Fashion Design Major

You’ve got the eye for every detail.

In CCAD's Fashion Design program, we’ll teach you the hands-on, technical skills of design and construction so that you can make your style a reality. With a full palette of colors and fabrics, you’ll bring your individual vision to life in our naturally lit sewing labs. Your long hours and hard work will help your fashion dreams become reality on the runway during CCAD’s annual Fashion Show. And, immersed in our diverse culture and in the progressive metropolitan city of Columbus (a fashion destination in its own right), you’ll build a unique story and connect with a community that can take your work to retail.

FACILITIES

You'll have access to:

  • Six large studios with sewing labs, a pattern and draping lab, a dye lab, a drawing lab, a computer lab with high-end software and a large fabric resource room
  • Professional dress forms in a large variety of sizes which include males, females, and children
  • Lectra Cad systems, Gerber PLM Production, Gerber Accumark including a full size digitizing table, and Mutoh ValuJet textile printer 

Student and alumni works

  • Thesis Collection
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  • Thesis Collection - Ya Chu
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  • Thesis Collection - Jenny
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  • Thesis Collection - Jasmine
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  • Thesis Collection - Isaac
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  • Fashion Design, Genoveva Christoff 2016, Genoveva Christoff, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)
    Genoveva Christoff, 2016
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  • Fashion Design, Genoveva Christoff new, Genoveva Christoff, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Genoveva Christoff, 2016
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  • Fashion Design, Jessica Driscoll Reverie, Jessica Driscoll, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Jessica Driscoll Reverie
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  • Fashion Design, Jessica Driscoll Leather, Jessica Driscoll, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Jessica Driscoll Leather
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  • Fashion Design, Phyllis & Hazel jewelry, Madeleine Etter, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
    Phyllis & Hazel, Earrings & Necklaces
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Careers

Our fashion designers have launched their successful careers in leading fashion companies, both here and abroad. Many have also gone on to start their own lines with great success.

Accessory designer
Boutique owner
Costume designer
Fashion designer
Fashion forecaster
Patternmaker
Pattern Design
Print Design
Stylist
Technical designer

Employers

  • Abercrombie & Fitch
  • Alexander Wang
  • Ann Taylor Loft
  • Are You Am I
  • J. Crew
  • L Brands
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Sansovino 6
  • Target
  • Timberland
  • Tommy Hilfiger
  • Urban Outfitters
  • Victoria's Secret
  • White House Black Market

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Credit hours

Requirement
Program Requirements 42
CORE Studio Requirements 36
CORE Liberal Arts Requirements 42
Total
120

Course information

Check out the course requirements chart on the major flyer.

Faculty

Associate Professor Suzanne Cotton, Fashion Design chair, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Chair of Fashion Design
  • Associate Professor
614.222.3286
Adjunct Instructor Ellen Ellis, Fashion Design, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Interim Chair of Fashion Design
614.437.7413
Cheryl Steele, Adjunct Instructor, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Adjunct Instructor
Assistant Professor Tricia Carlos, Fashion Design, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Assistant Professor
614.437.7428
Suzanne Westrick, Adjunct Instructor, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Adjunct Instructor
614.537.0553
Marlise Schoeny, Adjunct Instructor, Fashion Design, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Adjunct Instructor
Ryan Richmond, Adjunct Instructor, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD).
  • Adjunct Instructor
  • Adjunct Professor
740.983.2042
  • Adjunt Instructor
740.258.4045
  • Adjunct Instructor
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Notable alumni

Bruno Grizzo, Fashion Design, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)

In his career as a fashion designer, Bruno Grizzo has worked for Calvin Klein and Lanvin. He released his own label, Bruno Grizzo, in 2006, earning him two coveted Gen Art fashion awards. His career also includes illustration for companies such as Halston, Kate Spade, Coast and Ann Taylor. Grizzo’s work has been featured in Surface, Victor and Town & Country.

Bruno Grizzo
Fashion Design
Genoveva Christoff, Fashion Design, Columbus College of Art & Design (CCAD)

After working for La Senza, Express, RG Barry and Wardrobe Therapy, Genoveva Christoff started her own company, Genoveva Christoff. In 2012, Christoff was featured in the Diet Pepsi Style Studio show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week in New York and was the first runner-up in the Adrianna Papell for E! Live from the Red Carpet design contest.

Genoveva Christoff
Fashion Design

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