Thomas Jefferson University - Formerly Philadelphia University: Fashion Design, Textile Design
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department of Fashion Design

Fashion Design: The Fashion Design program at Jefferson prepares highly-skilled students to lead the future of the fashion industry. Consistently ranked as one of the top fashion schools worldwide by Fashionista and Business of Fashion, students are given the opportunity to learn on state-of-the-art machines from faculty who are also industry professionals. Study abroad and short-course options in Italy and London provide students with global experiences, giving them cross-cultural outlooks on design, and a short ride to New York City offers countless opportunities. Graduates are often recognized by employers for their technical and CAD abilities and alumni from the program are prominent in all areas and levels of the fashion industry.  

Fashion Merchandising & Management: The fashion industry has evolved into a billion-dollar business offering many rewarding opportunities, from buying and sourcing to merchandising and brand management. The Fashion Merchandising and Management Program at Jefferson features an immersive, career-focused curriculum that prepares students to contribute to all aspects of the fashion supply chain. The program teaches current and upcoming trends in advancing technologies and a global fashion marketplace. We are internationally recognized for educating professionals who understand the full scope of the fashion industry, providing opportunities in buying, merchandising, planning, marketing, allocation, product development, branding, sourcing, and production.

Textile Design: In Jefferson’s Textile Design program, you will learn how to turn innovative ideas into products, blending aesthetic and creative skills with the latest technologies. Courses in weaving, knitting and printing, dyeing and finishing, and materials technology are taught by active artists, design directors, authors and researchers. Partnerships with industry and national and international design competitions provide practical experience, study abroad opportunities let you learn about a new culture while expanding your textile design skills, and our internship program is one of the strongest in the industry. Our students are regularly featured at major exhibits and are sought after by industry leaders. Graduates land jobs as print designers for apparel and home furnishings companies, dobby and jacquard woven stylists in contract and residential upholstery, and textile specialists making high performance sports apparel, with employers ranging from boutique and specialty retailers to international firms.

Textile Product Science: Jefferson’s Textile Product Science degree prepares you to work in a global industry that includes fiber-engineered products for medical, geotextiles, architecture, fiber-reinforced composites, traditional apparel and home-furnishing applications. Students graduate with the technical and social competence and confidence to succeed in professional practice and advanced education, be lifelong learners and exercise responsible stewardship.

Learn about Jefferson’s graduate Fashion + Textiles programs.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Philadelphia University offer?
As of 2011, Philadelphia University offers the following degrees:
B.S. Fashion Design
B.S. Textile Design

What’s the school’s contact information?
Philadelphia University
Department of Fashion Design
School House Lane & Henry Ave.
Philadelphia, PA 19144
Phone: 215-951-2751

Type of School? Private

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $28,000
Room & Board: $9,284

What’s the typical student profile?
Philadelphia University total undergraduate students: 2,892
Fashion program students: 224

What are the requirements to enter program?
Not available

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 Philadelphia University’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 27

What career placement services does Philadelphia University provide?
Students who wish to complete an internship are typically placed among top apparel companies and retailers.  Study abroad opportunities are available at Philadelphia University design programs in Milan and Rome, with other opportunities around the world.  Students may also increase their professional communication skills and contacts through student organizations, such as the popular Fashion Industries Association.

All data is as of 2011.