BS in Fashion Design
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Business of Fashion ranks Thomas Jefferson University as one of the top fashion schools in the world. Through the Fashion Design program you will receive an extraordinary introduction into the fast-paced, creative and energetic fashion industry. Then, only four short years later, you will have earned the reputation of a TJU fashion design graduate: you will be globally recognized as a team-oriented designer who understands the interrelationship between design, technology, production and business; an individual adept at innovatively responding to the ever-changing needs of the fashion marketplace.
When you come to Thomas Jefferson University, you join a fashion design program that is modeled on the fashion industry and you should prepare to immerse yourself in the world of fashion. You will be transformed into a fashion design professional through hands-on experience with computerized design and production equipment while also building a strong foundation in design and technical courses.
During your time at Thomas Jefferson University, you will also have the opportunity to add an international dimension to your education by participating in our study abroad programs at international fashion centers like London and Rome, or through short courses in other fashion hubs around the world. With a global experience, you will gain a cross-cultural outlook while broadening your design skills; strengthening your competitive edge in the international marketplace.
The TJU fashion design program prepares you to influence the fashion design world. Our alumni work as fashion professionals in all areas and levels of the fashion industry, following in the footsteps of our distinguished faculty who have served as leaders in both the design and production sides of the fashion industry. With such a strong network of fashion expertise, you will have plenty of opportunities to land coveted internships and start careers in companies including PVH, Lilly Pulitzer, Anthropologie, Free People, Coach, Nannette Lepore, BCBG Maxazria, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Urban Outfitters, and Vogue Magazine.
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We give students the ability to shape the world through creative problem-solving and driving innovation by constantly pushing the envelope of what is possible, and we showcase this work through our official blog, Jefferson Aspire.
Our fashion design program offers students a matchless introduction into the fast-paced, creative fashion industry. Students are taught by industry professionals and graduates are recognized as team-oriented designers who understand the relationship between design, technology, production and business in the global marketplace fashion marketplace.
- Learning through hands-on experience with the latest design equipment
- Study abroad / Away opportunities in major fashion centers, including Rome and Paris. Sophomore students can experience the New York fashion industry through the New York Immersion course.
- Intern with companies including Lilly Pulitzer, Free People, Anthropologie, Abercrombie and Fitch, QVC, Betsy Johnson, Tommy Hilfiger, Urban Outfitters, and Vogue
- Textile Design
- Textile Design (M.S.)
- Fashion Merchandising and Management
- Fashion Design Management (M.S.)
- Global Fashion Enterprise (M.S.)