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  Dec 14, 2017
 
 
    
Academic Catalog 2016-2017 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Design


Fashion design at MassArt occurs at the nexus of haute couture and commerce, where the catwalk meets the street. The fashion design program teaches students to create both one-of-a-kind and ready-to-wear garments, while considering issues of cost, care, comfort and marketability. Students are encouraged to explore their individual interests and to develop their own style as they master detailing techniques, design, and pattern-making. Program faculty teach traditional design methods alongside cutting-edge computer design technology. Students also gain exposure to the design of accessories and theatrical costumes. For the degree project undertaken during the senior year, students create a signature line of garments, drawing upon independent research and their individual aesthetic. Recent projects include African-inspired millinery, costumes derived from the Sami culture, and a line of sportswear inspired by the history of aviation. Fashion design graduates regularly obtain positions in well-known fashion design companies such as Tommy hilfiger, DKNY, Talbots, Nicole Miller, Victoria’s Secret, and Briggs.

Foundation Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


Total Credits: 30


Sophomore Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • LALW200 Literary Traditions 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LASS - Social Science Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
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  • LA-SS/LW/MS - Soc Sci, Lit/Writ/Film 3 cr. Fall/Spring or
  • Math/Sci Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
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  • LAMS - Math/Science Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Junior Year


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • HART - History of Art Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LALW - Lit/Writ/Film Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • HART/LA-SS/LW/MS - History of Art, Social Science, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Science elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Senior Year


Major Requirements


Liberal Arts and Art History Requirements


  • HART - History of Art Elective 3 cr. Fall/Spring
  • LA-SS/LW/MS - History of Art, Social Science, Lit/Writ/Film or Math/Science elective 6 cr. Fall/Spring

Total Credits: 30


Summary


Studio Foundation 18 hrs    
Fashion Design 42 hrs    
History of Art 12-18 hrs    
Liberal Arts 24-30 hrs    
Studio Electives 18 hrs    
Total Credits 120 hrs