BCCC offers two distinct, two-year courses of study leading to an Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fashion Design.
The Fashion Design Degree is structured for students who plan to pursue freelance and entrepreneurial careers in fashion and in specialized design services like apparel manufacturing companies.
The Fashion Retailing Concentration enables students enrolled in the Fashion Design Degree program to focus on careers in the fashion retail sector such as department stores and other clothing retailers.
The Fashion Design Certificate is geared to students seeking careers in the fashion industry and professionals who want to upgrade their skills.
What to expect
Through a combination of classroom and hands-on experience, Fashion Design students will develop competencies critical to operating small businesses, merchandising, management, display techniques, costuming, patternmaking, and fashion show production. The program emphasizes the freelance and entrepreneurial soft skills needed for this highly competitive field. During of their studies, students will be expected to execute a product or concept which illustrates elements of design such as color, proportion, fabric or other elements.
Skills you will learn/What will I learn?
Students in the Fashion Design Degree will receive a technical background in skills such as:
- Illustrating original designs
- Clothing construction
- Design and retail software
- Conducting and analyzing market research
With a degree or certificate in fashion design, you can have a career as a fashion designer, tailor or work in retail management. You can also work as a freelance fashion stylist or costume designer.
The national and state employment trends in this field are:
- Median wages (2011) $31.10 hourly, $64,690 annual
- Projected growth (2010-2020) Little or no change (-2% to 2%)
- Projected job openings (2010-2020) 6,700