Fashion Design

With Austin’s already booming fashion industry projected to grow, now is a great time to pursue your passion for clothing design. Learn the ins and outs of commercial draping, pattern making, manufacturing, and more at Austin Community College. Whether you’re after a career certificate or associate degree, our Fashion Design Program will prepare you for a rewarding and stylish career.

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Accredited by ACBSP

Industrial-use equipment & tools available

ACBSP Accredited

ACC’s Fashion Design Program is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs (ACBSP). 

Career & Salary Information

There are opportunities for design and manufacturing professionals right here in Central Texas. In fact, the ACC Fashion Incubator was created in partnership with the City of Austin to support careers like the ones listed below.

Click each title to learn more about important career information such as employment rates, and average salary in our region.

  • Curators

    Administer collections, such as artwork, collectibles, historic items, or scientific specimens of museums or other institutions. May conduct instructional, research, or public service activities of institution.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Fashion Designers

    Design clothing and accessories. Create original designs or adapt fashion trends.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Marketing Managers

    Plan, direct, or coordinate marketing policies and programs, such as determining the demand for products and services offered by a firm and its competitors, and identify potential customers. Develop pricing strategies with the goal of maximizing the firm's profits or share of the market while ensuring the firm's customers are satisfied. Oversee product development or monitor trends that indicate the need for new products and services.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Merchandise Displayers and Window Trimmers

    Plan and erect commercial displays, such as those in windows and interiors of retail stores and at trade exhibitions.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Photographers

    Photograph people, landscapes, merchandise, or other subjects, using digital or film cameras and equipment. May develop negatives or use computer software to produce finished images and prints. Includes scientific photographers, aerial photographers, and photojournalists.


    Hourly Wage: $


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  • Wholesale and Retail Buyers, Except Farm Products

    Buy merchandise or commodities, other than farm products, for resale to consumers at the wholesale or retail level, including both durable and nondurable goods. Analyze past buying trends, sales records, price, and quality of merchandise to determine value and yield. Select, order, and authorize payment for merchandise according to contractual agreements. May conduct meetings with sales personnel and introduce new products. Includes assistant wholesale and retail buyers of nonfarm products.


    Hourly Wage: $


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Awards & Program Maps

 

Choose the Award Path That’s Right for You

ACC offers stackable credentials. Certificates prepare you for a career change or career advancement and often include credits that count toward associate degrees. Associate degrees further increase your employability and help you build a strong foundation for university transfer. Learn more.

Explore awards in this program and follow program maps to stay on track:

Associate of Applied Science Degree

Fashion Design

Certificate Level 1

Fashion Design Level 1