The B.A. major in Fashion Design educates students in the art, philosophy, theory, process, and product of fashion design. The curriculum provides an aesthetic and intellectual environment founded on the design process, enhanced by the interaction of technique, function, technology, and individual creative expression and explores the art, process, and product of fashion design within a cultural context. The curriculum provides an aesthetic and intellectual approach to the design process, focusing on the interaction of technique, function, technology, and individual creative expression. Course work concentrates on traditional and experimental techniques as well as the history and theory of fashion as a significant aesthetic language.
IU's Fashion Design curriculum addresses the design process and its relationship to the retail cycle. Both involve a repetitive pattern of analysis and creativity. The program builds on the essential foundations of the arts and sciences, and encourages students to be creative, multidisciplinary thinkers, and skilled communicators. The range of potential employment opportunities includes but are not limited to the following: apparel design, accessories design, technical design, pattern making, product design, computer aided and technical drawing, merchandising, theatrical costuming, and wardrobe management. Graduates from the program will be considered for entry-level positions in these areas in many geographic locales.