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A Major in Fashion Design

Description of Major

This major educates students about design, manufacturing, and merchandising of apparel and accessories.

For more information on studying Fashion Design:  click here 

Employment Opportunities

Graduates are prepared for a wide range of positions in business, government agencies, and nonprofit organizations. A variety of jobs are available for fashion design graduates, including:

Accessory Designer Advertising Specialist
Apparel Designer Apparel Product Engineer
Artist Assistant Buyer
Boutique Owner Bridal Consultant
Buyer Professor
Computer-Aided Designer Consultant
Consumer Reporter Customer Service Representative
Database Manager Department Manager
Event Planner Fabric Analyst
Fashion Consultant Fashion Coordinator
Fashion Design Publicist Fashion Designer
Fashion Editor Fashion Illustrator
Fashion Model Agent Fashion Photographer
Fashion Reporter Fashion Writer
General Merchandise Manager Graphic Designer
Jeweler Makeup Artist
Manufacturer's Representative Market Researcher
Marketing Representative Merchandise Manager
Merchandise Planner Merchandising Analyst
Model Operations Manager
Pattern Maker Printmaker
Product Coordinator Product Demonstrator
Public Relations Specialist Purchasing Manager
Quality Control Analyst Sales Representative
Sketcher Store Manager
Stylist Tailor/Dressmaker
Teacher Technical Designer
Textile Colorist Textile Designer
Textile Merchandising Specialist Textile Stylist
Visual Merchandiser Web Designer
Window Designer  


Some positions listed may require education or training beyond an undergraduate degree.


Additional Links  

American Purchasing Association

Fashion Group International

International Textile & Apparel Association 

Costume Society of America

UC College of DAAP