Jun 24, 2024  
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 
SFCC Catalog 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

Fashion Design, A.A.A.

CIP: 50.0407
School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731

An Associate in Applied Arts in Fashion Design degree provides students with skills in one of the three disciplines of apparel, textile or costume design. Entrepreneurial and design skills prepare the graduate for employment in the fashion industry or self-employment as a professional designer. Students develop highly refined skills in one-of a-kind creation of functional and decorative apparel and textiles. A professional portfolio of illustrations, patterns, textiles and finished garments may lead to employment, creating a business or transfer to a four-year institution.

NOTE: A.A.A. degrees are designed to prepare students for entry-level positions in specific occupations; they are not generally intended to transfer to four-year institutions. For more information on transfer, refer to the Transfer of Credit  section of this catalog, or speak with an academic advisor.

Program Learning Outcomes

Upon completion of this program, students will be able to:

  • Demonstrate competence in fashion illustration through the fashion fantasy and flat in both hand drawn illustration and computer generated illustration.
  • Produce on-trend styles using professional production methods.
  • Create a fashion design portfolio/website that documents student work in illustration, costume, textile and apparel design.
  • Demonstrate competence in choice of fabrics, yarns, embellishments and prints for final collection.
  • Participate/organize fashion shows and promotional materials.
  • Apply knowledge of fashion history and global perspectives to forecast trends.

Students can earn the following certificate included in this degree:

General Education Requirements: (20 Credits)

Mathematics (3 Credits)

Laboratory Science (4 Credits)

Social/Behavioral Sciences or Creative and Fine Arts (3 Credits)

Humanities (3 Credits)

Health and Wellness (1 Credit)

Related Requirements: (15 Credits)

Total 61 Credits Min.