Do you have a passion for fashion? Are you creative and full of new ideas? Do you have an eye for color, style and shape? Then, you should pursue a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design at the University of North Texas.
We will prepare you for a professional career as a fashion designer, illustrator or other design and production positions available in the fashion industry. Additional career options include:
Our alumni are employed in design positions with prestigious companies such as Fossil, the Haggar Clothing Co., Nicole Miller, Ralph Lauren, Zac Posen, Dillardís and Calvin Klein.
Through a rigorous set of courses, you will discover the skills necessary to conceptualize, present and develop finished garments from your original designs. We also provide you a thorough understanding of the fashion design industry from historical and present day perspectives.
The programís success is reflected in our studentsí accomplishments. Many have made early impressions on future employers by successfully competing at national and international events such as the Dallas Career Day and the HACU Design Your Future competition as well as Project Runway.
You will learn from faculty members who are experienced fashion designers, jurors of exhibitions and active members of professional organizations. You will also have access to the Texas Fashion Collection, which contains 15,000 garments and accessories from the 19th and 20th centuries. The director, who is also a fashion design faculty member, is nationally recognized as an expert on fashion design and the history of fashion.
Internship opportunities are available as fashion houses in Dallas and Fort Worth regularly seek interns from the program. In recent years, students have also held internships with apparel companies in New York, Los Angeles, Chicago and London.
Our Residents Engaged in Academic Living Community brings art majors who live on campus together to enhance academic and social experiences. More information about the Art and Design Community is at www.unt.edu/housing.
Scholarships are available to help you pay for your education. Scholarship information is available at art.unt.edu/scholarships.html.
The College of Visual Arts and Design is one of the nationís most comprehensive visual arts schools and one of the best in the Southwest. It is housed in seven buildings, which include classrooms, computer labs, faculty offices, studios, a workshop and a visual resources library.
You will need to meet the College of Visual Arts and Designís admission requirements to be qualified as a pre-major. These requirements are in addition to the ones administered by the university. The collegeís admission requirements are outlined at art.unt.edu/admission-requirements.html.
To move into major status, you will need to complete art core courses, pass an Entry Portfolio Review, successfully complete the first year of required fashion design courses, and pass the Midpoint Portfolio Review.
The fashion design courses focus on:
Our Career Center, Internships and Cooperative Education office, and professional academic advisors are among the many valuable resources that are available to you at UNT. The Career Center and the Internships and Cooperative Education office can provide advice about future employment opportunities as well as getting hands-on experience in your major. Academic advisors will help you plan your class schedule each semester.
We encourage you to fulfill the graduation requirements for the Texas Recommended or Distinguished Achievement Program or the equivalent in high school.
In your junior year, take the SAT or the ACT and have your scores sent to UNT.
In your senior year, apply for admission at www.applytexas.org by March 1 and request that your high school transcript be sent to the UNT admissions office.
Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate courses can count toward college credit at UNT. For details, visit www.unt.edu/credit.
If youíre attending a Texas community college, you should consult our Transfer Articulation web page, the UNT Undergraduate Catalog and an academic counselor/advisor to review your degree plan. Proper planning will help you receive the maximum amount of transfer credits.
Our Transfer Center will help you make a successful transition to college life at UNT by connecting you with a peer mentor and other campus resources. The center is in the University Union, Room 320. More information is at transition.unt.edu.