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  • Home / Academics / Find a Program / Undergraduate Fashion Design Degree | Ursuline College - Liberal Arts Education in Ohio

    Undergraduate Fashion Design Degree Program


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    Fashion Design

    Undergraduate Fashion Design Degree Program

    Challenge yourself to create in a modern design studio.

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    Ready to take the next step? Apply online and receive a decision within two weeks.


    You love fashion and the statements that well-designed apparel communicates. In the undergraduate fashion design degree program at Ursuline, you'll learn and practice all the essential aspects of design, including:

    • Inspiration
    • Illustration
    • Fundamental pattern making
    • Sewing
    • Drafting
    • Draping

    Your fashion design skill-building will culminate in a final presentation of a designed collection at your Senior Innovations fashion show. And you’ll learn business and technology skills, ensuring your success beyond Ursuline.

    Our facilities include CAD, 3-D printing, work stations with color printers, scanners, Adobe Creative Cloud programs (Illustrator, Photoshop), and access to online fashion resources. You'll also work with sewing, industrial sewing, and cover stitch machines, multi-thread sergers, industry-standard pattern drafting tables, and standard Wolf dress forms. You'll also have rare, hands-on access to a 4,000-piece Historic Costume Study Collection, featuring apparel and accessories dating back to the Civil War.

    3+1 Program with the Fashion Institute of Technology

    Students in fashion design degree program may choose to spend their third year at the Fashion Institute of Technology in New York City. Students who choose this track receive an (AAS) Associate in Applied Science Degree from the Fashion Institute of Technology upon graduation from Ursuline College.

    Ursuline also offers an undergraduate Fashion Merchandising program. Learn more here.

    Careers: Undergraduate Fashion Design Degree Program

    The fashion industry offers graduates a variety of fashion design career options:

    • Apparel designer
    • Apparel manufacturer
    • Costume designer
    • Research
    • Retailing
    • Illustrator
    • CAD designer
    • Stylist
    • Fashion forecaster
    • Restoration
    • Preservation
    • Fashion beading
    • Colorist

    To teach at the university level, fashion design majors are strongly encouraged to pursue a master’s degree.

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