate Tuition

  • $1,539 per credit hour
  • $23,085 per semester (12-18 credits)
  • $46,170 per academic year (fall and winter)

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About this institute

College for Creative Studies

For more than a century, the College for Creative Studies (CCS) has distinguished itself as one of the premier institutions of art and design education in the world. The College traces its heritage back to 1906 when a group of...

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Why study at College for Creative Studies

CCS provides you the opportunity to study at a world-class institution that not only gives you the knowledge to become a great artist or designer, but also the experience to prove it through your work. You’ll learn from professionals who know the ins and outs of their industries. You will benefit from small class sizes that offer more individual attention than you’ll find on other campuses.

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College for Creative Studies

201 E. Kirby
48202 Detroit MI
United States of America

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