The Fashion Design Certificate Program is intended for individuals beginning a new career, augmenting an existing career, or seeking to enhance their existing art or design skills. The program is geared for the adult learner and is designed to prepare students for an entry level position in the fashion industry as a fashion designer (Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code: 27-1022), designer’s assistant (Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code: 27-1022), or patternmaker (Department of Labor Standard Occupational Code: 51-6092). The program meets the professional industry standards outlined by Otis School of Fashion Design, the leading educational program nationwide.

Study begins with the development of an understanding of design in dress and leads to a translation of that knowledge into practical manufacturing requirements. Courses provide intensive, practical training leading to the development of a professional portfolio.



Costs for Fashion Design Certificate Program

Individuals interested in this certificate program can take up to two classes before committing to the program, at which point they are required to submit a Certificate Program Enrollment Application and $185 application fee. Upon submitting the application and fee, students qualify for a 15% tuition discount, per course, at time of enrollment. Applicants will be notified of their enrollment status within one week of submitting their application.

Estimated Tuition with the 15% certificate discount applied (paid as you enroll in each course): $8,165




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