Before considering a four-year degree, students should look at the benefits of an Associate of Science, which provides similar training and knowledge of a specific subject area without the excessive general education courses. These are shorter programs, often one to two years long, and are often found in a wide variety of fields. These can help professionals attain higher career goals.
What is an Associate of Science in Fashion Design? This program is typically designed to take a student’s creations from drab to chic, from paper to runways. There are many elements of fashion design from creation to execution, so courses may include materials and construction, design studio, textile principles, and design concepts. If students need to create a portfolio of designs or actual pieces, these programs may be a good place to start.
Creative design skills, which are necessary to succeed in fashion, are usually the first thing enhanced by an associate degree in this subject. Many students also learn how to sew, which makes creating pieces for models easier and cheaper. Students may pick up communication skills that can help them negotiate with a creative department or lead a team of other designers.
It is important for students to understand costs before pursuing a degree, but not all schools price their programs the same. Depending on location, any internship requirements, and course load size, the price may differ.
Fashion is an expansive industry and covers the local mall retail store all the way up to high-end fashion houses that host runway shows. Graduates of these programs may become fashion designers, textile designers, retail buyers, visual merchandisers, and retail managers for men’s, women’s, and children’s wear. Those who are more entrepreneurial or edgy in their ideas may choose to open their own clothier to house their designs.
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The Fashion Design and Merchandising program prepares students with the necessary skills to obtain positions in design, apparel manufacturing, product development, buying
The Fashion Design and Merchandising program prepares students with the necessary skills to obtain positions in design, apparel manufacturing, product development, buying, event planning, fashion styling, visual merchandising, and many other fashion related fields. Many of the courses can be utilized as transfer courses for those pursuing a Bachelor’s Degree in Fashion Design and/or Fashion Merchandising. Students may focus on one of the 4 certificate programs:
Students may also achieve an Associate in Science Degree by completing one of the certificate programs and a minimum of 60 units including the general education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College....
Completing a college Certificate of Achievement builds valuable skills and shows employers you are capable of following through on your goals. We offer a variety of progr
Completing a college Certificate of Achievement builds valuable skills and shows employers you are capable of following through on your goals. We offer a variety of programs to suit your interests.
In addition to the course requirements, you’ll need to meet the Certificate General Requirements. All our certificates may also be applied towards an Associate in Science (AS) degree, or transferred to a 4-year university.
Technical – Apparel Industry Oriented
Custom Dressmaking/Small Business
Technical – Apparel Industry Oriented
This certificate is designed to give students the skills required to compete in the rapidly changing apparel industry. Technology has been incorporated into the curriculum with computer-aided design. This training can lead to jobs as designers, assistant designers, pattern makers, production managers, pattern graders and other fashion related positions....