I'm ready to make a name for myself.
In your case, clothes don’t just cover you. They define you. They tell the world who you are and express your unique sense of style. That’s something you share with the creative professionals who take fashion from concept to consumer. If you also share their talent and tenacity, you may be able to join them. Our Fashion Design degree program can help you start a career in an industry of global influences, trends, and markets. We’ll help you build skills in traditional and computer-generated design and pattern-making as you begin to shape your future. It’s a hands-on education designed to help you work through design challenges drawn from the real world.
In this program, you’ll be surrounded and inspired by other talented, creatively driven students. And you’ll be pushed, challenged, and, above all else, supported by experienced faculty*. It’s not a walk in the park. It’s a journey toward doing what you love.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty & instructors.
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design
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Taking risks is nothing new for me.It takes more than a love of fashion to carve out a career in such a highly competitive field. It takes confidence, drive, and hard work. And it takes the skills our program can help you build. You’ll start with fundamentals like color theory, fashion drawing, pattern-making, accessory design, and life drawing, then begin to add to your skills in areas including fabric and fiber selection, color trend analysis, and target market research. You’ll explore concept development, technical drawing and design, specialty design markets, and product development. You’ll study current designers, apparel trends & concepts, and managing the apparel product development process. See our gainful employment pages for possible careers that match the program that interests you.
Meet our Alumni
What Will I Study?
I want to share my sense of style with the world.
The rigorous Fashion Design curriculum is grounded in the realities of the creative side of fashion. The focus in on building the tools to compete in an industry that rewards those who help move fashion forward. You'll study:
- Technical Drawing
- Fashion Drawing
- Sewing Techniques
- Event & Fashion Show Production
- Trends & Concepts in Apparel
- Current Designers
- Textile Fundamentals
- Fundamentals of Business
- Concept Development
- Product Development
- Merchandise Management
- Apparel and Accessory
- Sketching and illustration
- Pattern-making and draping
- Garment construction
- Critical analysis
- Computer aided design
- Clothing design
- Clothing design
I'm looking for my proving ground.
At The Art Institutes system of schools, creativity is our core, our calling, our culture. Our Fashion Design degree programs are built on that creative foundation. It’s also built on our knowledge that a creative career is not for the faint of heart. And that today’s fashion industry is as full of challenges as it is brimming with opportunities. It’s tough out there, so it’s tough in here. But we’ll support you along every step of your journey. That’s why we provide the mentoring and real-world experience you need to prevail, with faculty* who’ve worked in the field and internship possibilities at successful businesses. You’ll be encouraged and expected to be bold. To take risks. To push yourself and the people around you. It won’t be easy. In fact, it’ll be the hardest thing you’ll ever love.
*Credentials and experience levels vary by faculty and instructors.
Meet our Faculty
Patrick Brunelli-GuerraCulinary Arts
"Never say that something is impossible. See every challenge as a new opportunity for you to grow even more."Read More
International equivalency of a bachelor's degree, Culinary Arts, evaluated by Career Consulting International
B.S., Culinary Management, The Art Institute of Houston
More than 25 years' culinary experience and classical European training, including: Executive Chef, Marriott Hotels; Executive Sous Chef, Intercontinental Hotel Houston; Executive Chef, Trattoria Grappolo; Sous Chef, Sonnenalp Resort; Sous Chef, Restaurant le Beaujolais. Chef Guerra has competed and won 9 silver and bronze medals in ACF culinary competitions (2005 - 2013); Les Chaines des Rotisseurs Hospitality Award (2003); Swiss Culinary Cup, Lucerne (2000, 1999, 1998, 1997, 1996); multiple international culinary competitions in Canada, Switzerland and Italy, including Swiss Cook of the Year 1994 and Best Apprentice of Switzerland for 1993. He is a Certified Executive Chef with The American Culinary Federation.Read More...
Zack ZwickyGraphic & Web Design
"Work hard—and do it for yourself."Read More
M.F.A., Studio Art - Graphic Communications, University of Houston
B.S., Graphic Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
A.A.S., Visual Communications, The Art Institute of Houston
Professional and academic experience includes: Faculty Member, The Art Institute of Houston, University of Houston, Rice University School of Continuing Studies; Design Studio Director, The Art Institute of Houston; Graphic Designer and Pre-Press Manager, Midtown Graphics & Press; Owner / Designer, couchpotatographics; Graphic Designer, Tomorrow's Key. Exhibitions include: A Digital Cabinet of Curiosities video installation, Blaffer Gallery, 2009; Existential Motion & Mutual Migration video installation, Box 13 Gallery, 2008; Distraction installation, Commerce Street Artist Warehouse, 2007.Read More...
I'm challenged by the opportunity to take my ideas and bring them to life. Marlon Munoz
Visual Effects & Motion Graphics, Miami International University of Art & Design, 2008
Runway Houston X Brings Diverse Lineup to Houston Fashion Scene in Partnership with Kirby Collection
Six Ai Houston Fashion Design students are debuting their senior collections at Runway Houston X, a fashion and philanthropy event featuring local and internationally acclaimed designers.
Now in its tenth season, the sold-out Runway Houston show opened with senior collections from the Ai Houston 2018 graduating Fashion Design class.