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Massachusetts College of Art & Design, Fashion Design Department Program Profile

Written by FS StaffDecember 31, 2011
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
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Massachusetts College of Art & Design: Fashion Design.
Boston, Massachusetts
Fashion Design Department

A primary goal of Massachusetts College of Art & Design’s fashion program is to teach students the fundamental skills and knowledge they need to successfully enter the fashion industry as professional designers. MassArt fashion majors are trained in both high fine arts couture and commerce, gaining marketable experience creating custom-made apparel as well as ready-to-wear clothing. Students also have the opportunity to work with traditional and non-traditional materials to create accessory design and theatrical costume. The fashion program trains students in the design and construction of men, women, and children’s clothing, as well as in essential design techniques such as detailing and pattern making. Students are encouraged to develop their own interests and style as they advance through the curriculum, which is taught using traditional design techniques combined with up-to-date computer design technology. Fashion majors culminate the design program with a Senior year degree project in which individuals conduct independent research and use the skills they’ve learned to create their own line of garments.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Massachusetts College of Art &
Design offer?
As of 2011, Massachusetts College of Art & Design offers the following degrees:
B.F.A. Fashion Design

What’s the school’s contact information?
Massachusetts College of Art & Design
Fashion Design Department
621 Huntington Ave.
Boston, MA 02115
Phone: 617-879-7650
www.massart.edu

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition (MA resident): $9,000
(New England resident): $15,700
(non-resident): $25,400
Room & Board $10,880-$12,590

What is the typical student profile?
Massachusetts College of Art & Design total undergraduate students: 1,684
Fashion program students: 153

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires acceptance to Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does Massachusetts College of Art & Design’s Fashion
Design program have?
Faculty members: 12

What career placement services does Massachusetts College of Art & Design provide?
All fashion design majors at Massachusetts College of Art & Design are required to complete an internship program before graduating. Typically, during their Junior or Senior year, students intern for credit at several major national retail chains and boutiques. Individuals can also broaden their knowledge enhance their fashion design skills by participating in a study abroad program. Travel opportunities include fashion courses in Paris, London, and Brazil. Students have gone on to find professional work in every area of the industry, as designers, manufacturers, product development, theater costuming and retail merchandising.

All data is as of 2011.