Admission to the Department of Fashion and Apparel Studies as
an undergraduate student in the Apparel Design major is a two-part
Part 1: Students must complete the common application to the University and
Part 2: Submit an application to the department via slideroom.
The application to the department that is submitted via slideroom consists of:
1. Applicant Information
tell us a little about yourself and your interest in the Apparel Design program.
- Why are you interested in
becoming a fashion designer?
- What are your future goals as
a fashion designer?
- What skills will you bring
with you to The University of Delaware?
- How will your attendance at
The University of Delaware facilitate your goals?
2. Portfolio Assignment Attachments
following portfolio assignment will assess your basic skills as well as your
ability to follow instructions. Design a group of three looks that would
fulfill your wardrobe needs for an imagined campus visit to Newark, Delaware to
visit The University of Delaware Fashion and Apparel Studies Department.
- Concept Statement
concept statement of up to 250 words you will determine your destination and
activities. Determine your wardrobe needs and apply them to your three looks.
Concept Statement: the concept statement is a short, descriptive, and memorable
statement that tries to capture the intention or purpose of your project. After
someone reads your concept statement they should be able visualize what you
stated, the mood, tone, images and essence of your project. They should see it
in their mind.
- Mood Board
mood board of your Blue Hen Campus Visit concept. Include color and fabric
swatches, inspiration images including photocopies or magazine clippings that
coordinate with your theme.
board is a type of poster design that may consist of images, text, and samples
of objects in a composition of the choice of the mood board creator. Designers
and others use mood boards to develop their design concepts and to communicate
to other members of the design team.
- Figure Croquis
the look and feel of your story and illustrate your group of three looks
figure croquis sketches. Draw original designs using the medium of your
Design sketches are to be on full-length fashion figures with back
word croquis comes from French and means simply "sketch". In fashion,
the term refers to a quick sketch of a figure (typically 9 heads tall as
is the accepted proportions for fashion illustration) with a loose
the clothes that are being designed. Often a large number of croquis
will be created for one finished look, which is fully drawn and
finished. Combine all croquis images into one document for submission.
This may be as a pdf, jpg or ppt file.
The information and attachments should be uploaded to the UD/Fashion and Apparel Studies Digital Portfolio website (Slideroom) and will be evaluated by a faculty committee.