Thomas Jefferson University’s M.S. International Fashion Design Management students have access to state-of-the-art facilities and technology to reinvent the future of the fashion industry
Collaborative Studio Environment
Our 14,000 square-foot Fashion & Textile Futures Center located in scenic East Falls Philadelphia immerses students in industry-relevant experiences from the moment they step through the door. Students in the M.S. International Fashion Design Management program are given unique opportunities to work with cross-disciplinary collaborative partners to create designs with powerful retail potential. Design your own custom prints, and bring them come to life with a state-of-the-art digital textile printing lab. Partner with textile design students to collaborate on custom jacquards, knits, and other specialty textiles created just for you. Collaborate with industrial designers to create accessories and custom garment closures using professional laser-cutters and 3D printers. Apply sustainable design practices to improve your brand’s global footprint. Work with influential industry brands through sponsored projects designed to connect leading fashion companies with the industry leaders of tomorrow. The possibilities are limitless.
Facility Tools & Technology
- 14,000-square-foot Fashion & Textile Futures Center including (2) large sewing/production studios, (2) computer CAD labs, digital textile printing lab, state-of-the-art jacquard loom, knitting machines, standing looms, and much more
- Computer labs equipped with Wacom Tablets, personal scanners, plotters, and full color printers
- Adobe Creative Cloud (always up-to-date)
- Plotters for creating mood boards, flats, patterns, websites, and portfolios
- CLO 3D Fashion Design Software (coming fall 2021)
- Design studio classrooms, lecture classrooms, and drawing and fashion sketching classrooms
- Sewing labs with industry-standard Juki & Singer machines; multi-thread sergers, buttonhole, coverstitch, zig-zag, chain stitch, and purl marrow machines
- Resource room with access to fabrics research, trims (zippers, buttons, etc), and library of fashion books and magazines
- Pattern drafting tables, Wolf and PGM dress forms, and steam irons
- Access to textile production facilities to collaborate on custom textile development
- Access to spray booth for painting models and industrial design facilities
- Access to rapid prototyping and printing lab, including 3D printers and laser-cutters
Learn from Industry Leaders
Our M.S. International Fashion Design Management Faculty have real-world fashion industry experience and come from diverse backgrounds, each lending their unique perspective to this multi-faceted program. In addition, guest speakers from top brands participate in a lecture series each semester, including executives at brands like Aveda, Estee Lauder, Mayvenn, Brooks Brothers, and PVH to name a few.
Customize your experience to fit your interests and lifestyle
Customize this program to cater to your interests and needs. Hybrid and flexible classes allow for remote learning opportunities, while also stimulating students with valuable in-person experiences. Choose one of our four curated program concentrations, or build your own from our list of course offerings. During your final semester, explore a capstone experience in a location and market of your choosing. Work with individual mentors and cater the length of your stay to work with your needs.