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Fashion Design

You’ll work through design challenges drawn from the real world and explore what it takes to take styles from concept to consumer.

Start making a name for yourself.

Your hands-on learning will be guided by talented and experienced instructors. But your fashion design education is all about bringing out your own individual style as you work through design challenges drawn from the real world and explore what it takes to take styles from concept to consumer.

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What you can learn

You’ll start with fundamentals like color theory, fashion drawing, patternmaking, accessory design and life drawing, then begin to add to your skills. Courses can include:

  • Patternmaking
  • Technical drawing
  • Fashion drawing
  • Sewing techniques
  • Event & fashion show production
  • Trends & concepts in apparel
  • Current designers
  • Digital textile design
  • Business ownership
  • Concept development
  • Product development
  • Merchandise management
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The next application deadline is

November 6, 2015

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Bridget Trimble

Bridget Trimble

Lead Patternmaker, Princess Paradise

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Sally Stewart

Sally Stewart

Textile Designer, Target Corporation

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Anta'nia N. Curtis

Anta'nia N. Curtis

Designer and Pre-production Assistant, Unger Fabrik

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Suman Faulkner

Suman Faulkner

Owner and Designer, Lata Design

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Eloisa Serrano

Eloisa Serrano

Owner and Operator, Bay Thread

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