Education a Must for Your Career in Fashion


pic_education-a-must.jpg
by Joe Cooper
Fashion School Review Columnist

March 12, 2007


Send Article to Friend Send to a friend | Printable Version

Advertisement
Pursue A
Fashion Degree
from
The Art Institutes

The Art Institute
Thinking about a career in fashion? Read on about a few things you should know to succeed, like the importance of education and what it's like to work in the very exciting industry of fashion design.

What's a Fashion Career All About?
A career in fashion is about knowing how to sew, knowing what's hot, and having the right connections, right?

Well, not exactly. A career in fashion is also about being educated. How else will you learn garments and textiles, sewing and sketching, and marketing and merchandising? A natural flair for what's "in" will only get you so far in this competitive industry.

The Fashion Degree
You obviously can't launch a career in fashion unless you can land a job. The US Bureau of Labor Statistics states that employers want fashion designers "with a 2- or 4-year degree who are knowledgeable about textiles, fabrics, ornamentation, and fashion trends."

That means that an associate's or bachelor's fashion degree is the best way to start a career in fashion, whether your interest is clothing design, retail, marketing, or otherwise. Take a look at some of the various degree programs available in fashion design:

  • Fashion Design
  • Apparel and Textile Design
  • Fashion Marketing
  • Fashion Merchandising
  • Retail Management

What to Expect After Fashion School
Although starting salaries in fashion can be low, your compensation will rise with experience. You have years to gain this experience, but the best time to earn your fashion degree is right now.

Working in the fashion industry can be tough. It's not all red carpets and runways. But it is an exciting industry, full of constant change and the power to define an important element of global culture. With a fashion degree, you can make it happen.

Source:

About the Author
Joe Cooper is a freelance education and technology writer and edits medical literature. He holds a bachelor's in American Literature from UCLA.

Featured Schools

Matching School Ads

  • Full Sail’s curriculum combines elements of creativity, art, business and life skills, technical prowess, and academic achievement.
  • Full Sail offers accelerated programs, so a degree that would normally take four years takes 24 months on average.
  • Students work with industry-standard tools and technologies, allowing them to gain practical knowledge and real-world experience.
  • Join us on Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and Instagram to interact with our community, read about grad success, and see campus images.

See more facts about Full Sail University - Online

The Secret to Getting Ahead is Getting Started

Congratulations! Your interest in California College San Diego is an important first step toward changing your life. A career-focused degree is the key to a new career with a potentially higher income, better benefits, and more satisfaction.

We want to help you get that degree. Consider:

1. Start Fast, Finish Fast: You can earn an Associate's degree in 20 months, and a Bachelor’s degree in 30 to 36 months.*

2. Save up to $5,000 on your college degree.You can afford college with our new Fresh Start Scholarships!

3. Tuition Assistance: Financial aid and grants are available to those who qualify.

4. No additional Fees, No Hassles: No parking fees, no long lines, no lab fees, no cost for books, no waiting for class availability.

5. Employment Assistance: We’ll help you find your new job when you graduate.**

6. Career-focused Curriculum: You’ll receive practical instruction for work-related knowledge.

7. Convenience: Day, evening and online‡ classes are available to fit your schedule.

8. Accredited Institution: California College San Diego is an Accredited Member of the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).

9. Programs Approved for Veterans: Take full advantage of your military benefits to earn your degree.

10. A New Laptop Computer: Get it when you start and keep it when you graduate.***

You can get started toward a high-demand career in healthcare, business, information technology or graphic arts right now. Complete the form and see how you can qualify for a scholarship (not based on grades or exams!) and save up to $5,000 on your college degree.

We invest in you! California College San Diego® is a nonprofit institution and an accredited member, ACCSC.

Accelerated Degree Programs are compared to traditional colleges and universities. See National Center for Educational Statistics, table 4 (http://www.nces.ed.gov/pubs2007/2007154.pdf)

Financial Aid is available for those who qualify.

See more facts about California College San Diego

Campus Locations:
Matching School Ads