Fashion Design

Your Style Brought To Life

Austin Community College's Continuing Education department is excited to bring the world of fashion to our classrooms with our Fashion Programs!

Three Awards will be available:

  • Fashion Design Certificate*
  • Fashion Marketing Certificate
  • Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design*

*Awards pending approval from the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC).

Fashion Design

The Fashion Design Certificate will emphasize on the creation of clothing. Students will be encouraged to develop their personal vision and design philosophy while deepening their understanding of the various domestic and international market segments. Students will move from concept to production, learning drawing, draping, patternmaking, sewing, tailoring and specialty techniques.

The following classes are needed to complete the Fashion Certificate program:

  • Intro to Fashion
  • Textiles
  • Ready to Wear Construction
  • Fashion Sketching
  • Draping
  • Flat Pattern I
  • Design Construction Techniques
  • Fashion History

Fashion Marketing

The Fashion Marketing Certificate provides students with an understanding of how the fashion industry operates. This certificate award plan is designed to meet the needs of individuals in the community who desire skills and knowledge in marketing. All of the courses will aid these employees of all industries that are involved in all functions of marketing by allowing them to better understand how these marketing functions can affect the marketing process and how they are interrelated.

  • Introduction to Fashion
  • Fashion Trends
  • Retail Buying -OR- Fashion Buying
  • Fashion Image
  • Fashion Promotion 48 hours
  • Principles of Retailing
  • Fashion Marketing Capstone

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design

This is a two-year course will provide students with an understanding of the fashion design industry. Contact an academic advisor to get started with this Degree Plan.

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Are you ready to get started? Select from the classes below, or contact a program coordinator to help answer any questions you may have.

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Fashion Design Courses

Courses By Semester

Our courses vary by semester. Please reference the following:

Spring Semester   |   Summer Semester   |   Fall Semester

Fashion Design Course Offerings

FSHD-1002 Introduction to Fashion

FSHN-1001 Textiles

FSHD-1024 Ready to Wear Construction

FSHD-1022 Fashion Sketching

FSHD 2006 Draping

FSHD-1028 Flat Pattern I

FSHD-1051 Design Construction Techniques

FSHD-1011 Fashion History

Fashion Marketing (Online Program)

FSHD-1002 Introduction to Fashion

FSHD-1008 Fashion Trends OR FSHN-2003 Fashion Buying

FSHN-2009 Fashion Image

FSHN-2001 Fashion Promotion

MRKG-1002 Principles of Retailing

FSHD-2070 Fashion Marketing Capstone

Additional Course Offerings

FSHX-3003 Sewing Fundamentals I

FSHX-3004 Sewing Fundamentals II

FSHD-1035 Millinery Design I: Foundations of Hat Design

FSHD-1046 Fashion Illustrated Media

Special Topics

FSHD-1091 Gerber AccuMark 2D

FSHD-1091 Gerber CutWorks and Fabric Cutting Methods

FSHD-1091 Gerber AccuMark 3D

FSHD-1091 YuniquePLM

Useful Links & Resources

Nina Means
ACC Fashion Incubator Director | (512) 223-7081
Fashion Incubator

Ina Midkiff
Department Chair Marketing, Fashion Marketing | (512) 223-2072
Associates of Applied Science in Fashion Marketing

Victoria Taylor
Department Chair Fashion Design | (512) 223-7906
Associates of Applied Science in Fashion Design - Spring 2020

Please note: All classes may not be offered every semester. Please see Semester Schedule and FAQs for more information.

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