All apparel must be created by someone who has knowledge of color, fabric and style and can visualize design, construct the finished garment and bring it to market. Harper's Fashion Design and Merchandising Program offers courses in construction, pattern making and design, textiles, illustration, visual merchandising and trend forecasting.
The more you learn, the more you earn.
- In 2010, households spent an average of $1,700 on apparel, footwear, and related products.
- According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual salary for a fashion designer, merchandiser or buyer ranges from $56,620 to $64,530
Associate in Applied Science Degree
Prepare for immediate entry into this career field:
Credit Certificate Programs
Students Receive Real-World Experience
- Annual Student Fashion Show: Fashion Design students showcase their original work in the annual student Fashion Show.
- Studio V: a professional, student-run boutique offering locally designed work jewelry, fashion items, accessories, sculpture, art and original pieces.
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