About the Fashion Design Program
As a Fashion Design student, you will work hands-on alongside seasoned industry professionals who make up our faculty. Build a foundation in the history of fashion, global fashion trends, color theory and preliminary sketching. Advance your knowledge and skills with courses in
design, technical flat sketching and illustration, pattern drafting, sewing, draping, garment production, and more. You will also learn how to use Adobe Creative Suite and CAD software.
Your classroom is a real-world workshop, where you will sketch garments, cut patterns, source fabrics and materials, and construct sample garments for your own line. These pieces become part of your ever-expanding body of work, which you will compile into a portfolio to help you transition to a 4-year fashion program or enter directly into the fashion industry.
We provide opportunities to visit design houses and manufacturers as well as hear from retailers, merchandisers, and stylists. Top fashion schools and employers value Santa Monica College Fashion Design graduates for their motivation, focus, and dedication to their craft.
Design a creative career fueled by your passion.
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