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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. Contact the department for more information on these opportunities, (414) 930-3243.

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.

Fashion Association

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

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.

Learn more about Studio 455 and other art-related student activities.