Associate of Fine Arts in Fashion Design (AFA)

Do you always make sure you're wearing the latest fashions? Do your friends constantly come to you for advice on how to dress their best? If so, you may want to consider turning your talents into opportunities at the International Academy of Design & Technology. Our Associate of Fine Arts in Fashion Design degree program offers you the opportunity to enhance your creative skills and learn new competencies that can help you pursue a future in the fashion field.

Fashion design is a competitive industry, but IADT can help you gain career-focused knowledge and skills. Through the focused curriculum in our fashion design degree program, you can learn fabric selection, pattern design, and other skills that will help you plan, construct and produce original designs. Upon completion of our fashion design training, students can go on to pursue a variety of entry-level opportunities in the dynamic fashion industry.

Through IADT's fashion design degree program, you can experiment with lines, colors, textures, patterns, functions and style as you design original garments and develop technical competencies. By taking a variety of courses that feature hands-on training, you can learn the fashion design process from start to finish.

Below is a sampling of courses included in IADT's Associate of Fine Arts in Fashion Design degree program.* Classes are led by instructors with relevant career experience.

  • Introduction To Fashion
  • Fashion Sketching I
  • Clothing Construction I
  • Evolution Of Fashion
  • Textiles For Fashion
  • Fashion Sketching II
  • Clothing Construction II
  • Computer Graphics For Fashion Design
  • Pattern Drafting I
  • Draping I
  • Pattern Drafting II
  • Draping II
  • Apparel Production I
  • Fashion Design I

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

These are some of the exciting career opportunities in the fashion world. With the right education
and your own initiative, one of them could be in your future:

  • Apparel Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Pattern Designer/Grader
  • Textile Designer
  • Fashion Stylist
  • Merchandise Coordinator
  • Showroom Supervisor

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