Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design (AAS)

Have you always had a passion for fashion? Do you spend your free time researching the latest trends and finding ways to incorporate them into your closet? If so, a degree in fashion design may be right for you. The International Academy of Design and Technology's Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design degree program offers industry-current training that can prepare you to pursue your interests in this dynamic industry.

This associate-level degree program offers a comprehensive curriculum taught by experienced industry professionals. Our fashion design training can help you develop the design skills and technological knowledge that are important in today's competitive fashion industry. Graduates are prepared to pursue entry-level career opportunities across the fashion design industry.

IADT's AAS Fashion Design degree program can help you expand your talents and learn valuable new industry skills. By taking a variety of fashion design courses, you can learn how to sketch your ideas, draft patterns, select and drape fabrics, assemble garments and more. Through our fashion design training, you can gain a comprehensive understanding of the fashion design and construction processes from inception to completion.

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

  • Design Fundamentals
  • Fashion Sketching I
  • Textiles for Fashion Design
  • Clothing Construction I
  • Clothing Construction II
  • Pattern Drafting I
  • Draping I
  • Fashion Sketching II
  • Computer Graphics for Fashion Design
  • Fashion Design I
  • Pattern Drafting II
  • Pattern Grading
  • Draping II
  • Fashion Marketing and Consumer Behavior
  • Theory and History of Fashion

*Course curriculum is subject to change.

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

  • Production Assistant
  • Pattern Maker
  • Junior Designer
  • Assistant Designer
  • Visual Merchandiser
  • Manager
  • Sales Associate
  • Stylist
  • Seamstress
  • Alterations/Tailoring/Sewing
  • Technician
  • Clothing Alterations
  • Design Assistant
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Pattern Grader
  • Showroom Assistant

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