Fashion Design

The Fashion Design program offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design as well as a minor in Fashion Design.

The curriculum is strongly anchored in arts and fashion foundations and allows students to focus on apparel and product design within the frame of industry simulations and projects. Courses cover apparel construction, patternmaking, draping, the design process, drawing, illustrating and preparing other visual materials needed for visual communication in the industry and culminates in a senior fashion collection. An internship in the industry is required for graduation.

A dedicated fashion lab with machines and equipment vital to each students’ success is provided for student use. A new, state of the art computer lab for both Fashion Design and Costume Design students is available with equipment for digitizing, creating and printing patterns as well as 3-D visualization and virtual fitting of garments. Adobe Creative Cloud is available in three different campus computer labs, including a dedicated departmental lab, for student use.

Graduates may pursue careers in apparel and product development, entrepreneurship, manufacturing, apparel construction and alterations, bespoke clothing, patternmaking, sourcing or fashion styling.

Download the Fashion Design Program Plan (PDF) to learn more about the program.

For more information, contact:

Claudia Wilburn,
Art & Design Department Chair
Phone: +1-770-531-6248

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The Elegant Kleidung Collection by Destiny Dingle in the Collections 2018 fashion show (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Gabby Grimes showcases some children's wear in the Collections 2018 fashion show. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Blue dress shown on the runway, designed by Nichelle Nibbs
Outfit with skirt and jacket designed my Star Beaufait
Student operating a sewing machine in the fashion lab (Photo by AJ Reynolds)
Sewing machine detail (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Abigail Robertson measures a pattern in the fashion lab (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Dressforms ready to use in the fashion lab (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)
Destiny Dingle works on a garment during open studio hours. (AJ Reynolds/Brenau University)