Icon: design degrees in Atlanta BACHELOR OF FINE ARTS IN FASHION MARKETING AND DESIGN (BFA) Fashion Design

The Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Marketing and Design with a Specialization in Fashion Design degree centers on helping develop creative and innovative designers who are equipped with the techniques of fine craftsmanship and attuned to the needs of the consumer. The curriculum is designed to teach students how to develop creative ideas through fashion research, to prototype and construct garments and to design collections in both womenswear and menswear.

  • Next Start Date

    November 10, 2014

  • Total Credits

    198

  • Specialization Credits

    72

  • Program Length

    36 MONTHS

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Learning & Outcomes

Curriculum

Career Path

  • The curriculum in the Fashion Design specialization helps students develop a strong sense of the aesthetic, and to use fashion design elements such as balance and proportion to create strong designs relevant to fashion. Students can expect to learn to:

    • Demonstrate how to apply the skills and tools of fashion to design and marketing projects creatively and confidently.
    • Create original fashion designs either by hand or with computer-aided design software, which demonstrate creativity with design elements.
    • Confidently and professionally communicate ideas verbally, visually and through text and be able to promote your work professionally in the contemporary fashion marketplace.
    • Work effectively, both independently and collaboratively, setting goals and employing good project-management skills, in relation to fashion design and marketing.
    • Engage in sustained problem-solving, decision making and creative thinking necessary to the fashion process, generating and presenting ideas, concepts, solutions and arguments.
    • Analyze fashion trends, consumer needs, and preferences that are used to forecast, plan, develop, and promote clothing lines.
    • Critically evaluate and articulate your understanding of your own and others' work, and be able to devise and sustain a reasoned argument in relation to contemporary fashion.

     

    Relevant Institutional/Programmatic Accreditation
     
    American InterContinental University is institutionally accredited by The Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association.

  • This BFA degree program in Fashion Marketing and Design includes the following courses, taught by instructors who have relevant fashion industry experience. The experiences and firsthand perspectives they share in class can help prepare you for real-life challenges after you graduate.

    SPECIALIZATION COURSES

    • 3D Form I
    • 3D Form II
    • Targeting Customers
    • Fashion Portfolio I
    • Collection Project
    • Fashion Trends
    • Womenswear II
    • Fashion Styling
    • Fashion Accessories
    • CAD for Fashion II
    • Fashion Event Management
    • Fashion Menswear
    • Fashion Business or Fashion Thesis
    • Fashion Collection I
    • Fashion Collection II
    • Fashion Collection III

     

    Click here to download the AIU catalog for more information and a full list of courses for this degree.

  • Students who complete work in the Fashion Design specialization program will have gained both the technical knowledge and the hands-on experience necessary to compete for a job in this competitive field.

    In additional to studying the history, structure and players at work in the contemporary fashion industry, students will also spend extensive time analyzing current and past trends in fashion to understand how to predict future trends and express their personal vision of fashion through the development of innovative design and marketing ideas.

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  Program Disclosure Information for: ** AIU Atlanta – Discontinued Program - Bachelor of Fine Arts in Interior Design (BFA): Generalist Specialization

Program Costs

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How much will this program cost me?
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  • $72,240.00Tuition & Fees
  • $6,100.00Books & Supplies
  • $17,500.00Room & Board

 

 

Tuition pricing is subject to change and can vary by location and program structure.

 

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Financing

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In addition to any grant or scholarship aid for which students might be eligible, students may use loans to finance their education. The median loan debt for graduates of this program is as follows:

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The Department of Education requires that, for privacy reasons, median debt information is not disclosed when less than 10 students completed a program within the given award year. For this reason, Median Debt information is not available for this program.

 

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Success

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How long will it take me to complete this program?
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This program could take as little as 48 instructional months to complete when continuously enrolled. 

The Department of Education requires that, for privacy reasons, on-time completion rates are not disclosed when less than 10 students completed a program within the given award year. For this reason, On Time Completion data is not available for this program.

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The occupation(s) listed here are derived from the Occupational Information Network (O*Net), which is developed under the sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration.

The specific program does not necessarily prepare students for, and graduates do not typically find employment in, all listed occupations. We cannot guarantee employment or salary.

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** AIU Atlanta – Discontinued Program - Graduation Rate

The percentage of first-time, full-time undergraduate students who started between
7/1/2007 and 10/15/2007 who completed within 150% of the normal time period: 21%

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Graduation Rate

A first-time student has no prior postsecondary experience before enrolling at this campus. This means that a student who attended another college, university or other postsecondary school before enrolling at this school is not included in the calculation. The rate also does not include students initially enrolled part-time, taking individual classes (as compared to enrolling in a full program), or only auditing classes. These rates are calculated using the Student Right-to-Know formula in order to comply with U.S. Department of Education requirements. The statistics track all first-time, full-time and certificate or degree-seeking undergraduate students who began school during the date range and have completed within 150% of the normal program length. For example, for a two-year program, the graduation rate would include students who had completed within three years of beginning the program. This statistic is not specific to one program alone; rather, all applicable undergraduate programs are included in this overall rate. Information pertaining to the Graduation Rates of all postsecondary institutions recognized by the U.S. Department of Education may be found on the College Navigator website. http://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/

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Program Costs

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The costs shown are calculated using the average costs of all programs offered by the campus within the same CIP Code and degree type, for students that complete the program within the normal period of time.

Room and Board information represents the average cost of optional institutional housing where offered.

This Campus is part of a larger institution that contains the following additional campuses:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

The costs of similar programs calculated as an average across all campuses for this Institution are as follows:

  • $70,860.00Tuition & Fees
  • $6,574.00Books & Supplies
  • $2,187.50Room & Board

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Financing

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined to calculate Loan Debt. While these combined programs are similar in nature, variations in program costs may exist due to differences in location and/or program structure. Accordingly, the debt amount shown may exceed the specific program's tuition and fees.

The Financing amounts represent the median debt from federal Title IV loans, private educational loans and institutional2 payment plans incurred by all graduates of the given Institution, CIP Code and Degree level.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

2  Institutional debt is the amount owed by the students directly to the institution within 30 days after graduation related to the educational program.

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Program Completion

The US Department of Education categorizes educational programs offered at an Institution by CIP code (Classification of Instructional Program codes as defined by the Department of Education) and degree level (Associates, Bachelors, etc…). For that reason, all similar educational programs for the given Institution1, with the same CIP Code and degree level are combined when determining On Time Completion Rates.

On-Time Completion Rates are calculated in compliance with U.S. Department of Education requirements for Gainful Employment. The rate represents the percentage of students who graduated between 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013 and completed their program of study within the normal timeframe. "Normal" timeframe for Associate Degree programs is defined as 24 months, and for Bachelor Degree programs is defined as 48 months. Students may finish in fewer months upon successful completion of all program requirements, attending full-time and remaining continuously enrolled. For example, for a two-year program the on-time completion rate would include all students who graduated between 7/1/2012 - 6/30/2013 and started within the prior two years.

On-time completion rates for students in programs other than an Associate or Bachelor program are calculated based on the designed timeframes of each individual's specific program version; therefore, the result may not fully correlate to the number of months displayed because the calculation may have included students in versions of the program with varying timeframes. The program length displayed for programs other than an Associate or Bachelor program represents the number of months defined as the normal timeframe for completion in which new students may finish the program upon successful completion of all program requirements, attending full-time and remaining continuously enrolled.

1  The current Institution includes all of the following campus locations:

  • AIU - ONLINE
  • AIU - South Florida
  • AIU - Atlanta
  • AIU - Houston

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