Programme code 


Qualification degree

Bachelor of Arts

Level of qualification                

University studies, First cycle, undergraduate (Bachelor

Mode of study

Full-time, 4 years, 240 credits


The main objective of the BA programme of VDA Fashion Design Studies is to prepare a high professional costume designer, fashion specialist capable of creatively using accumulated professional knowledge and practical skills, the latest scientific and technical achievements. The following can be distinguished by detailing the objectives of the BA programme:
- a deep and targeted orientation to modern fashion;
- knowledge and analysis of the structure of new materials;
- promotion of vocational studies;
- strengthening contacts with the general Lithuanian and international public and the fashion industry;
- developing entrepreneurial skills to help graduates adapt more easily to market developments.
These are closely linked to the essential purpose of the programme. The fashion design program is constructed in order of the complexity of the tasks, the subjects that make up it and their studies are synchronized according to the main objectives of the programme.

Profile of study programme

Fashion design development is inseparable from design development in a broad sense, manifesting through high-level proficiency, professional knowledge; constructive spatial, stylistic thinking, use of various means of artistic expression; distinctive sense of colours; awareness of fashion history and art, intuitive feel of fashion forecasts. Costume design is based on fashion's transient nature, eternal change; on the other hand - on its increasing functionality, traditions becoming permanent. Four BA academic years are the years of professional preparation of future fashion designers, providing possibilities to unfold their personal artistic expression. Study freedom as a possibility to choose from a huge variety of topics and their combination is an incentive for students' personality growth and creative freedom. Costume designers are prepared according to the approved study plan. According to external programme evaluation of 2008, the BA study programme was fully accredited. In order to give young designers as much as possible useful knowledge and improve the study process, since 2009/2010 logically related subjects in the Bachelor study plan have been systematized and improved: costume designing, fashion drawing and the science of colours, 20th c. fashion history was introduced, autoCAD designing. With the help of the department teachers’ close collaboration with fashion industry enterprises, joint stock companies started in order to ensure students' possibilities to check their professional skills during studies.

Occupational profiles of graduates

Having completed BA studies, fashion designers can work on individual creative work, i.e. in private and state Lithuanian and foreign clothing industries and trade companies, theatres, film studios, television, press. After acquiring additional pedagogical qualifications - to work as a teacher in primary, primary and secondary schools, gymnasiums, art schools.

Study programme coordinator and study organization department

Assoc. prof. Renata Maldutienė
Vilnius faculty, Department Fashion Design

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