Villa Maria College: Fashion Design & Merchandising
Buffalo, New York
Fashion Design & Merchandising Department

Villa Maria College’s Fashion Design & Merchandising program focuses on encouraging students’ individual values and perspectives in their careers in fashion design and imagery.  Through coursework and experience, students develop the creative, critical thinking, technology, portfolio, and communication skills they need to succeed in the industry.  Students choose a design or a merchandising track beginning in their sophomore year.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Villa Maria College offer?
As of 2011, Villa Maria College offers the following degrees:
BFA Fashion Design & Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Villa Maria College
Fashion Design & Merchandising Department
240 Pine Ridge Rd.
Buffalo, NY 14225
Phone: 716-896-0700

Type of School? Private

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $14,000
Room & Board: $8,000

What’s the typical student profile?
Villa Maria College total undergraduate students: 25
Fashion program students: not available

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 Villa Maria College’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: not available

What career placement services does Villa Maria College provide?
Students are required to complete an internship, where they are typically placed among top companies.  Courses such as Sewing Techniques and Fashion Entrepreneurship provide students with working knowledge, and a senior capstone show provides real-world experience.

All data is as of 2011.