Fashion Design

The mission of the Fashion Design Program at Beirut Arab University is to provide learning opportunities that integrates critical thinking skills with a wide variety of creative experiences in the field of Fashion Design. Very broadly, the Fashion Design Program seeks to provide students with the highest professional standards to advance a human-centered practice of Fashion design that contributes positively to the health, safety and well-being of people in local, regional and global contexts.

The broad aim of Fashion design program is to provide a variety of transformative learning opportunities to shape creative, rational, socially and environmentally responsible Fashion design professionals. This thorough goal is supported through the following objectives:

  • To develop the intellectual and practical skills of the student in the concepts, principles, development and realization of costumes design for the fashion industry, with a solid background of design theories, histories, environmental responsiveness, and standards; along with creative and critical thinking skills.
  • To foster the development of an open minded and creative attitude, balanced with organizational skills and responsiveness to the rapidly changing needs of the fashion industry and to achieve users’ needs in various environments.
  • To develop effective communication skills in relation to written, oral and visual language, including proficient knowledge of information technologies..
  • To prepare the students with a range of professional and transferable skills for interacting with multiple disciplines in collaborative environments.
  • Develop an understanding of business and marketing practices, creating ethical and responsible industry professionals.

 

Graduates of this program will acquire the essential knowledge and hands-on skills of successful practitioners in the field of Fashion Design. Six critical outcomes are identified as essentials for students to achieve the above mentioned aim. Graduates will demonstrate the ability to:

  • Demonstrate a comprehensive, human-centered, socially, economically and environmentally responsive design through the application of critical and analytical problem-solving methods within the fashion design process.
  • Formulate a complete understanding of the historical and theoretical fundamentals and universal principles of Fashion design.
  • Demonstrate professional technical competence in a range of pattern cutting and garment construction methods and all aspects of fashion production.
  • Communicate effectively and express ideas in writing, orally and employ a range of information technologies applications to visualize, articulate and promote outcomes and ideas.
  • Acquire the necessary knowledge required for professional practice.
  • Demonstrate consistent development of transferable skills in collaborating effectively in teams, and working with professional designers.