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Associate of Applied Science in

Fashion Styling

Associate Degree in Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni Miami

An associate degree in fashion styling provides students with the teachings that are essential to succeed in the world of fashion. With fashion styling at the center of the industry as a highly in-demand role, Istituto Marangoni Miami readies its students with all the necessary skills to comprehend and prosper in the world of fashion. Earning an Associate of Applied Science degree in Fashion Styling at Marangoni grants students the chance to advance their skills in the fashion industry through a combination of vital styling ideas and techniques.

Why Should I Apply for an Associate Degree in Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni Miami?

Marangoni Miami students are also encouraged to step beyond the campus and find inspiration from the neighboring area of the lively Miami Design District. Istituto Marangoni aims to equip its students with a thorough understanding of the fashion industry in a creative and business view in the shape of visual research and editorial fields. The fashion styling associate program establishes multidisciplinary forms that provide students with the chance to pursue different career paths from fashion styling such as: advertising, trend forecasting, and visual merchandising. With the completion of the associate’s program, graduates will be trained to style and produce art direction for print and online magazines, ad campaigns, commercials, e-commerce, etc. The Miami School of Fashion is globally known for connecting its students to internships and professional opportunities to collaborate with major brand names in the industry. The following events are just a few that Marangoni students have had the chance to participate in:

  • Miami Art Basel
  • International and National Fashion Weeks
  • Paraiso Miami Beach - Miami Swim Week
  • Chanel Cruise Collection Runway Show
  • Celebrity guest visits and talks, partnerships, etc!

Students who complete the associate’s program will have the knowledge needed to apply to Istituto Marangoni’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Fashion Styling to continue their education.

How Will I Learn in the Associate Degree in Fashion Styling Program?

The associate degree of fashion and apparel design program requires 60 credit hours that vary between general education courses as well as fashion styling-specific classes to reach the program’s completion. Students are encouraged to grasp all the knowledge and skills possible to advance their skills in preparation for opportunities in the industry. Classes are arranged in student groups of 15-20 so that instructors can better understand and cater to each individual’s needs.

Potential Careers from an Associate Degree in Fashion Styling

An associate degree in fashion styling teaches students about both the creative and business roles in the world of fashion through rationalizing ideas, developing the ability to visualize and execute creative results. Careers involving fashion styling could branch into diverse professional practices in advertising, visual merchandising, or trend forecasting. The following roles combine the important skills mentioned that are needed in the industry in order to be successful:

  • Art director
  • Personal stylist
  • Creative director
  • Image consultant
  • Personal shopper
  • Wardrobe consultant


How Can I Apply for an Associate Degree in Fashion Styling?

In order to start the journey as a Fashion Styling major at Marangoni, an application must be turned in by the deadline of the chosen semester – Fall, Spring, or Summer. The application submission includes a required $100 application fee which is non-refundable. An application coach from Marangoni Miami will contact you to help organize the necessary information to set up an application folder. The documents that are needed are the following:

  • Resume
  • Personal statement
  • U.S. Identification
  • Proof of graduation
  • High school transcript
  • Declaration of finances

Once the necessary documents are collected, an interview will be organized with admissions and a final decision will be discussed and announced. Acceptance to the program not only grants you access to a one-of-a-kind learning space, but a network of creative students and accomplished faculty, top notch class spaces, plus up and coming fashion technology.

Note: Student visas for the associate in fashion styling degree are currently not available.


Associate Degree In Fashion Styling Price

Programs Credit Hours Total Per Credit Hour - In person Total Per Credit Hour - Online Application Fee Graduation Fee
Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Styling 60 $1295 $900 $100 $400

* See Academic Calendar for dates. Initial registration for fashion studies after the end of the Drop/Add period will incur a $100 late registration fee.

The other registration fees are due on or before the last day to register for any given semester. Students should consult the Academic Calendar regarding the registration deadline. Students will not be officially enrolled in Istituto Marangoni Miami until all fees are fully paid. Any students owing money to Istituto Marangoni Miami, regardless of the debt, will not be permitted to register


Candela Ledesma - Fashion Studies

Istituto Marangoni Miami has offered me incredible support and innumerable experiences since the first day I started my Associates's program in Fashion Styling.

Course Lists

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Fashion courses are supported by lectures, workshops, and subject specific presentations by a faculty of professionals in the field. If participants have little or no previous experience but would like to become familiar with some of the key disciplines in the industry, or a specific area, there are a variety of levels and course durations to suit all preferences. Continuing education courses are also the perfect ‘taster’ or introduction to the fashion industry, which may help in decision making for future in-depth study or career path development.

Complete your information and download the Brochure about the Degree programs and Fashion Courses. There are some experiences in life that lead to a radical transformation, where what comes after is light-years ahead of what preceded it. It is via such experiences, nurturing emotion and aspiration combined with academic rigor and expertise, that Istituto Marangoni participants have the opportunity to successfully navigate a stimulating, challenging, and productive future, and take their place amongst the stars. Studying at Istituto Marangoni provides such an experience, connecting skill and style at high-end international locations with an Italian imprint of history and culture, enriching talent and encouraging ambition.

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What Is An AAS In Fashion Styling?

An AAS or associate of applied science degree is a college degree that centers on a particular technical skill and typically spans over two years to complete. The AAS degree readies participants to work in the industry post-graduation. Earning an AAS in Fashion Styling at Istituto Marangoni gives students access to applying towards a BFA in Fashion Styling.

What Can You Do With An Associate Degree In Fashion Styling?

Marangoni Miami’s associate degree in fashion styling gives its students the chance to explore the different tracks of the industry in order to decide on which subject most captures their interest based on: advertising, trend forecasting, and visual merchandising. Additionally, a completed associate’s degree in fashion styling grants students access to the role that is extremely in-demand in the industry as a fashion stylist.

What Do You Learn In A Styling Fashion Associate Degree?

The main goal of a fashion styling associate degree is to provide a stable foundation of the key skills needed in the fashion styling industry. Apart from general education requirements, the program highlights the encouragement of students’ creativity and rational ideas, while developing their ability to effectively visualize and communicate outcomes. Students will also acquire an understanding of sustainability and ethics in the industry, visual and verbal communication through digital technology, and the new media environments and the contemporary applications.

How Long Is An Associate Degree In Fashion Styling?

Istituto Marangoni Miami’s associate degree in fashion styling program totals 60 credit hours. If the student chooses to participate in full-time enrollment in the program, the 60 credits usually extend through four semesters which can typically be completed in 1.5 years. The associate in fashion styling program is taught on-campus with in-person classes.