Business of Fashion ranks Philadelphia University as one of the top fashion schools in the world. Through the PhilaU fashion design program you will receive an extraordinary introduction into the fast-paced, creative and energetic fashion industry. Then, only four short years later, you will have earned the reputation of a PhilaU fashion design graduate: you will be globally recognized as a team-oriented designer who understands the interrelationship between design, technology, production and business; an individual adept at innovatively responding to the ever-changing needs of the fashion marketplace.
When you come to PhilaU, you join a fashion design program that is modeled on the fashion industry and you should prepare to immerse yourself in the world of fashion. You will be transformed into a fashion design professional through hands-on experience with computerized design and production equipment while also building a strong foundation in design and technical courses.
During your time at PhilaU, you will also have the opportunity to add an international dimension to your education by participating in our study abroad programs at international fashion centers like London and Rome, or through short courses in other fashion hubs around the world. With a global experience, you will gain a cross-cultural outlook while broadening your design skills; strengthening your competitive edge in the international marketplace.
The PhilaU fashion design program prepares you to influence the fashion design world. Our alumni work as fashion professionals in all areas and levels of the fashion industry, following in the footsteps of our distinguished faculty who have served as leaders in both the design and production sides of the fashion industry. With such a strong network of fashion expertise, you will have plenty of opportunities to land coveted internships and start careers in companies including Nannette Lepore, BCBG Maxazria, Donna Karan, Tommy Hilfiger, Urban Outfitters, and Vogue Magazine.