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Fashion Studies

Award Type: Certificate of Achievement

The associate degree and certificate program in fashion studies prepares students to transfer to universities and technical schools of fashion and costume design and merchandising. Students integrate fashion principles, textile characteristics and personal style with marketing strategies to create and present projects and a portfolio tailored to their chosen career. Job opportunities include working with the design, production and merchandising of clothing with large manufacturers or small specialty businesses.

The graduate of the Certificate of Achievement in Fashion Studies will:

  • Integrate fashion principles with respect to industry changes and marketing strategies and present project.
  • Apply design principles to fashion industry conditions to achieve personal style and present portfolio.
  • Analyze textile characteristics for sensory appeal and present project.
  • Apply clothing design principles to construct and present a fashion design.
  • Differentiate historic fashion concepts with current design trends and present portfolio.

Program Requirements

A total of 18 units is required for the certificate. Required core courses (15 units):

Course Number Course Title Units
FASH 101 Fashion Industry and Marketing 3.0
FASH 102 Fashion Design Analysis 3.0
FASH 103 Textiles 3.0
FASH 104 Historic Fashion/Costume 3.0
FASH 110 Apparel Construction 1 3.0

Plus a minimum of 3 units selected from the following:

Course Number Course Title Units
ART 110 Design 1 3.0
ART 120 Drawing 1 3.0
BUS 101 Introduction to Business 3.0
BUS 102 Marketing 3.0