From RAGTRADE Atlanta and the upscale shops at Buckhead to the blossoming film industry always in need of costume designers, Atlanta is quickly becoming the fashion mecca of the south. Providing talented designers is key to this growth, and The Art Institute of Atlanta will be educating the next crop of up and coming designers with the launch of its Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design program.

Beginning this quarter, The Art Institute of Atlanta is offering a Fashion Design degree program, where students are introduced to the skills of construction, sewing, tailoring, flat pattern drafting, and draping to provide a solid foundation in the fundamentals of apparel engineering. Business practices, industry procedures, marketing and client relations are studied to support the creative side of design and provide students with a realistic view of the fashion industry.

To celebrate the launch of the program, The Art Institute of Atlanta will offer an entire week of fashionable events, including the program ribbon cutting on Thursday, August 6. Below is a full list of programming.

Monday, August 3, 2015 at 2 pm
What:
Fashion round table with industry professionals and alumni from The Art Institute of Atlanta
Where: The Gallery – The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.

Tuesday, August 4, 2015 at 5 pm
What:
Fashion design competition with Microsoft, in partnership with the Digital Fashion Group
Where: Lenox Mall – 3393 Peachtree Rd.

Wednesday, August 5, 2015 at 5 pm
What:
Reception for the gallery show “La Mode à la française”
Where: The Gallery – The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.
“La Mode à la française” challenged students to create looks, inspired by French designers, out of unconventional materials. The garments will be on display through September 9, 2015.

Thursday, August 6, 2015 at 5pm
What:
Ribbon Cutting Ceremony for the Fashion Design program and lab
Where: Fashion Lab (2nd Floor) – The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.

Friday, August 7, 2015 at 12 pm
What:
Fashion Pop Up Store with local retailers and small business owners
Where: The Gallery – The Art Institute of Atlanta, 6600 Peachtree Dunwoody Road, N.E.

*All events are open to the public at no charge.

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See ge.artinstitutes.edu/programoffering/5207 for program duration, tuition, fees and other costs, median debt, salary data, alumni success, and other important info.

To request accommodations in connection with these events, contact the Student Affairs Department or program organizer in advance at 770-394-8300.