FASHION DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING
Build Your Future in Fashion Design and Merchandising
The Fashion Design and Merchandising programs provide students with hands-on experience, coupled with a strong theory-based education, to acquire job skills necessary to gain entry-level positions in the fashion and apparel industry and related careers. Whether you are interested in transferring to a bachelor’s degree program, vocational training, or upgrading your fashion industry skills, the Fashion Design and Merchandising Program offers the training and opportunities you need to channel your talent and ideas. You will earn an education that you can apply to the real-world fashion industry. The faculty members are trained and credential educators who have worked in the apparel industry and maintain professional affiliations. They are committed to providing a quality education and help in achieving students’ goals and dreams of working in the industry.
Stay connected with the Fashion Design & Merchandising Blog: http://fullertoncollegefashion.blogspot.com.
Explore Programs in Fashion Design and Merchandising
Frequently Asked Questions
Placed here so accordion tabs are closed on page load. Placed by Brain Jar.
WHAT ARE MY PROGRAM OPTIONS?
- Certificate – Advanced Fashion Design
- Certificate – Dressmaking Alterations
- Associate in Arts Degree – Fashion Design
- Certificate – Fashion Design
- Certificate – Fashion Illustration
- Associate in Arts Degree – Fashion Journalism
- Associate in Arts Degree – Fashion Merchandising
- Certificate – Fashion Merchandising
- Certificate – Fashion Skills
- Certificate – Image Consultant
- Certificate – Patternmaker
- Certificate – Product Development for Apparel Industries
- Associate in Arts Degree – Textiles and Clothing
HOW MUCH DOES IT COST?
The cost is $46 per unit. Non-resident tuition: $258 per unit PLUS enrollment fees (Non-Resident Tuition includes $19.00 Capital Outlay fee per Ed Code 76141).
Costs may vary; please visit website for more information: http://admissions.fullcoll.edu/fees-refunds/.
HOW LONG DOES IT TAKE?
Associate degree or certificate completion depends on program unit requirements and whether student is enrolled full-time or part-time.
WHAT TYPES OF JOBS ARE IN THIS INDUSTRY AND WHAT DO THEY PAY?
For information on jobs in this industry sector and their median annual salaries visit: https://www.bls.gov/ooh/
Career opportunities include:
- Fashion Designer
- Fashion Marketing Manager
- Fabric Patternmaker
- Fashion Writer
- Purchasing Manager
- Visual Merchandiser
WHERE DO STUDENTS WORK?
Students with a degree or certificate in a Fashion Program can work in a variety of fields, from business and manufacturing to retail and creative fields. In addition to creating fashion, students can find careers in specialty retail shops, bridal shops, clothing and textile manufacturers, as well as in fashion marketing and magazines.
Industry partners include the following:
- Goldies Store
- Vibes Base Enterprises
- Fashion Industry Partners and Advisory Board
- All Access Apparel, Inc.
- Dragon Crowd
- Kiyonna Clothing
- JS Apparel Inc.
- Hybrid Apparel
- La Jolla Group
- Place Showroom
- Kandy Kiss
- Hodges Collection
- Frugal Stylist
- AIMS Technology INC
- Obey Clothing
- Project ETHOS
- AIMS 360
- Steady Clothing
Connect with CTE
Like what you’re learning?
Get Started Today
Fullerton College offers a robust selection of programs, including over 140 Career and Technical Education options for anyone interested in advancing in a profession, or seeking training for new career opportunities. With guidance from seasoned instructors at Fullerton College, learn and engage in the college’s modern facilities, gain the skills and knowledge to succeed, and thrive in today’s high-demand industries.
News & Events
Learn about what’s new and upcoming events at Fullerton College.
Student and Success Stories
Fullerton College offers its students a comprehensive academic experience, in a real college setting.
Fullerton College is one of the greatest
Character Artist at MGA Entertainment
“I’ve recently become a Character Artist at MGA Entertainment and I owe it all to the Digital Arts CTE program at Fullerton College. Every single class I took helped me build a portfolio that was competitive enough to land me a job where all of my coworkers come from private colleges, and I think that’s pretty cool. Not only are the classes very useful but the professors that teach them are as well. They have endless amounts of knowledge and experience in their fields and are super eager to help their students. I am very proud and grateful to have been a part of the CTE program and I can’t wait to see where I go in the future thanks to Fullerton College.”