The Associate in Science Degree, Fashion Design focuses on fundamental design principles and technical skills preparing students for an entry-level position in the field of fashion design, textile design, and trend forecasting. This foundational course of study introduces design principles and provides students with technical, practical and conceptual development skills. The degree introduces technology throughout the design process and prepares students to apply aesthetic principles and technical skills to execute a design from concept to finished garment. The degree may provide undergraduate requirements necessary for students wishing to transfer to a college or university in fashion design or related majors.
Program Student Learning Outcomes:
• Develop and facilitate critical thinking, creativity, teamwork, soft skills, multicultural and global awareness that provides career opportunities in fashion.
• Analyze fashion trends and textiles, apply design principles and develop technical skills for apparel production.
6 students will complete each year.
The Fashion Design program is an interdisciplinary program that builds on fundamental design principles and technical skills preparing students for an entry-level position in the field of fashion design, textile design, and trend forecasting. Fashion is the second largest share of creative industry jobs in L.A. County, contributing nearly 1 in 5 jobs of the creative industries’ total employment in the County. LBCC’s location between Los Angeles and Orange County gives our students meaningful opportunities for employment. L.A. county is the “denim capital” of the United States known for its finishing and detailing methods. An emphasis is placed on learning to collaborate across multiple disciplines and creating a balance between creative and technical skills.
Los Angeles County’s creative industries generate 864,958 jobs, $77.9 billion in labor income, and $207.8 billion in annual output. Of the 864,958 total jobs, 414,945 are workers directly employed in the creative industries and 450,013 are jobs indirectly generated by the industry. In total, both the direct employment generated by the County’s creative industries and the indirect employment they create through multiplier effects constitute 19.7% of Los Angeles County’s total employment. Apparel Wholesalers jobs increased 5,124 jobs between 2010-2017. In the last 5 years, there has been a notable uptick in brands showing their lines in Los Angeles County. The Fashion Design program prepares students for entry-level jobs within the design and manufacturing sector. Creative occupations often require high levels of education or skills training, so an Associate degree or Certificate in Design is an important part of making our students market-ready. Students can begin a career in the field of apparel and accessory design, technical design, costume design, wardrobe planning, styling, custom design, patternmaking, sample making, textiles, production planning, and manufacturing.
Existing Program: Changing the subject designator for all FD courses to FASH. Adding FASH 47, 3D Fashion Design (3 units) to the required core.
|Required Core (40.5 units)|
|FASH 3||Intro to Careers in Design/Merchandising||2||Yr 2 Fall|
|FASH 5||Product Development||2||Yr 2 Fall|
|FASH 9||Clothing Selection||3||Yr 1 Fall|
|FASH 10||Textile Fibers and Fabrics||3||Yr 1 Fall|
|FASH 20||Introduction to the Fashion Industry||3||Yr 1 Spring|
|FASH 21||Quick Sketch Croquis Drawing||2||Yr 1 Fall|
|FASH 215||Fashion Sketching I||2||Yr 1 Fall|
|FASH 24||Fundamentals of Apparel Construction||3||Yr 1 Fall|
|FASH 25||Intermediate Apparel Construction||3||Yr 1 Spring|
|FASH 36||Flat Pattern Drafting||3||Yr 1 Fall|
|FASH 37||Pattern Draping||3||Yr 1 Spring|
|FASH 38A||Fashion Design I||3||Yr 2 Fall|
|FASH 38B||Fashion Design II||3||Yr 2 Spring|
|FASH 45||Digital Fashion Illustration||3||Yr 1 Spring|
|FASH 46||Advanced Digital Fashion Illustration||1.5||Yr 2 Fall|
|FASH 47||3D Fashion Design||3||Yr 2 Fall|
|Choose (3.5-4) units from the following:|
|FASH 27||Production Sewing||1.5||Yr 2 Fall|
|FASH 32||History of Fashion||3||Yr 2 Spring|
|FASH 41||Fashion Promotion||2.5||Yr 2 Spring|
|FASH 200||Trend Forecasting||1||Yr 2 Spring|
|FASH 216||Fashion Portfolio Development||2||Yr 2 Spring|
|FASH 271WE||Work Experience - Fashion Design||1-4||Yr 2 Spring|