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 leadership activities and study tours in Chicago, Minneapolis, and Kansas City. A New York study tour is offered exclusively to Fashion/Design majors every other year. These study tours offer the student a chance to interact with key industry professionals while building a network in the fashion industry as well as providing an opportunity to become aware of career opportunities in the industry.
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 www.dmacc.edu/programs/marketing.
Selected courses in this program are offered at other campuses.
Students start any semester.
Program Entry Requirements
- Complete an application for admission.
- Satisfy the assessment requirement.
- Attend any required information/registration session.
To earn a Fashion diploma or AAS degree, a student must complete all coursework as prescribed and maintain a 2.0 grade point average.