Associates of Science in Fashion Design

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… Read more

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.

Do not let your creations collect dust, and help them come to life. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Mt. San Antonio College
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Saddleback College
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San Mateo Colleges of Silicon Valley
San Mateo, USA

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