You will focus on fashion as an art medium through a course of study that balances practice and theory, and also investigates the relationships among art, performance, and clothing production. In the process, you will gain practical knowledge in drafting, patterning, and garment making.
The program balances practice and theory, placing fashion in its broadest cultural context-from performance to the global marketplace. Research, readings, and lectures about fashion history and contemporary issues, as well as critical analysis, are integral to the coursework. Students obtain the knowledge, understanding, and ability to contextualize their own work and interpret and articulate their understanding of fashion, art, and culture. Studio courses support the learning of foundational skills in garment making, including traditional and experimental approaches from costume to wearable sculpture.