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Find out why students love design at Radford University.

2022 Fall Fashion Show

 

Got a minute? Check out the the Fall Fashion Show. It was part of Family Weekend in 2022 with our models showing off student designed ensembles.

Be a part of the Design team at Radford University! We are a creative and award winning group of students and faculty sharing our passion.

Design at Radford University

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Top 10 in the U.S. Design Intelligence

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Award winning students and faculty

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Access to professionals and field experiences

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Student success is our focus

Academic Concentrations

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

Bachelor of Science (BS)

Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

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Bachelor of Science (BS)

Master of Fine Arts (MFA)

News & Events

  1. Q and A with Fashion Designer Jessica Pattison »

    11/2/2022

    Get to know Assistant Professor of Fashion Design,  Jessica Pattison.

  2. Public Service by Design »

    3/3/2022

    Radford Design 205 students tackle real world issues as they hone their skills.

  3. Radford Design Students Find Inspiration in the New River Gorge »

    2/15/2022

    Radford Design students see their work displayed at the New River Gorge National Park. 

  4. Spirit Week to celebrate final days of Porterfield, McGuffey Halls »

    4/16/2021

    The College of Visual and Performing Arts will say farewell to Porterfield and McGuffey Halls by hosting a Spirit Week. The final week of classes this semester will be the last time students ever take courses in these buildings, as they will each be torn down and replaced with the Center for Adaptive Innovation and Creativity.

  5. Now showing! 2021 Fashion Design Senior Showcase »

    4/14/2021

    Students in the Department of Design are gearing up to show off their latest fashion creations via a virtual fashion show. 

  6. Art, design students to show works in Floyd exhibit »

    2/5/2021

    Five students in the College of Visual and Performing Arts will have their artwork featured in an upcoming exhibit at the Floyd Center for the Arts titled “New Voice.”

  7. Arts education in the age of coronavirus »

    9/29/2020

    Teaching the arts during a pandemic has presented a variety of challenges for the College of Visual and Performing Arts. However, innovative members of our artistic community have developed creative, effective ways to ensure that students are receiving a quality educational experience during these extraordinary times.

  8. Design substitutes internships with mentor experience »

    6/25/2020

    As internships became scarce due to coronavirus disruptions, the Department of Design created a one-credit mentorship class where students would interact with a team of working professionals to network and learn about job-hunting best practices.

From University Relations

  1. Recent graduate, facing illness in his senior year, succeeded by design »

    6/2/2022

    In the midst of completing his senior year, fashion design student Nay-Quan Bryan last fall discovered other daunting challenges he would have to face: A cancer diagnosis and chemotherapy.  

  2. Friend of CVPA honored with musical celebration »

    11/1/2021

    Friends and colleagues celebrated the memory of Johann Norstedt, supporter of the arts at Radford University.

  3. Design Student Karizma Woods Named to the "Future 100" List in Metropolis Magazine »

    4/1/2021

    Radford University interior design student Karizma Woods has been named to the “Future 100” list in Metropolis Magazine, a highly respected trade publication focusing on architecture and design.

  4. Collaborating to Help Pediatric Surgical and Trauma Patients  »

    12/16/2020

    Despite the challenges of working together during a global pandemic, a recent collaboration among Radford University’s School of Nursing and graphic design program with Carilion Clinic and the Virginia Tech Carilion School of Medicine (VTCSOM) has produced new resources to help children participate in their care—which in turn may lead to a better hospital experience and aid in their recovery.

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