Frequently Asked Questions

These are the questions we receive most often about the Fashion Design MFA  program. If you don't see your question answered, let us know.

The MFA Fashion Design program consists of 60 credits over two years.  See: MFA Fashion Design Curriculum

The program is full time; there is no option to study part-time. 

Classes for first-year students typically take place during the day on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

Classes for second-year students typically take place during the day on Tuesdays, Wednesdays, and Thursdays. 

MFA Fashion Design is a rigorous full-time program. Classes take place during the weekdays and during daytime hours, making it impossible for students to work a traditional 9 am-5 pm work week. 

The program does not offer an online option. All classes take place on campus. 

 Yes, a portfolio is required.  See: Graduate Portfolio Requirements

The MFA Fashion Design program only accepts students for the fall semester. There is no option to start the program in the spring semester. See: Graduate Application Requirements  

It is not possible to accelerate the program. Courses must be taken within the recommended sequence of the program curriculum.