The Fashion Design program is designed for any student interested in the fashion industry. Students will learn the basics from construction to pattern drafting.
Have you ever wondered how the clothes you wear come to be, what fabric your favorite shirt is made of, or why a garment fits your friend differently than it does you? Do you want to learn how to sew for enjoyment?
Careers in the Fashion Industry may include fabric design, apparel or accessory design, theatrical costume design, becoming a stylist, personal shopper or a retail buyer. Many former students have gone on to study at Lasell College - Boston; Kent State - Ohio; UNH - New Hampshire, FIT – Florida; and Milan, Italy.
Fashion Design students work on Independent Projects, producing finished garments. These are presented in the annual spring runway show.
Fashion Design I
The first year student is introduced to the basic foundations of garment construction. Students learn to safely use the program equipment, making fabric selections, interpreting instructions and final garment presentations. All students will participate in the production of the annual spring runway show.
Fashion Design II
The second year is a continuation of Fashion Design I. Second year students will take on more challenging fabrics and patterns and learn advanced construction skills. FD II students will be introduced to pattern drafting as well as additional equipment. Second year students are responsible for producing the annual runway show in the spring.