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|Fashion Design Certificate
|Theatre Arts & Fashion
Total Units: 28.5
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.
The requirements for the Fashion Design Certificate program are:
Complete 28.5 units from
- Fashion Design Requirements
|Fashion Design Requirements - complete 28.50 units
|Fashion Design and Illustration
|Flat Pattern Design 1
|Clothing Construction 1
|Clothing Construction 2
|Alterations and Sustainability
|Contemporary Fashion Designers
|Fashion Show Production Lab
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.
Course Prerequisites and Advisories:
Courses in a program of study may have prerequisites or advisories;
that is, courses that must or should be completed before taking that course.
Please check for prerequisites or advisories by clicking on the course numbers
in the Program Requirements section.
It is important that students who are completing an Associate Degree and desire to transfer to a four-year institution meet with a counselor to plan their lower division coursework. While many majors at SRJC are intended to align with lower division major preparation required by California public universities, specific lower-division major requirements vary among individual campuses. See a counselor, visit the Transfer Center, and check Guides For Transfer in Specific Majors, and ASSIST to review transfer preparation guides for specific schools and majors.
No course may be used more than once to fulfill a requirement in the certificate.
Certificate will be awarded upon fulfillment of all course requirements with a grade of 'C' or better.