Construct the styles of tomorrow. Learn from the finest creative minds working in fashion today. Students pursuing a Fashion Design degree have access to the tools and cutting-edge facilities needed for creating collections that garner accolades at New York Fashion Week and the Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco. Join us and bring your vision to life on the runway.
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The MFA Fashion curriculum refines and focuses your individual artistic vision with advanced coursework in design, merchandising, textiles, and knitwear. Studio courses hone your knowledge of industry standards, combining design excellence with the mastery of the latest digital tools.
Graduate candidates are guided through a Directed Study which culminates in the production of a fashion collection and portfolio, or merchandising project.
MFA Fashion Unit Requirements
MFA Fashion Degree Requirements
Graduate students will meet the following student performance criteria:
MFA Thesis Project
Specialty Skills: Design
Specialty Skills: 3-Dimensional Design/Technical Design/CDFP
Specialty Skills: Applied Textile Design
Specialty Skills: Knitwear Design & Construction
Specialty Skills: Fashion Merchandising
Academy of Art University Learning Outcomes
Graduates of the Academy of Art University will demonstrate the ability to:
MFA Costume Design Degree Requirements
Costume Design Thesis
The MA Fashion Journalism program is designed to give students advanced training in the mastery of journalism for print, web, and other platforms. The 42-unit program concludes with a final thesis project and students will graduate with a robust portfolio of writing samples reflective of the voice and perspective they are ready to bring into this exciting industry.
MA Fashion Journalism Unit Requirements
MA Fashion Journalism Degree Requirements
Verbal and Written Communication
Please see Degree Breakdown for requirements for the program. Explore our course catalog and take classes based on your interests, either online or in our world-class facilities in San Francisco.
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The MFA Fashion curriculum refines and focuses the graduate candidate’s individual vision, with courses in Fashion Design, Merchandising, Textiles and Knitwear. Studio courses hone the student’s mastery of fashion industry standards, combining design excellence with the latest digital tools.
Graduate candidates are guided through directed study, culminating in a final project production of a professional fashion collection and portfolio, or merchandising project.
The Master of Arts program in Fashion Journalism is a 42 unit program designed to give students advanced training in the mastery of journalism for print, web and other platforms. The streamlined program provides students with an understanding of the fundamentals of the fashion industry, the ability to communicate clearly and effectively and the professional requirements needed to compete successfully in this diverse, challenging and ever-growing field.
Costume Design Program
Fashion Journalism Program