Programs: Fashion Design
Founded in 1824 and located in the village of Cazenovia, just outside of Syracuse in Upstate New York, this small and independent private, co-educational baccalaureate college of 1,000 students has been named one of “America’s Best Colleges” by U.S. News & World Report for a number of years.
It’s a place for students who want to have close relationships with their professors and fellow-classmates.
There, through studies in fashion, and most importantly a BFA in Fashion Design or a BS in Fashion Merchandising, they develop technical, creative, and knowledge-based skills that will soon help them create their own collections. The curriculum includes the basis for a liberal arts education, along with more career-building courses in art and fashion.
Careers After College
There are numerous career options right after your studies such a becoming Assistant or Technical Designer, Patternmaker, Apparel Manufacturer, Stylist, Sales Representative, Costume Designer, Assistant Buyer, Quality Control Analyst, Merchandise Manager, and many more. The separate campus for this Department is well-equipped with the latest technology and tools that enable you to practice a lot and become creative.
You will also get a real-business scoop from thrilling activities such as trips to New York City for seminars with fashion industry professionals, and a tour class during which students visit design rooms, showrooms, retailers, museum fashion exhibits, and an array of small and large fashion sites.
The Department’s Annual show is the epitome of this exciting experience. You also have the chance to study abroad or attend a course in New York City and get an internship that will enrich your resume and help you step smoothly in the world of fashion. Every student can receive a scholarship upon acceptance (based on high-school merit) for a percentage of the education, and hundreds of other, smaller scholarships are available.
The professors at Cazenovia College really try to tailor one’s education to one’s needs. They offer a fantastic learning center, ready and willing to tutor any student in any subject. Students come from 21 states and 3 countries. The acceptance rate is 71% and the 6-year graduation rate is 47%.