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Associate in Applied Science (AAS) in Fashion Design

Course Summary School: Parsons The New School for Design

Location: United States, New York

Education: Diploma

For adults considering careers in fashion design or seeking advanced training, the Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design program provides the skills necessary to succeed in the industry. Graduates of the Fashion Design AAS program have proceeded directly into design positions with Chanel, Cynthia Rowley, Gap, Theory, and other leading companies or started their own lines.

Recognized industry practitioners lead the program, which is known for its design education excellence interwoven with social and environmental imperatives. Students form part of a community of innovative designers who envision new ways to make beautiful, sustainable, responsible, and relevant fashion.

Fashion Fundamentals
Fashion Design students in the AAS program learn the process, skills, and language of fashion design from concept through production, progressing from basic drawing, draping, patternmaking, sewing, and tailoring to haute couture and specialty techniques. Studios dedicated to knitwear, shoe design, and model drawing provide students with space to work together or on their own.

Ready for the marketplace 
Students study the essentials of marketing and emerge from the program with a mature portfolio that showcases not only exquisite workmanship and silhouette examples, but expresses their signature vision. The program's Midseason Preview and end-of-year Line Debut bring buyers, designers, and other industry experts to presentations of student work.

It is this dedication to quality and thoroughness combined with a strong focus on originality that makes the AAS Fashion Design program one of the most respected fashion programs in the world.

2 semesters, full time/part time

Applicants must have graduated from high school at least two years prior to be eligible to apply.