Build Your Future in Fashion Design
A fashion designer creates clothing, including dresses, suits, pants, and skirts, and accessories like shoes and handbags, for consumers. Fashion designers specialize in clothing, accessory, or jewelry design, or may work in more than one of these areas. The Fashion Design Associate in Arts Degree is designed to provide the student with a course of study leading to employment in the fashion apparel industry as an assistant designer. The assistant designer should be able to design and illustrate collections, and create patterns manually and on the computer. The Fashion Design Certificate Program is designed to prepare students for entry-level employment in the field of the apparel industry as a worker in the design room.
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The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/.
Average Salary: $30,930 – $135,160
• Apparel Fashion Designer
• Clothing Designer
• Costume Designer
• Dance Costume Designer
• Design Director
• Fashion Designer
• Historic Clothing and Costume Maker
Employment of fashion designers is projected to grow 3 percent from 2016 to 2026, slower than the average for all occupations.
Most apparel continues to be produced internationally. As a result, employment of fashion designers in the apparel manufacturing industry is projected to decline about 33 percent over the projection period, slowing the overall employment growth of fashion designers.
However, employment of fashion designers in the retail trade industry is projected to grow about 22 percent over the projection period. Retailers are selling more fashion-inspired clothing, which increases the demand for fashion designers to design clothing and accessories for everyday wear for the mass market.
Average Salary in this Field
$135,160 Per Year
Careers in this Field
Apparel Fashion Designer
Historic Clothing and Costume Maker
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