INTRODUCTION

This program provides technical skill proficiency, and includes competency-based applied learning that contributes to the academic knowledge, higher-order reasoning, and problem-solving skills. The program also enhances work attitudes, general employability skills, technical and occupation-specific skills, and knowledge of all aspects of the Arts, A/V Technology, and Communication career cluster. The Fashion Technology and Production Services program consists of 1050 hours.

DUTIES/RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Study fashion trends and anticipate designs that will appeal to consumers
  • Decide on a theme for a collection
  • Use computer-aided design programs (CAD) to create designs
  • Visit manufacturers or trade shows to get fabric samples
  • Select fabrics, embellishments, colors, or style for each garment or accessory
  • Work with other designers or team members to create a prototype design
  • Present design ideas to the creative director or showcase them in fashion or trade shows
  • Market designs to clothing retailers or directly to consumers
  • Oversee the final production of their designs

CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

  • Fashion Designer
  • Industrial Designer
  • Purchasing Manager
  • Pattern Designer

SALARY

Entry-level wage in South Florida for a Fashion Designer is approximately $16.82 hourly and $35,000 annually. In other fashion districts, the average salary can range between $62,860 and $100,000.