Fashion Merchandising Now BFA in Fashion Design

The Fashion Merchandising program in the Department of Art is no longer accepting majors or minors.  In light of this change, the faculty and advisors in the Department of Art […]

The Fashion Merchandising program in the Department of Art is no longer accepting majors or minors.  In light of this change, the faculty and advisors in the Department of Art are committed to the ensuring that all currently enrolled Fashion Merchandising majors and minors complete their program requirements and graduate in a timely manner — no later than August 2015.  All majors should meet with Dr. Stevens immediately to verify remaining courses to ensure a smooth matriculation.

The BFA in Design with a concentration in Fashion Design provides students with an overview of the fashion industry and the role of the consumer, with emphasis on product development.  Students will explore fashion design in conjunction with the critical elements of design, forecasting, production, evaluation, branding, and sustainability of textiles, clothing, accessories, and home furnishings that globally bind consumers to products. We situate fashion in the broader study of design utilizing aesthetic, cultural, economic, geographic, historic, political, scientific, social-psychological, and technological frames of reference.  A foundation in art and design coursework and an interdisciplinary approach helps students to develop theoretical, technical, and creative competencies necessary for personal and professional growth and success.

For more information, contact: 

Dr. Elka Stevens
Coordinator
Fashion Design Program
estevens@Howard.edu

Or visit the Fashion Design section of the Howard University Department of Art website.


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