Explore the leading edge of fashion
The BA in Fashion program at Arizona State University is a distinctly professional, hands-on degree program that prepares students for a range of careers in the rapidly growing and dynamic fashion industry.
Course offerings emphasize key skills sought across the fashion industry such as patternmaking, digital pattern making, technical design, garment construction, merchandising, supply chain management, retail management and branding. All courses are embedded within the principles of sustainability, producing the next generation of conscious industry leaders.
The curriculum of lower-division studio and lecture courses guides students in developing a strong foundation of industry acumen, design aesthetics and garment construction valuable for all career paths in the industry.
Upper-division students concentrate in one of three specialized degree tracks: Fashion Design, Fashion Business Management or Fashion Studies (view major maps for each track). Each track culminates in a capstone project showcasing the skills acquired over the course of their degree in preparation for the shift from ASU into a career.
- Fashion Design: The fashion design track equips students with the tools to be successful in design-adjacent career paths in the fashion industry. Career opportunities include creative direction, design, styling, samplemaking, technical design, patternmaking and product development.
- Fashion Business Management: Career opportunities for students graduating from the fashion business management track include merchandising, buying, trend forecasting, production management and public relations.
- Fashion Studies: Career opportunities for students graduating from the fashion studies track include fashion journalism, curation and research.