Clothing Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S.
Clothing design programs are part of both 2- and 4-year colleges. When selecting a school for clothing design, students often take into account the types of degree program offered, specializations within clothing design, the institution type and costs.
How to Select a Clothing Design School
Clothing design schools offer programs under a variety of names, including apparel and textile design, fashion design and clothing design.
Consider the following when looking for clothing design schools:
- Students more interested in tailoring mechanics and garment construction may find that 2-year clothing design programs suit their needs, while 4-year programs are more focused on style and design elements of clothing and include more theoretical and historical coursework.
- Students earning clothing design bachelor's degrees may be able to pursue areas of concentration within their degree programs, such as menswear, children's clothing and sportswear.
- If interested in additonal areas related to fashion design, such as jewelery and accessory design or shoe design, ensure that the school offers courses in these areas as not all do.
- Students seeking a career in retail or management should ensure that the school offers courses in merchandising.
- Clothing design degree programs at 2-year schools are often less expensive than 4-year programs, and students should take into account lab or facility fees, equipment fees and material costs as these vary by school.
10 Schools with Clothing Design Programs
|University of Minnesota - Twin Cities||4-year, Public|
|Houston Community College System||2-year, Public|
|Michigan State University||4-year, Public|
|City College of San Francisco||2-year, Public|
|University of North Texas||4-year, Public|
|American River College||2-year, Public|
|Santa Ana College||2-year, Public|
|Virginia Commonwealth University||4-year, Public|
|Santa Monica College||2-year, Public|
|Mt. San Antonio College||2-year, Public|