Fashion, BA

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If your career interests are at the leading edge of fashion and you enjoy studying everything from fibers to wearable technology, the BA in fashion will 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 coursework across 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 an area of focus. 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

Plan of study

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Application requirements

All students are required to meet general university admission requirements:

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Career outlook

Graduates are prepared to enter the fashion industry in any of a number of roles. Some examples are:

  • curator
  • fabric designer
  • fashion business analyst
  • fashion designer
  • marketing researcher
  • merchandise display and window designer
  • supply chain manager
  • textile and apparel production manager

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 5.6%$69,690
Fabric and Apparel Patternmakers-11.4%$49,680
Fashion Designers-4.4%$75,810
Sales Representatives, Wholesale and Manufacturing, Except Technical and Scientific Products 0.9%$62,070
Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

* 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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