Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Marketing

The Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design and Marketing (BA-FDM) program is aimed at providing students a holistic view of the fashion industry. This CHED-accredited 4-year program immerses students into the creative, technical, and business components of fashion design.

Graduates of the program will evolve into designers with a definite creative point of view who are positioned to transform their talent into the basis of a creative enterprise. Students will receive the best training and exposure to effective design methods and techniques. 

Students will have the opportunity to assemble a substantial portfolio to promote their entry to a career in fashion design. Candidates for graduation can look forward to designing a capsule collection at the end of the program which will be showcased at our annual fashion show attended by the school community, members of the press, and industry personalities.

Design Studio 1: Creative Problem Solving

History of Design (Clothing Evolution)

Basic Illustration

Visual Techniques

Communication Arts

Sining ng Komunikasyon

Physical Education 1

National Service Training Program 1


Design Studio 2: Roots of Philippine Fashion and the Arts

Color  Theory

Fashion Illustration 1 

Philippine History

Life and Works of Rizal

Introduction to Philosophy

Physical Education 2

National Service Training Program 2


Design Studio 3: Fashion Conceptualization

Fashion Illustration 2 -CAD 

Pattern Making & Sewing 1

General Psychology

College Algebra

Introduction to Sociology

Physical Education 3


Design Studio 4: Innovative Garment Construction

Materials & Resources

Pattern Making & Sewing 2

Basic Draping

Environmental Science

Politics and Governance

Philippine Economics

Physical Education 4


Design Studio 5: Apparel Production

Textile Technology

Advanced Draping

Pattern Making & Sewing 3

Philippine Literature

Physics for Non-Practitioners



Design Studio 6: World Fashion

Fashion Marketing and Promotion

Fashion Merchandising and Buying

Fashion Trends

Business Communication

Business Statistics

Elective 1


Design Studio 7: Research Methods Applied to Fashion Design

Fashion Product Development

Retail Management

Fashion Entrepreneurship

Fashion Marketing Project

Public Speaking

Elective 2


Design Studio 8: Thesis (Final Collection)

Pattern Making & Sewing 4


The course has its foundation in Design Studio classes which are aimed at honing the students' capacity for creative and critical thinking. Students are exposed to eight full semesters of studio classes throughout the program.

Aside from design, students will gain competence in technical execution - from visualizing concepts through illustration (whether by hand or computer-aided design); to executing and producing garments through application of sewing, pattern making, and draping skills.

Our business courses will introduce students to merchandising, marketing, and entrepreneurship.  With added support in areas such as history, trends, textiles, and others, students' designs can be expected to be highly developed and dynamic.

All majors will be supported by general education subjects to complete a Bachelor’s degree.

Your education and experiences at SoFA Design Institute will serve as the backbone and foundation for a fashion career.  Students may opt to pursue opportunities in a retail company or establish their own fashion business, in brand management, merchandising, media, or journalism.


Fashion Designer

Fashion Entrepreneur

Creative Director

Fashion Brand Manager

Fashion Merchandiser

Approximately PhP 124,345  per semester - based on prescribed curriculum and course load.

The program spans to 8 semesters.