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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) — Fashion Design (Fashion Entrepreneurship Option)

Harper College
4 semesters
Associate's degree
Scholarships available
On campus
Palatine
English
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Program description

Associate in Applied Science (AAS) — Fashion Design (Fashion Entrepreneurship Option)

This 60 credit-hour program is designed to provide students with entry-level skills in apparel textile design, flat pattern design, draping, fashion illustrating and professional design room practices. Facilities will simulate the professional atmosphere of the fashion industry.

This sequenced degree plan is one of two options that students may pursue to earn the Fashion Design Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. While there are multiple specializations, this particular degree can be awarded only once.

Admission requirements

For more information about admission requirements for this program, please visit the college's website.


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Program content

First Semester:

  • Composition
  • Industrial Sewing Methods
  • Flat Pattern Design and Draping I
  • Textiles I
  • Fashion Basics

Second Semester:

  • Flat Pattern Design and Draping II
  • Apparel Design and Construction 
  • Costume History+
  • Advanced Industrial Sewing Methods
  • Introduction to Graphic Arts Technology

Third Semester:

  • Flat Pattern Design and Draping III 
  • Fashion Forecasting 
  • Business Math
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Fundamentals of Speech Communication

Fourth Semester:

  • Computer-Aided Patternmaking 
  • Global Sourcing Apparel/Textiles 
  • Promotion of Fashion 
  • Humanities
  • Social and Behavioral Science

Scholarships & funding

For more information about scholarship options, please visit the college's website.

Tuition fees

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Qualification

Learning outcomes

Students who successfully complete this program will be able to:

  • Apply appropriate terminology in construction, design, historical and technical areas.
  • Demonstrate mastery of design principles and elements.
  • Develop and execute illustrated designs in multiple techniques.
  • Execute design development in multiple fabrics and styles.
  • Apply both drafting and draping techniques in garment design.
  • Complete garment details with appropriate construction techniques.
  • Develop basic patterns using computer-aided design.
  • Demonstrate knowledge of fashion's response to cultural,scientific and technological advances.
  • Locate the resources necessary to determine current trends in color, silhouette and fabrics.
  • Demonstrate ability to work independently and/or as a member of a diverse team.

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Harper College

Harper College, one of the United States’ premier community colleges, is located in the northwest suburbs just 30 miles (48 km) northwest of Chicago, Illinois. Harper offers more than 50 fields of study and more than 450 popular general education...


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Why study at Harper College

We build a community for our students by providing events and services that promote participation in the collegiate experience.

Many of our classes have smaller class sizes (less than 30 students) than our 4-year counterparts, so our students have more personalized interactions with their instructors.

Harper has a robust transfer program, with several different options for transferring credits to four-year universities in the US. These include transfer-ready programs, dual degree programs, and 2+2 agreements with universities.

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