Bachelor’s Program

The four-year Apparel Design BFA at RISD encourages you to develop your unique potential and establish a distinctive design language and identity within the field. Here you learn to articulate your creative process and design concepts, fluidly moving between the physical, visual and technological.

Fostering practices rooted in embodied tactile materiality and ethical consciousness, the program asks you to challenge the relentless cycle of contemporary fashion—to slow down, rethink and, through multidisciplinary creative approaches, reimagine the notion of clothing and question the systems of its making.