Moore’s Fashion Design graduates are expressing their creativity on and off the runway, using all the practical, creative and business skills they learn during their time here. Considered one of the best in the U.S. by College Magazine, our program is fully equipped with state-of-the-art technology and bolstered by our close ties to prestigious designers in NYC and Philadelphia. Tickets to sold-out annual fashion shows, anyone?

“I was never considered to be the stylish or the most fashion-forward person in my family, but I took art every year for five years, and working with textiles sparked something in me, prompting me to research fashion design.”

Julianna Almandoz '23
Fashion Design


Rule the runway!

If you’re interested in fashion design and ready to get creative on the runway, there’s no better place to be than Moore College of Art & Design. Our Fashion Design BFA program, considered one of the best in the U.S. by College Magazine, will prepare you for a career in this dynamic industry.

S/S 2023 Fashion Show

Eight Moore Fashion Design seniors sent their final collections down the runway at a brand new venue: the Weitzman National Museum of American Jewish History on Friday, May 12. With 8 one-of-a-kind final collections, it was a night to remember!

Fashion Design Core Curriculum

Year 1 is your Foundation year! You’ll get a head start with your bridge-to-major class (Introduction to Fashion Design) and choose between drawing or design in your second semester.

  • 2D Design
  • 3D Design
  • Foundation Drawing I
  • Drawing for Visual Communication OR Creative Design
  • Visual Thinking
  • Color Theory
  • Introduction to Fashion Design
  • Writing Workshop I & II
  • Art History I & II

Immerse yourself in your major in Year 2. Classes like Apparel Technology, Design Sustainability and Fashion Illustration will give you foundational skills for future work.

  • Fundamentals of Sewing
  • Introduction to Apparel Textiles
  • Fashion Illustration I & II
  • Design Sustainability
  • Apparel Drafting
  • Apparel Technology
  • Modern Art History Course
  • Non-Western Art History
  • Gender, Race, Class & Power
  • Studio Electives

In Year 3, explore your options and start to think about your future through electives and Professional Development, which will prepare you for an exciting $1,000 paid summer internship.

  • Apparel Design Studio
  • Apparel Modeling
  • Fiber and Textile Design
  • Production Apparel Design
  • Apparel History and Context 
  • Professional Development I
  • Creative & Critical Studies Electives
  • Studio Electives

In Year 4, take your final electives and Senior Studio and Thesis classes, and apply the skills you’ve learned to a final thesis collection and the annual Fashion Show. Then get ready for your journey to post-graduation success!

  • Senior Thesis I & II
  • Business of Fashion
  • Portfolio Design
  • Professional Development II (Internship)
  • Creative & Critical Studies Electives
  • Open Electives 

More Perks & Opportunities

Fashion Design student working on her runway looks

Runway-Ready Collections

A high-profile annual fashion show where you'll highlight your creations!

Fashion Design professor Daniel Velasco working with a student

Learn from the best

Critiques and guidance from acclaimed fashion experts and faculty.

Tools of the trade

State-of-the-art technology, including a digital embroidery machine and studios.

Take the next steps!

We're looking forward to meeting you and telling you more about the undergraduate Fashion Design program at Moore.