Fashion Design students in the AAS program learn the process, skills, and language of fashion design from concept through production, progressing from basic drawing, draping, patternmaking, sewing, and tailoring to haute couture and specialty techniques. Studios dedicated to knitwear, shoe design, and model drawing provide students with space to work together or on their own.
Ready for the Marketplace
Students study the essentials of marketing and emerge from the program with a mature portfolio that showcases not only exquisite workmanship and silhouette examples, but expresses their signature vision. The program's Midseason Preview and end-of-year Line Debut bring buyers, designers, and other industry experts to presentations of student work.
Recognized industry practitioners lead the program, which is known for its design education excellence interwoven with social and environmental imperatives. Students form part of a community of innovative designers who envision new ways to make beautiful, sustainable, responsible, and relevant fashion.
It is this dedication to quality and thoroughness combined with a strong focus on originality that makes the AAS Fashion Design program one of the most respected fashion programs in the world.
The AAS degree is particularly well suited to working professionals seeking to enhance or change careers. Current high school students should consider the BFA Fashion Design program before applying, as it may present a more effective pathway.