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Fashion Design Program

Fashion Design Program

 

Fashion Design

 Fashion Design Program

 

Fashion Design Program

Fashion Design Program

 

Fashion Design Program

 Fashion Design Program

 

Fashion Design Program

Fashion Design Program

 

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About the Fashion Design Program

As a Fashion Design student, you will work hands-on alongside seasoned industry professionals
who make up our faculty. Build a foundation in the history of fashion, global fashion
trends, color theory, and preliminary sketching. Advance your knowledge and skills
with courses in design, technical flat sketching and illustration, pattern drafting, sewing, draping,
garment production, and more. You will also learn how to use Adobe Creative Suite
and CAD software.

Your classroom is a real-world workshop, where you will sketch garments, cut patterns,
source fabrics and materials, and construct sample garments for your own line. These
pieces become part of your ever-expanding body of work, which you will compile into
a portfolio to help you transition to a 4-year fashion program or enter directly into
the fashion industry.

We provide opportunities to visit design houses and manufacturers, as well as hear
from retailers, merchandisers, and stylists. Top fashion schools and employers value
Santa Monica College Fashion Design graduates for their motivation, focus, and dedication
to their craft.

Design a creative career fueled by your passion.

Transfer Preparation

Many colleges and universities offer baccalaureate degrees in this field. Students
planning to transfer to a four-year college or university need to know which courses
completed at Santa Monica College will be accepted at the specific college/university.
Please consult a Counselor. SMC has transfer articulation agreements with the many UC and CSU campuses, as well as many private and out-of-state institutions.

Degrees and Certificates

Associate in Science Degree – Fashion Design

40 units + General Education Requirements

Certificate of Achievement – Fashion Design

40 units

Fashion design students develop skills in design communication, including preliminary
sketching, technical flat sketching, illustration, and usage of Adobe Photoshop, Illustrator,
and CAD software. Skills in draping, pattern-drafting from draping and body measurements,
and basic sewing skills to advanced construction are developed in order to create
sample garments for production and sales.

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