• Fashion Design Programs


    Program Description

     
    BCCC offers several options in the area of Fashion Design: two different two-year courses of study leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fashion Design (or a Fashion Retailing concentration within that degree) and a 43-46 credit Certificate in Fashion Design. Students who choose the Fashion Design Degree, will receive a technical background in illustrating original designs, pattern making, and clothing construction to transform their designs into finished garments.
     
    Students in the Fashion Retailing concentration, take selected business and fashion courses as they prepare for challenging careers in the retail management sector of the fashion industry. The Fashion Design Certificate emphasizes the procedures and techniques needed to start a fashion design business or to upgrade skills. Through classroom and hands-on experience, students develop skills in operating a small business, merchandising, management, display techniques, costuming, pattern making, and fashion show production. Freelance and entrepreneurial aspects are stressed.
     
    The program was cited for teaching excellence and innovative curriculum design by the Textile Manufacturers Institute. Students whose placement testing indicates a need for skill development in reading, writing or mathematics will be required to take developmental courses.

    Job Description

    Fashion Design Degree 

    The Fashion Design Degree is structured for the student who plans to pursue freelance and entrepreneurial careers in the fashion field, or is seeking immediate entry into the fashion industry. Students prepare for careers as designers, assistant designers, computer designers, patternmakers, tailors, fashion stylists, and in the area of specialized design services.

    Fashion Design Certificate 

    The Fashion Design Certificate is intended for students who are seeking entrepreneurial careers in the fashion industry, or for the professional seeking to upgrade skills. These students either choose not to pursue an associate’s degree, or already have degrees in a related field. Students study apparel construction, patternmaking, draping, tailoring and other related fashion courses.

    Fashion Retailing Concentration 

    Fashion Design Degree The Fashion Retailing concentration is available to students seeking employment in the retail sector of the industry. Students pursue careers in management, retailing, merchandising, purchasing, selling, fashion coordination, advertising, marketing and related areas. 

    Career Options and Occupation Outlook

    Fashion Design Degree 

    The Fashion Design Degree is structured for the student who plans to pursue freelance and entrepreneurial careers in the fashion field and in the area of specialized design services such as apparel manufacturing companies.

    Fashion Design Certificate 

    The Fashion Design Certificate is intended for students who are seeking entrepreneurial careers in the fashion industry, or for the professional seeking to upgrade skills. These students either choose not to pursue an associate’s degree, or already have degrees in a related field.

    Fashion Retailing Concentration 

    Fashion Design Degree The Fashion Retailing concentration is available to students seeking employment in the retail sector of the industry such as department stores and various types of clothing retailers.

    Skills Needed

    Students who choose the Fashion Design Degree, will receive a technical background in illustrating original designs, patternmaking, and clothing construction to transform their designs into finished garments. Students in the Fashion Retailing concentration, take selected business and fashion courses as they prepare for challenging careers in the retail management sector of the fashion industry. The Fashion Design Certificate emphasizes the procedures and techniques needed to start a fashion design business or to upgrade skills.

    Through classroom and hands-on experience, students develop skills in operating a small business, merchandising, management, display techniques, costuming, patternmaking, and fashion show production. Freelance and entrepreneurial aspects are stressed. The program was cited for teaching excellence and innovative curriculum design by the Textile Manufacturers Institute.