Fashion Design School Miami
The Associate in Applied Science degree in Fashion Design is designed for students who have a clear interest in design and are prepared to learn skills in the disciplines of the fashion design industry, as well as key notions in garment construction and research.
Core classes range from basic drawing techniques in shape, light and shadow, moving on to study stylized fashion design and the human figure, as well as digital design techniques.
Pattern cutting and digitalization, key to innovative design and creative ideas, are paramount throughout the program.
The Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design degree aims to provide a solid base in key skills of the fashion design industry.
Alongside general education requirements the program provides students the chance to engage in the fashion industry from both a creative and business perspective. This unique program forms multidisciplinary profiles capable of pursuing and developing careers in the areas of design, garment construction and trend forecasters, meeting a growing demand for creative and business skills in the fashion industry - the mastermind that is both designer and manager.
Over the course of five semesters, students are presented with exciting new challenges that will improve their critical independent thinking and develop their creative and business skills.
Graduates will be prepared for entry level positions in the fashion industry. This program also prepares students with the key skills for entry onto the school’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Fashion Design.
Students are introduced to the role of the pattern cutter, and to the art of constructing garments, by learning and exploring traditional techniques as well as through contemporary technologies. Through creative and visual research students discover the world of trends, and the role and influence of visual representation.
The study of fabrics and materials takes an in-depth look at fabric properties and sustainability and how they are used in the industry. Cultural and historical analysis of art and dress further contextualizes and underpins the development of creative skills.
Participants also gain an understanding of the business of fashion, looking at marketing principles, practices, communication strategies and product development. Managers with both design and management skills are rare. Today companies recognize and acknowledge the way designers ‘think’ as a strategic asset, an alternative to traditional management methods and approaches toward company growth.
Digital design Basic drawing Fashion design & illustration Fabrics & materials analysis History of dress & costume Fashion styling Visual research Fashion business and marketing Creative research practice and theory General education studies