Fashion Design

Fashion Design

The Digital Communication programs offer students the opportunity to explore innovative digital media. Business and industry need skilled illustrators, photographers and technical communicators to design, photograph, write, edit, and produce a wide variety of advertising and technical materials in print and electronic media.

AWARD TYPES: Associate of Applied Science, Certificate Level 1, Certificate Level 2

AREA OF STUDY: Art & Design

Consumer Arts & Sciences

This program is part of the

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Center of Excellence

 
 
 
 
 
 

The Consumer Arts & Sciences Center of Excellence provides technical design, fashion, food, culture, costume, beauty, interior and kitchen design training through its eight award-winning arts and degree or certificate programs.

Degrees and Certificates

Program Outcomes

STUDENTS WILL BE ABLE TO:

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Experiment with lines, colors, fabrics, patterns, textures, and styles in design and creation of original fashion design. Ability to produce projects to simulate a real life industry situations.

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Apply critical thinking and creative problem solving skills to a variety of fashion design problems.

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Communicate design concepts at various stages of development using the design process, sewing skills, drawing skills and/or appropriate software.

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Demonstrate punctuality and recognize the necessity of working long hours to meet deadlines by prioritizing tasks and effective use of time.

Program Information

General Requirements

 

The Fashion Design program prepares students for careers in fashion related fields. Creative studies in design fundamentals, fashion analysis, fashion history, textiles, color, and sketching, along with technical training in draping, pattern making, pattern grading, and clothing construction provide the training required for entry-level employment by the mass production ready-to-wear industry or for custom design business operations. 

The Texas Higher Education Coordinating Board (THECB) allows students to earn only one AAS in Fashion Design. Students may choose from one of the following two specializations: General or Theatrical Costume Design.

In addition, please note that a student may only earn one Occupational Skills Award (OSA) per academic year.

TSI testing required prior to first enrollment for all AAS degrees and Level II certificates.

Accreditation

HCC is an accredited institutional member of the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD). Seven Art and Design Programs—Studio Art, Interior Design, Digital Communication, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, Filmmaking, and Digital Gaming & Simulation for Artists—collectively represent the Art and Design Unit at HCC.

National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
11250 Roger Bacon Drive, Suite 21
Reston, VA 20190-5248
Phone: 703-437-0700
Website: nasad.arts-accredit.org

Employment

There are 181 Fashion Designers employed in the greater Houston Area. This number is expected to increase by 3.3% over the next four years.

  • The estimated annual job openings is 8 jobs a year.
  • Median Wages - $28.61 hourly, $60,000 annually

Resources

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Suzette Brimmer

Fashion Design

Hours of Operation: Mon.-Fri. 8am-5pm