The requirements for this program of study are effective beginning the semester shown above. If you began working on this program before the effective semester, you may not be affected by the changes. Consult with the program contact person or the department chair to determine your eligibility to complete the program under previous requirements.
Upon successful completion of this program, the student will be able to:
The Fashion Studies Program's Fashion Design certificate of achievement offers students interested in the fashion industry a combination of theoretical and hands-on instruction. Students will learn about the history of modern fashion as well as all aspects of apparel production from creating the initial design to sourcing of textiles and materials, to patternmaking and sample sewing, through to the marketing and presentation of the finished garment.
This program will prepare students for a variety of occupations including: assistant designer, apparel business owner, production manager, sample room coordinator, pattern maker, sales assistant, fabric buyer or visual merchandiser.
- Communicate design concepts through technical sketches and illustrations.
- Translate garment design concepts from sketches to patterns.
- Execute the pattern and construction of a garment from concept to finished product.
- Relate the history and social context of fashion to current industry trends.
- Apply technical and professional skills expected in the fashion industry as both an employee and an entrepreneur.