Associate of Arts in Fashion Design
The fashion design industry is a fast-paced, competitive, and ever-changing field. You need hard work, determination, and a creative and technical mindset to succeed in this field. Successful designers must understand and adapt to the changes and challenges of the fashion industry. They must have the ability to conceptualize, produce, and present their designs. Bauder College's fashion design program can prepare graduates to enter the field of fashion.
Enhance Your Skills
The fashion design program is designed to prepare students with the skills that employers in the design industry want to see, including a strong foundation of design, illustration, computer, and presentation skills. The program includes hands-on experience not only in pattern making, clothing construction, draping, and specialty design, but also in creating storyboards and visual presentations using illustration and computer techniques. The implementation of computer graphics into the curriculum may provide you with even more of a competitive edge by teaching you to use the computer for fashion illustrations, textile design, flats and specifications, graphic layouts, and spreadsheets.
Upons successful completion of the fashion design program, graduates are awarded an associate's degree.
Instruction in the fashion design program includes:
- Curriculum designed to develop both design and technical skills
- Learning environment to support students who are creative and appreciate limited class sizes to maximize interaction
- Externships that allow students to participate in the fashion design industry
- Bauder College fashion show and exhibition participation
Potential Career Opportunities
As a graduate of this program, you may pursue entry-level employment opportunities such as:
- Assistant designer
- Technical designer
- CAD operator for the fashion industry