Program Overview

The Fashion Design Department gives students a thorough introduction to apparel design and manufacturing. Students are prepared to find employment in an apparel design firm or to start their own business. They will develop essential skills and techniques in sketching, fabric selection, sewing, draping, and pattern making. Business skills are learned through an entrepreneurship course, and students learn to write a business plan. The fashion industry is vast and diverse with many creative, rewarding opportunities in ready-to-wear or high fashion design. An AS degree and certificate program are offered.

Fashion Design and Merchandising (CA) Requirements

Major: Core and Selective Requirements
Complete Core Courses, 31 units Units
FASH 100 Principles of Design 3 units
FASH 111 Techniques of Fit 3 units
FASH 113 Textiles 3 units
FASH 115 Intermediate Clothing Construction 3 units
FASH 116 Tailoring 3 units
FASH 118 Flat Pattern 3 units
FASH 123 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3 units
FASH 162 Advanced Flat Pattern 3 units
FASH 166 Fashion Entrepreneurship 3 units
FASH 168 Fashion Draping 3 units
FASH 195 Portfolio Development 1 unit
Selective Courses, choose a minimum of 3 units from the following: Units
FASH 122 Advanced Tailoring 3 units
FASH 132 Trouser Construction 1 unit
FASH 133 Copying Ready-to-Wear 1 unit
FASH 140 Basic Serging 1 unit
FASH 146 Designer Techniques in Sewing 3 units
FASH 150 History of Fashion 3 units
FASH 164 Fashion Illustration 3 units
FASH 167 The Custom Dress Form 1 unit
FASH 170 French Pattern Drafting 2 units
FASH 171 Pants Drafting 2 units
FASH 172 Bustier 1 unit
FASH 672 Cooperative Education: Internship 3 units
Total Required Units: 34

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