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Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Fashion

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Fashion Journalism

Associate of Arts (AA) Degree in Fashion Styling

The Associate of Arts degree provides students with an introduction to a particular field of study in art and design with a firm foundation in the concepts and problem-solving skills of that field. Once earned, the Associate's degree can also be used as a stepping stone to the Bachelor of Fine Arts degree or Bachelor of Arts degree and to apply for entry level positions in the industry.

Degree Breakdowns & Requirements:

AA Graduation Plan

AA Fashion Unit Requirements

Major Coursework
          Core 33 units
          Major 15 units
+Liberal Arts 18 units
TOTAL 66 units

AA Fashion Journalism and Fashion Styling Unit Requirements

Major Coursework
          Core 33 units
          Major 9 units
+Liberal Arts 18 units
TOTAL 60 units

AA Fashion, Fashion Journalism and Fashion Styling Degree Requirements

2 Written Communication courses
2 Art Historical Awareness courses
1 Employment Communications & Practices course

And:
  • Minimum 2.0 GPA
  • Minimum grade of C- in all core courses, major courses, and LA 108 Composition for the Artist

 

Sample Graduation Plan - 66 units
  1st Year 2nd Year
FALL Core
Core
Core
Core
__________
12 units
Core
Core
Core
Major
Liberal Art
__________
15 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Core
Core
Core
Core
__________
12 units
Major
Major
Major
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
15 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Major
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 36 units
  66 unit Associate of Arts Degree

 

Sample Graduation Plan - 60 units
  1st Year 2nd Year
FALL Core
Core
Core
Core
__________
12 units
Core
Core
Core
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
WINTER Intersession
SPRING Core
Core
Core
Core
__________
12 units
Major
Major
Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
12 units
JUNE Intersession
SUMMER Liberal Art
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Major
Liberal Art
__________
6 units
Totals 30 units 30 units
  60 unit Associate of Arts Degree Fashion Journalism or Fashion Styling
NOTES
  • Students are advised to meet with a Student Services Advisor to map an individualized graduation plan
  • Student Services Advisor approval is required for course loads exceeding 12 units for Fall or Spring semesters and exceeding 6 units in Summer semesters
  • Financial Aid is not available for intersessions
  • A maximum of 1 course may be taken in intersessions
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