Are you a trendsetter? Do you like
to design? If so, you might be cutout for the alluring
profession of Fashion Design. You can earn your degree in
Fashion Design through distance learning. With an emphasis on
convenience and comfort, online programs allow you to work from
your home or office when you choose, where you choose. Perfect
for working professionals or for those looking to balance job,
life and career.
Most curricula balances training of traditional skills - such as
sewing, schematics and computer-based design, pattern drafting
and manufacturing, fabric printing, use of textiles - with the
changing standards and trends of the fashion industry. To gain
entry-level position within the fashion industry, students will
create a portfolio showcasing their best work. Additionally,
some students will opt to take study tours to fashion meccas
including New York, Milan and Paris for a first hand look at the
fashion industry at its best.
Online degree programs are equally demanding as the traditional
classroom method of
learning. You'll "attend" classes via the internet and
participate through online discussions. Most programs require
that you log on at least five days out of the week and complete
assignments within established deadlines. Experienced and
respected faculty - most with real world experience - are
available for online discussions and further support.
Fashion designers end up working either for specialty stores,
high-fashion department stores, apparel manufacturers or on a
self-employed basis. Designers typically design clothing,
accessories or even costumes for individual clients or for the
mass market and encompass men's, women's, and children's
fashion. Although most try to design original garments, others
follow established fashion trends, depending on the organization
for which they work.