Topics of Study
In this program, you will learn how to design commercial fashions, apparel, and accessories, and how to manage fashion development projects. You will study apparel and accessory design, the design of men's, women's, and children's wear, and flat pattern design. You will also learn computer-assisted design, concept planning, and how to design in specific materials. You will study labor and cost analysis, the history of fashion, fabric art and printing, and management skills in the fashion industry.
- A certificate or associate degree will qualify for entry-level sales positions in jewelry, cosmetics, or clothing for department stores or other retailers.
- A bachelor's degree provides a broad background in all aspects of art as well as experience with a variety of design technologies.
- A graduate degree is usually required to teach in college or do research.
- Graduates with a degree in fashion and apparel design may also find work in photography, wedding consultation, and other graphics arts positions.