Studying fashion design also means heading down a path toward growth and self-awareness that leads to the ability to understand what exactly your strong points are and what your own role can be, not only in the fashion industry, but also in the world. The Marist-LdM fashion program begins with history of fashion, developing techniques for fashion figure drawing, then discovering how to bring these designs to reality through a variety of fashion techniques: paper models, draping, sewing, embroidery, knitwear, printing, designing accessories, and more.

The Marist-LdM Fashion department resources include a sewing lab is equipped with mannequins and industrial sewing machines for learning all the necessary techniques used in realizing designed items. The department and central LdM Library provide the tools for research in all areas of fashion, while computers and software furnish students with other tools of high standards for future fashion professionals.

The Marist-LdM faculty realizes that the world of fashion is a highly competitive field, and offer students the chance to learn by working with faculty who are not only teachers but well connected industry professionals. These teachers leverage their connections to help students develop a broad understanding of all aspects of the fashion industry. Therefore the Marist-LdM fashion program trains students not only in a range of design skills but also in the strategies to meet all the challenges of working in the real fashion world, such as collaborating with photographers, finding models, and organizing publicity.

Portfolio Requirement : Students wishing to enter the Fashion Design major must submit a portfolio of original work.
Note: A minimum of 30 credits in Liberal Arts is required.


FAS 100 Introduction to the Fashion Industry (M-FASH 100)
FAS 130 Fashion Figure Drawing (M-FASH 130)
FAS 160 Fashion Illustration I (M-FASH 140)
FAS 150 Design Sewing Techniques (M-FASH 210)
FAS 250 Draping I (M-FASH 220)
FAS 180 Patternmaking I (M-FASH 230)
FAS 195 Textile Science (M-FASH 200)
FAS 245 Fashion Illustration II (M-FASH 240)
FAS 200 Fashion Design Computer Principles I (M-FASH 245)
FAS 325 Product Development (M-FASH 300)
FAS 312 Working Group Project in Fashion Design (M-FASH 310)
FAS 305 History of Italian Fashion (M-FASH 381)
FAS 335 Fashion Design Computer Principles II (M-FASH 335)
FAS 345 Design Workshop (M-FASH 345)
FAS 330 Collection Development (M-FASH 420)
FAS 415 Fashion Employment Seminar (M-FASH 400)
FAS 380 Portfolio in Fashion Design (M-FASH 412)
FAS 400 Collection Production (M-FASH 430)

One of the following two courses: ART 180 Art History I: Antiquity to Early Renaissance (M-ART 160) or ART 186 Art History II: High Renaissance to the Present (M-ART 180)
FAS 285 History of Costume (M-ART 281)
Technology for the 21st Century (M-CSIS 103, online)

First Year Seminar and Writing for College (2 courses)
PHR 185 Introduction to Italian Philosophy (M-PHIL 101) (1 course)
Philosophy/Ethics (2 courses)
Ethics / Religious Studies (1 course)
Fine Arts (fulfilled by major requirements)
History (1 course)
Literature (1 course)
Mathematics (1 course)
Natural Science (1 course)
Social Science (1 course)
Total 36 distribution credits including related field requirements, some of which may be fulfilled by foreign language and culture courses.