Our Bachelor of Science degree in Textiles and Fashion Design prepares you for an exciting and creative career. You’ll work in inspiring studio spaces with knowledgeable faculty who encourage creativity to help you craft an exciting career as a designer. Our award-winning students are both highly creative and superb craftspeople engaged in addressing real world problems and offering sustainable solutions.
For those leaning towards an industry career, our program gives you the option to apply to spend your senior year at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) in New York City, the hub of the textile and fashion trade. The FIT experience provides students with industry specific skills which, paired with their creative liberal arts background, makes our graduates highly desirable and often recruited by industry leaders. After successfully completing the year at FIT students are awarded a Bachelor of Science degree from UW-Madison and an Associates of Applied Science degree from FIT.
Applying to UW-Madison
All prospective UW-Madison undergraduate students must apply through the central Office of Admissions and Recruitment.
Design Studies Optional Portfolio Submission
The Textile and Fashion Design Program offers an optional portfolio review that allows us to evaluate your application to UW-Madison in a more holistic manner. While the Design Studies department makes recommendations, the Office of Admissions makes the final decision.
Our program prioritizes individuals who show potential as creative makers. Select images that show us who you are as an artist and designer! See submission instructions.
Portfolio Submission Deadlines:
- For Early Action, the Design Studies Department must receive your portfolio by November 1, 2018.
- For Regular Decision, the Design Studies Department must receive your portfolio by February 1, 2019.
Graduate Degree Options
If you are interested in the graduate studies in Design studies please check this page with our
Graduate Degree Options.
Textiles and Fashion Design is part of the Design Studies Department, which brings together art and science with a world-view approach. The department educates both graduate and undergraduate students.
Connect with one of our academic advisors to learn more about SoHE’s TFD major, tour our school, and even attend a class.
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