Fashion Design Degree - Online and Campus Programs

Fashion designers create the billions of men's, women's, and children's garments in the country, working for employers from large chain stores to small independent boutiques. Depending on their aspirations, they can design womenswear, accessories, menswear, lingerie, swimwear, formalwear, or footwear or can specialize further in categories such as maternity clothing or jewelry design. More than 22,700 fashion designers are employed in the United States, employed by department store chains, retailers, specialized design services companies, or as self-employed consultants.
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Locations:  Toronto, ON

Programs:
  • Fashion Design
  • Marketing for Fashion and Entertainment

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Follow your passion! For over 35 years, the Visual College of Art and Design (VCAD) has taught artists and imaginative people just like you.

Locations:  Vancouver, BC

Programs:
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  • Marketing & Merchandising for Fashion

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You’re serious about success. Especially when it comes to pursuing an associate, bachelors or master’s degree you need to move your career forward. At AIU, the Serious U™, classes are taught by industry specialists who bring their real-world perspective to the classroom and will work with you one-on-one when you need it.

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    • More courses devoted to your field of interest, on average than at other similar schools
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    • Study anywhere, anytime and the way you learn best
  • Credit for work and military experiences to fulfill degree requirements
    • You can transfer in up to 75% of your qualifying credits saving you up to 75% on your bachelor’s degree
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    • Our program costs include all required books, materials, and student fees
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American InterContinental University® is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission. To contact the Higher Learning Commission please visit www.hlcommission.org.

Locations:  Atlanta, GA

Programs:
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How to Prepare for a Career in Fashion Design

According to The U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), employers prefer graduates from two- or four-year fashion design programs that have mastered a fundamental understanding of fashion trends, colors, textiles, fabrics, or jewelry. You can earn an associate's or bachelor's degree in fashion design online, learning about computer assisted drawing (CAD) programs, patternmaking, hand-sewing techniques, tailoring, fashion history, materials buying, and human anatomy. Fashion design degree programs are indispensible, but you also need creativity, sales and presentation skills, and communication skills in working with others.

Fashion Designer Wages

The BLS reports that in 2008, median annual wages for fashion designers were $61,160, with top earners taking home $124,780 for the year. You can advance in the profession to earn more, taking additional classes in fashion merchandising or marketing to move into management roles at a design firm or fashion retailer.

Career Outlook for Fashion Designers

The BLS predicts that the number of jobs will rise by only 1 percent during the 2008-2018 decade, making the fashion design field highly competitive. You can improve your chances by completing an online fashion design degree and by gaining experience in the field.