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Passion For Fashion

Passion For Fashion

FASHION AT THE ART INSTITUTES

FASHION AT THE ART INSTITUTES

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Get ready to make a fashion statement.

Fashion design is more than an interest. It’s your passion. Our wide array of exciting programs is designed to be your opening into a variety of dynamic fashion careers.

Whether you want to make your mark as a designer, fashion stylist, or the force behind driving demand for the latest designs, you’ll be right at home here. Because we’re more than a fashion school. We’re the training ground of Creative Warriors where experienced instructors* can help you elevate your talent and hone the savvy business skills you need to thrive in a variety of fields that make up this fast-paced world.

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There’s always room for another great name.

There’s more to fashion than meets the red carpet. There’s display design, apparel merchandising, marketing, and retail merchandising, all guided by a keen awareness of emerging trends and styles. Whatever road you choose, you can find the talented faculty, professional-grade technology, unwavering support, and guidance to get started on your journey.
  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Marketing
Fashion Design
You have your own unique sense of style—and the ambition to bring it to life. Here, your vision can take shape as you learn both traditional and computer-generated design, pattern making, and product sketching. Design your future in degree programs that prepare you for entry-level positions such as assistant designer or pattern maker, production assistant, fashion stylist, fashion illustrator, or wardrobe assistant.

What You Can Learn:

  • Pattern-making
  • Technical Drawing
  • Fashion Drawing
  • Sewing Techniques
  • Event & Fashion Show Production
  • Trends & Concepts in Apparel
  • Current Designers
  • Textile Fundamentals
  • Fundamentals of Business
  • Concept Development
  • Product Development
  • Merchandise Management
  • Apparel and Accessory
Fashion Marketing
Fashion captivates you. Creativity inspires you. Here, your passions merge as you have the opportunity to learn the business and history of fashion—from retailing and visual merchandising to consumer behavior, fashion cycles, store planning, and event production. Our degree programs can prepare you for such entry-level positions as assistant buyer, visual merchandise manager, marketing assistant, or sales representative.
What You Can Learn:
  • Sales and Event Promotion
  • Consumer Behavior
  • Textiles
  • Brand Marketing
  • Visual Merchandising
  • Retail Operations and Technology
  • Apparel Evaluation & Production
  • Business Management
  • Financial Management
  • Merchandise Management
  • Advertising
  • Trends and Concepts in Apparel

Featured Faculty 

Learn about some of our Fashion Department Directors from a variety of our schools and learn about their thoughts on their roles and our educational experience.
Chris Chen Mahoney, Design, The Art Institute of Colorado
Emilia Valle
Fashion
The Art Institute of
Houston
"The most rewarding experience is the opportunity to work with creative individuals and see them blossom and grow to be successful industry professionals."
Valle has worked on fashion shows in many different cities, her work has been published, and she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In addition to teaching, she’s given several lectures, and serves as a member of Fashion Group International and the Society of Human Resource Management.
Doug Heinlein, Design, The Art Institute of Seattle
Lynne Riding
Fashion
The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
"Always follow through with a commission or project. Involve yourself thoroughly and it will become more interesting, enjoyable, and will open up whole new areas of interest for you."
Riding brings an impressive resume to The Art Institutes. Along with teaching and design coordination, she has created illustratiosn for Marie Claire, Clairol, Glamour, and Sunday Times UK, as well as worked on exhibits for State Museum in South Carolina and JMOMA.
Christine David, Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Kristy Janigo
Fashion
The Art Institutes International
Minnesota
"I'd like to encourage new students to get serious about their foundation and general education courses as well. These courses develop a strong framework of problem solving, creative, and analytical thinking essential to success as designers."
Janigo brings with her dual bachelor degrees and a master's in design, apparel studies track, as well as experience working for Target, Vanity Inc., and on her own as an independent apparel designer. She also worked as lead faculty of Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Minnesota.
Chris Chen Mahoney, Design, The Art Institute of Colorado
Emilia Valle
Fashion
The Art Institute of
Houston
"The most rewarding experience is the opportunity to work with creative individuals and see them blossom and grow to be successful industry professionals."
Valle has worked on fashion shows in many different cities, her work has been published, and she is the recipient of numerous awards and honors. In addition to teaching, she’s given several lectures, and serves as a member of Fashion Group International and the Society of Human Resource Management.
Doug Heinlein, Design, The Art Institute of Seattle
Lynne Riding
Fashion
The Art Institute of Charleston, a branch of The Art Institute of Atlanta
"Always follow through with a commission or project. Involve yourself thoroughly and it will become more interesting, enjoyable, and will open up whole new areas of interest for you."
Riding brings an impressive resume to The Art Institutes. Along with teaching and design coordination, she has created illustrations for Marie Claire, Clairol, Glamour, and Sunday Times UK, as well as worked on exhibits for State Museum in South Carolina and JMOMA.
Christine David, Design, The Art Institute of Fort Lauderdale
Kristy Janigo
Fashion
The Art Institutes International
Minnesota
"I'd like to encourage new students to get serious about their foundation and general education courses as well. These courses develop a strong framework of problem solving, creative, and analytical thinking essential to success as designers."
Janigo brings with her dual bachelor degrees and a master's in design, apparel studies track, as well as experience working for Target, Vanity Inc., and on her own as an independent apparel designer. She also worked as lead faculty of Fashion Design at The Art Institute of Minnesota.

Assemble a Fashionable Future

Ready to turn your passion for fashion into a stylish career? See what the fashion programs at The Art Institutes have to offer.