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Associate Degree in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni Miami

The associate degree in fashion design program at Istituto Marangoni Miami ensures students with a successful future in the fashion industry. Marangoni fashion design students are prepared with the key skills and techniques to thrive in the world of fashion and develop their own creative ideas and individual styles. Students in the program are also provided with a hands-on education in order to nurture ideas to life through their own collections and establish experience in the craft to use for future opportunities in the industry.

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Why Should I Apply for an Associate Degree in Fashion Design from Istituto Marangoni Miami?

Located in the heart of the Miami Design District, Marangoni also encourages its students to explore the area to make the city their home and gather inspiration from the eclectic surroundings. The associate degree in fashion design at Istituto Marangoni Miami grants endless knowledge of the disciplines of the industry as well as key concepts in garment construction and research. The fashion design associate’s degree covers current events affecting fashion society like supply chain issues and sustainability and aims to prepare students for real-world conditions. Istituto Marangoni Miami’s fashion design courses as well as other programs give students the resources to form strategic processes in order to apply them in professional environments. As the widely recognized Miami School of Fashion, we are a top provider of internships and opportunities for students to work with top names in the fashion industry and further their experience into their careers. Our students have had the opportunity to attend and participate in events such as:

  • Miami Art Basel
  • Chanel Cruise Collection Runway Show
  • National and International Fashion Weeks
  • Paraiso Miami Beach - Miami Swim Week
  • Special guest visits, partnerships, and so much more!

At the end of this fashion design associate degree, you will receive a diploma proving your completion which grants access to continuing your education at Marangoni through the Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Design program.

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

The fashion design associate degree program is organized so that students are able to get through their general education courses while also acquiring the hands-on learning of our fashion design courses in the span of 60 credit hours. Classes start at an introductory level and will span across various topics so that students familiarize themselves with every aspect of fashion and design from the history to the upcoming trends. As classes advance, students are provided with immersive projects for them to express their individuality and creative ideas. Class sizes at The Miami School of Fashion are kept between 15-20 students so that instructors can provide personalized help to each student and cater to their needs.

Potential Careers from an AAS in Fashion Design

An AAS in fashion design allows students to learn the roles of both fashion in a creative sense but also in a business perspective through researching trends and influences of the fashion and luxury industries, as well as the role of creativity based on an understanding of art, fashion, and design. Although most roles in fashion design require at least a four-year degree, there are careers in the industry that combine those essentials skills on different levels that are needed to be successful such as:

  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Pattern Maker
  • Trend Forecaster
  • Costume Designer
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How Can I Apply for an Associate Degree in Fashion Design?

To start the process of becoming a Istituto Marangoni Miami Fashion Design major, submit your application before the semester deadline – either Fall, Spring, or Summer. A $100 non-refundable application fee is required with your online application. Once submitted, one of our application coaches will reach out to help you organize all the documents needed to create a complete application and guide you through the admissions process. The required documents for the fashion design associate degree are as follows:

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

Once all the documents are submitted, reviewed, and an admissions interview is conducted, you will receive a final admissions decision. An acceptance to Istituto Marangoni Miami grants you access not only to an extensive and exclusive learning experience but also connections with other talented students and experienced faculty, exceptional classroom settings, and the latest fashion technology to pursue all creative ideas.

Note: At this time, student visas are not available for our Associate in Fashion Design degree.


Associate Degree In Fashion Design 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 Design 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

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Betty Leguisamon - Fashion Design

When I first stepped into Istituto Marangoni Miami, I knew I was walking into the best Fashion School in the world. I've always been a fan of Italian craftsmanship and creativity, and I couldn't be happier I had the opportunity to study here. 

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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 Design?

An associate of applied science (AAS) is a two-year associate-level college degree with a focus on a specific applied science or technical skill. An AAS degree prepares students to enter the work industry immediately after graduation. Completing an AAS in Fashion Design at Istituto Marangoni Miami grants students entry to moving on to completing a BFA in Fashion Design.

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

An associate degree in fashion design from Istituto Marangoni Miami grants you access to all of the resources the fashion institute offers in the shape of new fashion technology, interactive classrooms, industry-experienced instructors, opportunities for professional involvement with major brands, etc. An AAS in fashion design also introduces you into the world of the fashion industry and provides you the opportunity to further develop your skills with Istituto Marangoni’s Bachelor’s and Master’s programs.

How Long Is An Associate In Fashion Design?

The associate degree in fashion design at Istituto Marangoni Miami is a 60 credit hour-long program. Those 60 credit hours typically span over 4 semesters and can be completed in approximately 1.5 years while in continuous full-time program enrollment. The associate in fashion design program is delivered on-campus and in-person.