Undergraduate Overview

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Virtual Portfolio Day: May 31, 2019
5:00 a.m. - 4:00 p.m. (CST)

Prospective Undergraduate students are invited to get valuable feedback on their portfolios from SAIC representatives at this online event. 


The undergraduate fashion core pathway curriculum consists of a scaffolded sequence of co-taught design and construction courses over the course of the sophomore, junior, and senior levels, providing a firm foundation in drawing, draping, pattern-making, and garment construction. In courses that combine historical research with contemporary explorations, students transcend the traditional boundaries of fashion to examine clothing as it relates to lifestyle, performance, display, costume, and art.

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Body-builder as a pathway through the elective course offerings on their own gives students the opportunity to specialize into their self-selected area of interest such as illustration, accessories, knitwear, embellishment, performance oriented design, or foundation studies as part of the academic spine.

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Portfolio Review for Core Program

Applications for the Fashion Core program open on Saturday, August 17th and are accepted through Tuesday, August 21st. Students must meet requirements as layed out in the "Information for Portfolio Review" document, below.

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