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)
Sining ng Komunikasyon
Physical Education 1
National Service Training Program 1
Design Studio 2: Roots of Philippine Fashion and the Arts
Fashion Illustration 1
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
Introduction to Sociology
Physical Education 3
Design Studio 4: Innovative Garment Construction
Materials & Resources
Pattern Making & Sewing 2
Politics and Governance
Physical Education 4
Design Studio 5: Apparel Production
Pattern Making & Sewing 3
Physics for Non-Practitioners
Design Studio 6: World Fashion
Fashion Marketing and Promotion
Fashion Merchandising and Buying
Design Studio 7: Research Methods Applied to Fashion Design
Fashion Product Development
Fashion Marketing Project
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 Brand Manager
Approximately PhP 72,300 to PhP 109,600 per semester - based on prescribed curriculum and course load.
The program spans to 8 semesters.