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Fashion Design

Fashion Design Bachelor of Fine Arts

The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University can help you prepare for it.

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This Art Institute program is no longer accepting new students. Currently enrolled students can find out more about this program below.

Fashion Design

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High School Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014 High School Seniors Named Local Winners in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, Passion for Fashion Competition 2014

Kristy Salindo was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category. Huy Hong was recently named the local first place winner in The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley’s Passion for Fashion Competition in the Fashion Design category.

The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition gives high school seniors the opportunity to use their flair for fashion and eye for style to earn tuition scholarships.

Salindo, a high school senior, earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley. Hong, a high school senior, also earned a $3,000 tuition scholarship to study in a fashion program at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley.

In addition to their tuition scholarships, Salindo and Hong will progress to the national round of The Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition where their entries will be judged against other local winners from throughout North America for the Competition’s grand prize: a half- tuition scholarship to an Art Institutes school, and a VIP trip to New York City to include a “meet and greet” at Seventeen’s New York City offices, lunch and a $500 shopping spree at DKNY with a Seventeen Style Pro, and a $500 gift card to shop anywhere in the Big Apple.

In the Fashion Design category, entrants were required to submit three images of original sketches of a summer wear garment. In the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising and Retail Management category, entrants were required to submit images of a fashion trend board, predicting the next big trend in fashion.

For more information on this year’s Art Institutes Passion for Fashion Competition, visit www.artinstitutes.edu/passionforfashion.

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California — Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, 1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley Announces the 3rd Annual Art Educators Appreciation Gallery Show Call for Entries



(Sunnyvale, California, January 31, 2014) – This March, The Art Institutes system of schools (“The Art Institutes”) will have more than 50 Art Institutes locations in the United States host What Those Who Teach Can Do, a national collaboration of gallery shows to pay tribute to talented arts educators across the country. In Sunnyvale, The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, will feature local high school art and media educators’ artwork in a month-long exhibition to celebrate their creativity, and thank them for positively affecting the lives of so many students.

“We’re turning the tables on our educators and focusing on their passions and creativity,” said Charles Restivo, president of The Art Institutes. “The collaboration of galleries is the stage we set to celebrate our teachers’ commitment to preparing our area high school students.”

This year will mark The Art Institutes’ third celebration highlighting educators’ artistic work, commitment and passion. If you’re a high school arts and/or media teacher or know of a teacher that may be interested in submitting their work, please visit http://whatteacherscreate.com/ for information about What Those Who Teach Can Do at The Art Institute of California—Silicon Valley.

Artwork for submission can include, but is not limited to, painting, mixed media, sculpture, ceramics, audio/video, design, digital media, film, photography, illustration, culinary images, fiber, and/or fiber arts. There is a limit of one entry per participant, and all art must be exhibition-ready for immediate installation.

This year, anyone can nominate a teacher to submit their work. Once nominated, the nominee will receive an email notifying them of their nomination along with information on how to submit their artwork. Entries are being accepted, and entry deadlines vary by campus.

For all details regarding local gallery receptions, please visit http://aieducators.com/.

The Art Institute of California – Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is one of The Art Institutes, a system of over 50 schools throughout North America. Programs, credential levels, technology, and scheduling options are subject to change. Several institutions included in The Art Institutes system are campuses of South University or Argosy University. The Art Institute of California — Silicon Valley, a campus of Argosy University, is located at 1120 Kifer Road, Sunnyvale, CA 94086. ©2014 The Art Institutes International LLC.

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Program Description

The Fashion Design program explores industry practices from concept to consumer. Coursework incorporates technical sketching and fashion illustration, flat patternmaking and draping, computer-aided design, garment construction and fit, industry software knowledge, and conceptual and critical thinking. The curriculum offers exposure to global fashion business practices, product development, entrepreneurship and professional presentations.

The Fashion Design bachelor’s program prepares students to seek entry-level positions within the fashion design industry by attaining a fundamental grounding in fashion design, technical illustration, design research and forecasting. The program includes an introduction to the theory and practice of creative design, draping, pattern drafting, construction and sewing. These skills are enhanced through industry-standard computerized hardware and software systems. Advanced courses provide students with the opportunity to focus on specific design areas. Upon completion of the program, graduates will be prepared to seek a wide and increasing variety of positions in the fashion design field.

Student Learning Outcomes
• Basic Skills - Graduates will demonstrate knowledge of apparel production processes from concept development through finished product.
• Process Skills - Graduates will demonstrate advanced skills in construction, draping, fitting, and patternmaking as well as in specialty textile design, and product and concept development.
• Technology and Production - Graduates will demonstrate the ability to use industry software to create, grade, and mark patterns; use software to develop specification sheets; and develop advanced knowledge of technical sketching and computer design.
• Communication - Graduates can explain connections between world events and design, color, and forecasting trends in the apparel industry, and apply current events to business trends.
• Professional Practice - Graduates will demonstrate ability to apply professional standards and business concepts related to apparel design, including the ability to work collaboratively and to present and articulate concepts.

Graduation Requirements
To receive a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design, students must: receive a passing grade or credit for all required coursework; earn a minimum of 180 quarter credits; achieve a cumulative GPA of 2.0 or higher; meet portfolio or other requirements as outlined by the program; and satisfy all financial obligations as related to your program of study.
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