Gain a foundational-level understanding of fashion trend theories; begin to effectively anticipate, understand, and utilize basic terminology used to describe fashion, garments and textiles; and explain the process of apparel production from concept.
School of Communication & The Arts
A Fashion Degree To Build Your Future
At Marist, Fashion Design is much more than a major – it’s a hands-on, immersive learning experience. By absorbing the theories and history of design and applying it to real-world fashion design from your first semester at Marist, you’ll be well-prepared for a successful career in the Fashion Design industry.
Develop Fashion Design Skills To Stand Out From The Crowd
Create technical, merchandising, spec flats, and various garment details and fashion figures using Adobe Illustrator to visually develop an understanding of garment construction and details.
Understand fabric grain, layout and cutting by utilizing hand and machine stitches in garment construction. Learn professional terminology to describe techniques, applications, materials, and garment components.
Experience class discussions that will further develop your oral presentation skills by addressing how you present your work in an interview setting and how you present projects.
Determine a personal direction of style and content for a portfolio. Particular emphasis is placed on exhibiting your range in two- and three-dimensional work, creative content, experimentation, and resolution of designs.
Emphasis is placed on: concept origination, research methods, documentation of design processes and aesthetic judgment in design adoption, and more.
Career Success in the Fashion Industry
As a Fashion Design student at Marist who has completed industry experience long before graduation, you’ll have a competitive edge unlike any other student entering the field. And our students have landed the jobs to prove it. Below are only a few examples of the major fashion institutions that proudly employ Marist Fashion alumni today:
The Value of a Marist Education
At Marist, we pride ourselves on our dedication to providing our students with a well-rounded liberal arts education that prepares them for practical experience and profound success in their field. But don't just take our word for it - the numbers speak for themselves.