Fashion Student Activities
Experiences outside the classroom for fashion design majors involve student, clubs and organizations on campus, as well as several networking and career-related activities.
Networking & Career-Related Activities
Fashion design students have many opportunities to show off their skills and designs.
In the past, fashion students have exhibited work at the Villa Terrace Museum, Gallery
Night & Day and Harley-Davidson Museum.
Students also have competed in regional, national and international competitions such as Fashion Angels Enterprise’s Tapefitti Project to create accessories and recycle clothes or Run Up to the Runway at the Milwaukee Art Museum to compete for scholarships. Students have won an impressive array of awards and been featured in professional publications.
Additionally, you can participate in workshops by internationally known designers or clothing companies who visit campus. In the summer, you can volunteer to help with Fashion Boot Camp for high school students.
CREO Student-Designer Fashion Show
Latin for "to make, create, produce," CREO is an annual celebration of creativity that showcases student work from Mount Mary
fine art, fashion, graphic design and interior design programs. CREO is forward-thinking
and ever-developing. It's an opportunity for a cross-generational audience to experience
a cross-disciplinary slice of Milwaukee's creative talent.
Fashion students design and construct clothing and coordinate all aspects of a runway-style fashion show. The event attracts hundreds of visitors and fashion enthusiasts each year. Awards for outstanding designs in a variety of categories are given to student designers each year—with prizes ranging from cash to products from manufacturers and retailers. A professional jury selects the award recipients.
The student Fashion Association promotes networking to create professional contacts
and friendships among members. The group’s activities include speakers, fundraising
and a variety of social and service events. Past activities have included craft making,
bake sales, internship discussions and social get-togethers.
Contact any fashion faculty member to learn more about this club.
Studio 455 is a student group that promotes collaboration across disciplines in the School of Arts and Design, cultivates scholarship and leadership, and fosters professional art development, friendships and service.