Master of Fine Arts (MFA) Degree
The Master of Fine Arts degree in Fashion stresses a combination of design excellence and computer skills, preparing MFA candidates to launch themselves into the industry upon graduating. This rigorous program culminates in the production of a professional fashion collection or portfolio.
The program requires collaboration on projects, readying individuals to work with colleagues in their future careers. Students are encouraged to experiment and develop their own ideas in order to achieve a balance between creativity and the reality of the marketplace.
The curriculum focuses on subjects such as market analysis, trend analysis, visual research, design conceptualization, marketing and promotion, product development, line-plan production, computer technology for design, production and professional portfolio presentation.
Subsequent to intensive studio and academic courses, the graduate candidate is guided through directed study resulting in the Final Project—production of a professional fashion collection, portfolio, or merchandising project. Selected collections are chosen to be part of the Academy's annual Fashion Show.