About this course
BCCC offers several options in the area of Fashion Design: two different two-year courses of study leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fashion Design (or a Fashion Retailing concentration within that degree) and a 43-46 credit Certificate in Fashion Design. Students who choose the Fashion Design Degree, will receive a technical background in illustrating original designs, pattern making, and clothing construction to transform their designs into finished garments.
Students in the Fashion Retailing concentration, take selected business and fashion courses as they prepare for challenging careers in the retail management sector of the fashion industry. The Fashion Design Certificate emphasizes the procedures and techniques needed to start a fashion design business or to upgrade skills. Through classroom and hands-on experience, students develop skills in operating a small business, merchandising, management, display techniques, costuming, pattern making, and fashion show production. Freelance and entrepreneurial aspects are stressed.
The program was cited for teaching excellence and innovative curriculum design by the Textile Manufacturers Institute. Students whose placement testing indicates a need for skill development in reading, writing or mathematics will be required to take developmental courses.