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Fashion Studies

About

KCAD’s Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion prepares students to pursue careers in the fashion industry through its BFA in Fashion Studies. This degree is designed to engage the student in the study of the fashion industry and practices while fulfilling supportive studios in art and design foundation courses and general education courses for a comprehensive well-rounded education.

Students learn to conduct relevant research, source trends and fabrics and apply design elements and principles to create work with a unique point of view. This course of study will aid the student in understanding the delicate balance between aesthetics and functionality and will allow each student to create their own design statement. Students learn to express their ideas on paper through the use of engineered flats and fashion illustrations. Using their design communication skills, students transform two-dimensional ideas into three-dimensional wearable garments utilizing a synthesis of construction, fitting, pattern-making and draping skills.

Specialized courses allow students to study functional design, retail buying, sustainability, experimental methods and fashion show production. Internships are encouraged and students are able to work on team projects with visiting industry professionals.

A senior capstone course helps each student form their own collection for public exhibition. The senior course in professional practice requires the student to analyze their strengths and research companies that align with those identified strengths to develop a strategic plan for employment. These students are creative, adaptable, and have the ability to communicate and think critically.

Fashion Studies graduates will have a comprehensive knowledge of the fashion industry and be able to consider positions as fashion designers, textile designers, stylists, buyers, technical designers, trend researchers, product developers, creative directors and many other employment opportunities including fashion publications and media.

 

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View the 2021-2022 KCAD College Catalog for a list of current courses. 
 

Lori Faulkner

ASSOCIATE PROFESSOR, FASHION STUDIES PROGRAM CHAIR
 

Kelly Muschiana

ADJUNCT FACULTY

Stephanie Wood

ADJUNCT FACULTY

As a graduate of the Pamella Roland DeVos School of Fashion, your comprehensive knowledge of the fashion industry will enable you to consider a wide range of careers spanning design, research, marketing, product development, media, and retail.

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