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Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design

As one of the top Associate in Applied Science Fashion Design Degrees in Miami, this course is for students who have a clear interest in design and are prepared to learn skills in the disciplines of the fashion design industry, as well as key notions in garment construction and research.

Core classes range from basic drawing techniques in shape, light and shadow, moving on to study stylized fashion design and the human figure, as well as digital design techniques. Pattern cutting and digitalization, key to innovative design and creative ideas, are paramount throughout the program. Students are introduced to the role of the pattern cutter, and to the art of constructing garments, by learning and exploring traditional techniques as well as through contemporary technologies. Through creative and visual research, students discover the world of trends, and the role and influence of visual representation.

The study of fabrics and materials takes an in-depth look at fabric properties and sustainability and how they are used in the industry. Cultural and historical analysis of art and dress further contextualizes and underpins the development of creative skills.

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Students of our fashion design programs gain an understanding of the business of fashion, looking at marketing principles, practices, communication strategies and product development. Managers with both design and management skills are rare. Today companies recognize and acknowledge the way designers ‘think’ as a strategic asset, an alternative to traditional management methods and approaches toward company growth.

The Associate in Applied Science in Fashion Design degree aims to provide a solid base in key skills of the fashion design industry.

Alongside general education requirements, this Associate Degree in Fashion Design provides students the chance to engage in the fashion industry from both a creative and business perspective. This unique program forms multidisciplinary profiles capable of pursuing and developing careers in the areas of design, garment construction and trend forecasters, meeting a growing demand for creative and business skills in the fashion industry - the mastermind that is both designer and manager.

Over the course of five semesters, students are presented with exciting new challenges that will improve their critical independent thinking and develop their creative and business skills.

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Graduates of our Miami fashion design school will be prepared for entry-level positions in the fashion industry. This program also prepares students with the key skills for entry onto the school’s Bachelor of Fine Arts program in Fashion Design.

Program Title: Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design
Credential Issued: Associate Of Applied Science
Program Delivery: On Campus
Program Length Credit Hours: 60


Associate of Applied Science in

Fashion Design


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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