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Prospective undergraduate students interested in studying fashion and textile technology at Buffalo State must apply through the Undergraduate Admissions Office.

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Program Entry and Concentrations

The fashion and textile technology program maintains an open door policy and therefore does not require a portfolio review for admission into the major.

Due to the multiple concentration options and sequenced nature of the major, it is essential that prospective students choose a concentration (from their Degree Navigator audit sheet) and inform the department of their decision.

  • Fashion merchandising
  • Apparel design
  • Apparel product development
  • Fashion/textile design technologies

Transfer Students

The fashion and textile technology program has developed course equivalencies with Genesee Community College and Villa Maria College. 

Buffalo State Articulation Agreements

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Information for Transfer Students

If your fashion-related course is not listed and you would like to have a review of your courses for potential college credit, please contact the department.


During summer and J-term orientation sessions, students are advised in small groups. Prospective students, especially transfer students, are encouraged to attend the first orientation session in the summer. At orientation and advisement, students fill out an advisement form, state their fashion concentration and have the opportunity to meet one-on-one with a faculty member. 

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