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Fashion Design Concentration

Associate of Arts

Complete this degree and start your own fashion design business or be a fashion designer for a wholesale or manufacturing establishment, retailer, design firm or apparel, theater or dance company.

Pima’s Fashion Design Concentration – Associate of Arts transfers to the Arizona State University Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts’ Bachelor of Arts Fashion degree. Pima students working toward this AA must design marketable fashion lines.

Title IV Financial Aid eligible: Yes

Location

West Campus

Contact Information

Division of Arts
Dean: 520.206.6690
Program Advisor: 520.206.6856
Information Sessions

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Semester Pathways

Academic Options

Seamlessly transfer to Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts to pursue a Bachelor of Arts in Fashion. Courses may transfer to other colleges or universities. See an advisor.

Careers

Completing this program and a bachelors degree can lead to employment in a variety of different careers. Here are some examples of occupations related to this program with associated Pima County-based annual median wages. Some careers may require additional training. Source: EMSI 

Occupation Annual Median Wage
Fashion Designer $53,194    

Program Requirements 2020-2021

Arizona General Education Curriculum Requirements (AGEC-A)

This section lists general education requirements that are not fulfilled by core or support courses.  A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Requirements Credits
English Composition 6
Humanities and Fine Arts
  Recommend: ART 110* and 131*
6
Biological and Physical Sciences 8
Mathematics
  Recommend: MAT 142
3
Social and Behavioral Sciences 6
Other Requirements 6
Special Requirements
Recommend: ART 131 to fulfill the I and G requirement. Fulfill the C requirement by selecting appropriate courses in the above categories.
Subtotal 35

Required Core Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
FDC 110 Apparel Design and Construction I 3
FDC 111 Apparel Design and Construction II 3
FDC 123 Computer Pattern Making I 3
FDC 126 Textiles 3
FDC 132 Global Fashion and Culture 3
FDC 141 Introduction to Fashion Design 3
FDC 144 Fashion Drawing 3
FDC 245 Digital Fashion Design 3
Subtotal 24

Required Support Courses

A grade of C or better is required for graduation.

Course # Course Title Credits
STU 100 College Success and Planning 1
Transfer Elective:  Recommend FDC 211 3
Subtotal 4
Total 63

These courses should be completed for students transferring to ASU.


Program/Major/Concentration Code:  AOAALA/ALA1/ALAF

www.pima.edu/fashion-aa

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