As a Fashion student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Starting with first semester courses, you will begin developing your talents and unique styles with hands-on projects in your area of specialization: Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising.
Students have many opportunities to network with professionals in the industry and begin their professional futures
Spring Show – With an exhibition of fresh and original work, Academy of Art University's Spring Show draws crowds of industry professionals each year. Students showcase their best work in their portfolios and interview with representatives.
Awards & Real-World Projects – Academy of Art University students are frequent winners in industry competitions. Students develop best industry practices by participating in collaborative projects. The opportunities to network and collaborate with other departments within the Academy are endless. Fashion Styling students work with the Photography department and assist with styling photo shoots. Fashion Design students work with the School of Acting and the School of Motion Pictures & Television departments with costuming.
Each Spring, there is a collaboration with the Jewelry & Metal Arts program where the students work together to create a collection of fashion and jewelry design. The collection is shown in the Graduation Fashion Show, the Spring Show and some move on to compete in international competition.
Career & Entrepreneurial Services – Students prepare for entry into the professional work force by taking advantage of the Career & Entrepreneurial Development department’s onsite and online workshops. See More.
Industry Relationships & Events – Throughout each semester, Academy of Art University participates in events that bring respected professionals to campus. Students benefit from lectures and presentations by top industry professionals. View Industry On-Campus Videos.
As you earn your Fashion Degree, Fashion Styling Degree, or Fashion Journalism Degree, you will develop a portfolio and get the well-rounded set of skills that will prepare you for professional careers in: