Fashion, BA

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If your career interests are in the leading edge of fashion, and if you enjoy studying everything from fibers to wearable technology, the BA in fashion can help you reach your goals.

The BA in fashion at ASU is a transdisciplinary program that provides students with a foundation that enables them to work across many segments in the fashion industry.

The fashion program at ASU combines history, business practices and hands-on studio experience to prepare students for a variety of roles in this global industry. Gaining a proficiency in illustration skills, fluency with materials, traditional techniques and digital technologies, students are prepared for interdisciplinary collaborations through focus tracks in marketing and merchandising, wearable technology, sustainability, management and leadership, international experience, and fashion and culture. In the capstone experience, students develop a substantial project within their focus area. Opportunities for internships and study abroad further advance students' professional goals.

Through the leadership of well-known industry professionals, students with the bachelor's degree in fashion are connected globally to leaders in the industry.

At A Glance

Fashion, BA

Required Courses

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While circumstances vary between students and their paths towards graduation (utilizing placement testing to fulfill required math or foreign language courses, fulfilling multiple General Studies requirements with one course, etc.), completing the courses listed in a major map fulfills all of the requirements for graduation.

Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career outlook

Graduates are prepared to enter a variety of roles in the fashion industry, including fashion designers, merchandise display and window designers, textile and apparel production managers, fabric designers, marketing researchers and other fashion business analysts, supply chain managers for the apparel industry, fashion critics, curators and many other related positions.

Example careers

Students who complete this degree program may be prepared for the following careers. Advanced degrees or certifications may be required for academic or clinical positions. Career examples include but are not limited to:

Career*growth*median salary
Art, Drama, and Music Teachers, Postsecondary 12%$66,930
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers-16.1%$40,460
Fashion Designers2.6%$67,420
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 5.2%$56,970
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products -2.5%

* Data obtained from the Occupational Information Network (O*NET) under sponsorship of the U.S. Department of Labor/Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA).

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