Applicants are encouraged to follow the portfolio guidelines carefully and submit materials that strengthen their application. Guidelines vary by program; please refer to individual program portfolio guidelines. The portfolio must be completed in SlideRoom.
Applicants who would like to be considered for exemption from undergraduate prerequisites in studio art and design courses must submit a portfolio, which should include 12 to 20 pieces of your strongest and most recent work in a variety of media that demonstrate a balance of technique and concept.
The Fashion Design Graduate Admissions Committee is examining your work for originality, creative problem solving, and systematic thinking. Relevant work related to fashion design, thematic work, or a series of pieces is received favorably.
Portfolio contents may include fashion design work such as sketchbooks, print design, knit design, textile design, garment designs or studies, three-dimensional work, or live fashion-related work. The portfolio may also include any combination of drawings, paintings, printmaking, photography, graphic design, architectural design, interior design, ceramics, sculpture, fiber art, jewelry and metals, furniture, designed objects, animation, computer-generated images, film, video, performance art, or websites.
If the portfolio includes film or video work, it may not exceed 5 minutes of total running time. For collaborative works, it is important to provide credits and describe your role(s) within the creative process.
Please direct inquiries regarding the portfolio to:
Associate Director, Graduate Fashion Design