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2013-2014 Course Catalog 
2013-2014 Course Catalog [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion/Design, AAS

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Challenges and rapid advancement opportunities set in an exciting atmosphere of change, fast-paced business decisions and competition are offered to you in a fashion career. Take part in the action where style becomes a way of expression in apparel and accessories, as well as interior design. A career in the fashion industry could include management, designing, buying, marketing or promotion, sales, customer service or visual merchandising.

The curriculum has been designed with the help of employers in both the apparel and interior design industries. Many students achieve management positions upon graduation or shortly thereafter because of the specialized coursework and individual effort. Graduates interested in apparel design or interior design usually transfer to a four-year program.

Instruction is based on lectures, labs, internships, speakers and a variety of conferences and field studies in fashion centers such as New York City. These activities offer the student a chance to interact with key industry professionals and develop an invaluable employment network.

Two awards are offered in the Fashion program. Upon successful completion of the Fashion/Design program, students will receive an AAS degree. Students with a shorter-semester educational goal may receive a diploma.

Fashion/Design emphasizes career development along with transfer options for students planning on attending a four-year college. Contact a DMACC Fashion/Design instructor, counselor or advisor for transfer planning assistance.

For more information about the Fashion/Design program, please visit our website at

Location: Ankeny

Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.

Program Entry Requirements

  1. Complete an application for admission.
  2. Satisfy the assessment requirement.
  3. Attend any required information/registration session.

Students start any semester.

Graduation Requirements

To earn a Fashion diploma or AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.

Required Courses

Semester 1 - 15 Credits

Semester 2 - 16 Credits

Semester 3 - 6 Credits

Semester 4 - 14 Credits

Semester 5 - 15 Credits

Option 6 - Select 1 Course

Option 7 - Select 1 Course

Total Credits Required to Complete this AAS Degree - 66

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