The Associate of Applied Arts in Fashion Design degree program is designed to prepare graduates with basic skills including product sketching, clothing construction, and pattern development. Along with foundation-level technical skills, students advance to textiles, apparel design, concept development, and fashion illustration. Professional faculty, many of whom have industry experience, instruct classes which provide real-life environments that simulate the workplace through course projects, extracurricular activities, industryrelated field trips and computer-aided design on industry-related technology. We place major emphasis on the development of a working professional portfolio for every Fashion Design student - one of the most important tools you have to impress potential employers!
The purpose of the Fashion Design Program at the associate?s degree level is to prepare graduates with the skills in concept development, production and presentation techniques necessary to seek entry-level employment in the apparel industry. Emphasis is placed on the technical aspect of the Ready-to-Wear industry focusing on design and production while incorporating computer-aided design in an ever-changing field.
The Associate of Applied Arts degree program in Fashion Design is designed to prepare students with the creative skills required to seek entry-level employment in apparel design, patternmaking, production management, and computerized technology in the fashion industry.