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Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Fashion

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) Degree in Fashion Styling

The BFA in Fashion provides students with a global vision that combines excellence in design, artistic vision and innovative technology. The School of Fashion has developed a strong curriculum in Design, Merchandising, Textiles, Fashion Journalism and Knitwear providing opportunities for graduates worldwide.

The BFA in Fashion Styling program will train the next leading stylists in the fashion industry. Fashion Stylists create the fashion imagery that delivers the message of the brand. Students will be fully trained to style, produce and art direct for print or online fashion magazines, ad campaigns, commercials, catalogs, designers’ look books, fashion shows, fashion videos and personal clients.

Learning Outcomes: Degree Breakdowns:

BFA Graduation Plan:

BFA Fashion Unit Requirements

Major Coursework
          Core 36 units
          Major 42 units
+Art Electives 9 units
+Liberal Arts 45 units
TOTAL 132 units

BFA Fashion Styling Unit Requirements

Major Coursework
          Core 36 units
          Major 30 units
+Art Electives 9 units
+Liberal Arts 45 units
TOTAL 120 units

BFA Fashion and Fashion Styling Degree Requirements

3 Written Communication courses
4 Art Historical Awareness courses
1 Employment Communications and Practices course
1 Historical Awareness course
1 Quantitative Literacy course
1 Cultural Ideas & Influences course

And:
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist

 

Sample Graduation Plan - 120 units
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
FALL Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Minor by Advisement
Minor by Advisement
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major by Advisement
Minor by Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major by Advisement
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Minor by Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Minor by Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Minor by Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 30 units 30 units 30 units
  120 unit Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree

 

Sample Graduation Plan - 132 units
  1st Year 2nd Year 3rd Year 4th Year
FALL Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
15 units
Major By Advisement
Major By Advisement
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
15 units
Major By Advisement
Major By Advisement
Liberal Art
Elective
__________
12 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
Major Core
__________
12 units
Major by Advisement
Major by Advisement
Major by Advisement
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
15 units
Major by Advisement

Major by Advisement
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
Elective
__________
15 units
Major Core
Major Core
Minor by Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Major by Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Major by Advisement
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 36 units 36 units 30 units
  132 unit Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree
NOTES
  • Students are advised to meet with a Student Services Advisor to map an individualized graduation plan
  • Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall or Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units in Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
  • A maximum of 1 course may be taken in intersessions
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