As a fashion graduate at Dominican, you will have a world of exciting opportunities ahead of you. The department offers a course on career planning and portfolio development that focuses on strategies used to approach career and life decisions.

Graduate School

Some fashion students continue at Dominican to earn an MBA, which is a helpful asset in almost any fashion career. Qualified students can begin graduate work in Dominican’s Brennan School of Business while they are still undergraduates, taking one graduate course each semester during the senior year. This reduces the time required to complete the MBA degree.


Dominican fashion graduates can pursue an array of careers in the fashion and retail industries and with leading museums. Careers in fashion range from developing and manufacturing specific fashion items to promotion, publicity or sales at either the wholesale or retail levels.

Fashion design careers include:
  • Colorist
  • Entrepreneur
  • Textile designer
  • Product developer
  • Stylist
  • Fashion designer
  • Costume designer
  • Sketcher
  • Sample maker
  • Pattern maker
  • Pattern grader
  • Museum professional
Fashion merchandising careers include
  • Market researcher
  • Merchandiser
  • Retail buyer
  • Personal shopper
  • Merchandise manager
  • Fashion show coordinator
  • Visual display merchandiser
  • Retail human resources manager
  • Boutique owner
  • Social media content coordinator
  • Stylist