BS in Fashion Design


Kanbar College of Design, Engineering & Commerce


Bachelor of Science


East Falls


On Campus


125 - 127


4 Years

Jefferson’s highly ranked BS in Fashion Design program offers fashion design pre-college workshops for high school students to explore a future in fashion!

Through this program, you will have the opportunity to design in Thomas Jefferson University's 14,000-square-foot Fashion & Textile Futures Center. You will learn about one of the largest industries in the world from Jefferson Fashion Design faculty and industry professionals. 

These workshops — including a Summer Academy — invite you to explore the design process from concept research to designing a collection. You will also explore iconic fashion designers who are changing the world in sustainable fashion, ethical fashion, human-centered design and diversity in design.

Our goal is to inspire high school students to pursue fashion design education and careers at Thomas Jefferson University.

Summer Academy Schedule 2024

July 8-12: 9am-4pm

To learn more and register for the Summer Academy 2024, click the button below. 

At the end of the Jefferson Fashion & Textile Summer Workshop, students will:

  • Understand the different career paths fashion & textiles offer globally. 
  • Conceptualize creative ideas through research, mood boards and sketches to design for a brand.
  • Examine techniques that allow designers to translate shape, color, pattern, form, fabrication and movement through sketching & fabric selections.
  • Discover the value and importance of creating, marketing and merchandising a product in a consumer-driven digital environment.
  • Develop professional critique skills, which allow textile & fashion teams to provide and receive valuable and professional feedback.

Frequently Asked Questions

All Summer Academy workshops are held in Hayward Hall on campus. Hayward Hall is home to our fashion design studios and offices.

This program is for students interested in challenging themselves creatively and learning about the fashion industry. No prior sewing, sketching or computer-aided design experience is required to attend.

Students from underrepresented communities including first-generation college students are strongly encouraged to apply.

The program is open to high school students who:

  • Will be a high school freshman, sophomore, junior or senior by September 2024
  • Are motivated high school students with an interest in fashion design.

Enrollment in this 5-day workshop is $500. Registration closes on June 3, 2024 at 9:00AM.

For questions about the Summer Academy, including application information, please email Nicole Breslin at with:

  • Your full name
  • Year in school
  • Phone number