Fashion Design

Model at outdoor fashion show

General Information

The Fashion Design Program at West Valley College is a professional, effective training program that will prepare you for an exciting career in the fashion industry.

Our program is designed to meet your needs. Take classes to re-train, update your skills or complete the program with a certificate or degree in Apparel Design or Styling.

The West Valley College Fashion Design Program is dedicated to promoting sustainability, social justice and inclusivity in our program and courses. A strong foundation in responsible sourcing and design is critical for fashion designers entering the workforce and our coursework reflects that imperative. Students have access to the spacious Alyce Parsons Production Lab with industry standard equipment. Our program is also invested in advanced technology and its application in the fashion industry. In addition to a Maker Space, complete with 3D printers, laser printers, CNC routers and other tools, we offer accredited coursework in 2D/3D pattern making using CLO3D.

We recognize that training in the technology currently found in the industry gives West Valley College Fashion Design students a leading edge when entering the changing job market, and we strive to prepare our students for the workforce or transfer to 4-year institutions.

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The Fashion Design Program offers an affordable alternative to the leading private design institutes. As a public community college, West Valley College offers low cost tuition as well as scholarships and financial aid to qualified students.

Real World

The faculty are working professionals who understand industry requirements and bring realistic expectations to the classroom. The curriculum is updated annually to respond to industry requirements and constant contact is maintained with industry through alumni and advisory committees.

Last Updated 4/8/24