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Introduction and Definition of Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Hoods

The wearing of academic hoods, specific to bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels, is a rich tradition in academic ceremonies. These hoods, often lined with colorful silk, symbolize academic achievement and the field of study.

Bachelor Hood
master hood
doctoral hood

Styles and Craftsmanship of Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral Hoods

Bachelor's Hoods & Master's Hoods

Lining: Often designed with a specific color lining to represent the field of study.

Chevron: a V-shaped pattern often found in the lining of academic hoods, represents the specific institution or honors earned.

Length: Typically shorter in length compared to doctoral hoods.

Fabric Options: Available in various materials, including satin or velvet.

Additional Features: May include specific emblems or color accents to represent the institution or field of study.

                 Bachelor’s Hood                            Master’s Hood

Doctoral Hoods

Lining: Characterized by a rich and colorful lining, symbolizing the highest academic achievement and field of study.

Chevron: a V-shaped pattern often found in the lining of academic hoods, represents the specific institution or honors earned.

Length: Full-length, representing the prestige of the doctoral degree.

Fabric Quality: Typically made with luxurious fabrics, such as velvet, for the shell and lining.

Distinctive Features: Often includes velvet edging with color corresponding to the field of study.

The Manufacturing Process of Graduation Hoods

1. Design and Planning

  • Pattern Creation: The process begins with designing the pattern, considering the specific length, shape, and style of a bachelor’s hood.
  • Color Selection: The lining color is chosen to represent the specific field of study, often following traditional academic color guidelines.

2. Cutting and Preparing Materials

  • Fabric Cutting: The chosen fabrics, such as satin or velvet, are cut according to the pattern.
  • Chevron Design: If applicable, the chevron pattern is created using color contrasts in the lining.

3. Sewing and Assembly

  • Sewing the Shell: The outer shell is sewn, taking care to ensure clean lines and symmetry.
  • Lining Assembly: The lining, often bearing the school’s colors, is assembled and sewn into the shell.
  • Adding Features: Practical features like the hanging loop and button are added at this stage.

4. Finishing and Quality Control

  • Final Inspection: Each hood undergoes a thorough inspection to ensure that it meets quality standards.
  • Pressing and Packaging: The finished hood is pressed to remove any wrinkles, and packaged carefully for delivery.

Fabric Information for Academic Hoods

The selection of fabric and color in an academic hood represents various symbolic and aesthetic considerations.

Shell: The Outer Layer

Material: Typically made of matte fabric, providing a subdued and elegant appearance.

Color: Generally black, symbolizing the formality and tradition of academia.

Trim: The Velvet Edge

Material: Crafted from velvet, lending a luxurious texture to the hood.

Color Information: The color of the velvet trim often corresponds to the specific academic discipline, following traditional academic color guidelines.

Lining: The Inner Layer

Material: Comprised of satin, giving a smooth and glossy finish.

Color Information: The color of the lining may represent the institution’s colors or be chosen to align with the specific degree being awarded.

Chevron: The V-Shaped Design

Material: Typically made of satin, consistent with the lining, for a cohesive appearance.

Color Information: The chevron’s color might contrast with the main lining color, creating a distinctive V-shaped pattern. It may reflect honors, institution colors, or other symbolic meanings.

Color and Academic Discipline Correspondence for Academic Hoods

The color of an academic hood's trim and lining often corresponds to the wearer's field of study.
  1. White: Arts, English, Humanities, Literature, Philosophy
  2. Yellow (Gold): Science, Mathematics, Physics, Chemistry, Biology
  3. Light Blue: Education, Counseling, Pedagogy
  4. Brown: Fine Arts, Architecture, Dramatic Arts
  5. Dark Blue: Philosophy (Ph.D.), Higher Education
  6. Green: Medicine, Pharmacy, Health Sciences, Nursing
  7. Orange: Engineering, Computer Science, Technology
  8. Pink: Music, Musical Performance, Musicology
  9. Purple: Law, Legal Studies, Public Administration
  10. Red: Theology, Divinity, Public Health
  11. Gray: Business, Commerce, Accounting, Economics
  12. Crimson: Journalism, Communication, Media Studies
  13. Olive Green: Pharmacy, Chiropractic
  14. Silver: Oratory, Speech
  15. Citron: Social Work, Human Services
  16. Peacock Blue: Public Administration, Foreign Service
  17. Salmon Pink: Public Health
  18. Golden Yellow: Library Science
  19. Drab: Veterinary Science, Environmental Studies


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