Sewing Classes in Salt Lake City, UT with School Options

Oct 07, 2018

Research sewing classes in Salt Lake City, which currently has two schools within five miles of the downtown offering programs. Read an overview of degree programs, admission info and program requirements for these Salt Lake City schools and decide which program is right for you.

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Salt Lake City, UT, Schools with Sewing Classes

Salt Lake City residents can take sewing classes at two public colleges and universities. Once enrolled, students interested in learning to sew for personal or professional purposes can study pattern design, alterations and draping. Find summaries of the program options below, as well as a school comparison table with important statistical and tuition information.

  • Salt Lake Community College offers instruction through its associate's degree programs in fashion and technical apparel design. The college is located less than one mile from downtown.
  • The University of Utah's Department of Theatre offers a bachelor's degree program with several costume design classes. The university is located less than three miles from downtown Salt Lake City.

Comparison of Schools

Use the following table to compare tuition, financial aid, graduation rates and other factors at the two featured schools.

Salt Lake Community College University of Utah
Sewing Programs Offered Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design,
Associate of Applied Science in Technical Apparel Design
Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Design
Related Programs Offered Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Merchandising N/A
School Type 2-year; public 4-year; public
Total Enrollment (2017) 29,620* 32,800*
Campus Setting Large suburb Midsize city
Tuition & Fees (2017-2018) $3,781 in-state; $12,020 out-of-state* $8,884 in-state; $28,127 out-of-state*
% of First-Year Students Receiving Any Form of Financial Aid (2016-2017) 65%* 85%*
Acceptance Rate (2017) N/A - Open admissions 66%*
Retention Rate (2017) 59% for full-time students; 44% for part-time students* 90% for full-time students; 63% for part-time students*
Graduation Rate 22% (13% transfer-out rate) (for those who began their studies in 2014)* 67% (for those who began their studies in 2011)*

Source: *NCES College Navigator

Salt Lake Community College

Salt Lake Community College's Fashion Institute is housed in the School of Arts, Communication and Media. It offers sewing classes through its associate's degree programs in fashion and technical apparel design. These programs also feature internship opportunities with professional costume departments and design firms.

Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Design

Students in this program develop the decision-making and communication skills necessary to be competitive in global fashion markets. Coursework examines pattern drafting techniques, illustration styles and costume history. After completing a prerequisite course in basic sewing, students take an intermediate sewing course to learn how to create completed garments with cuffs and collars. An advanced sewing class is also included in the curriculum.

Associate of Applied Science in Technical Apparel Design

Individuals interested in careers as patternmakers or designers might benefit from this program, which includes coursework in fashion illustration, draping and the construction of outerwear and swimwear. Students also take intermediate and advanced sewing classes. Additional instruction in tailoring and altering techniques is included as well.

University of Utah

Sewing classes at this Salt Lake City-based public university are available through the Department of Theatre. Its Bachelor of Fine Arts program offers emphases in stage management, actor training, musical theatre and performing arts design.

Bachelor of Fine Arts in Performing Arts Design

This program includes core theatre courses in scenography, acting, theatre history and production. Students interested in learning to sew can do so in the program's costume design and construction courses. Topics of study include rendering methods and the use of costumes to express character. Students also learn how to turn costume sketches into finished products using draping and flat pattern techniques.

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