Fashion Program

Interested in fashion? Do you want to become a fashion designer? Build a career in fashion merchandising? Pave your way toward a career in fashion design, merchandising, styling, coordinating shows, visual merchandising, emerging technologies, and costuming. Take classes with us and elevate your style with a degree!

As part of San Diego Mesa College's Fashion program, you will have the opportunity to create inventive designs and projects while informing our culture with your unique contributions. You will learn how to capture your artistic vision efficiently by using Photoshop, Illustrator, and other digital technology, and apply knowledge from your courses in sketching, sewing, pattern making, and draping to physically bring your designs to life. You will learn styling, how to interpret trends, and execute stunning visual displays. In addition, you will be using the latest technologies to track sales, interpret analytics, and create tech-packs and marketing materials.

Immerse yourself in the local fashion community with opportunities to participate in field excursions and study abroad, hold internship positions, and learn from our expert faculty and knowledgeable guest speakers. Our curriculum is curated by faculty who possess extensive industry experiences with insights from an advisory committee of fashion professionals. You will find support on and off campus to achieve your goals as you enter a fashion profession or pursue further education at another institution. Our alumni have competed on Project Runway and found employment with Dior, Steve Madden, Volcom, and many more!

Ready to build your career in fashion design? Here are some frequently asked questions about the benefits of attending a fashion design school:

Mirage 2.0 - Golden Scissors Fashion Show

The Fashion Program is excited to present our 40th Annual Golden Scissors Fashion Show - Mirage 2.0. Join us as we blend fashion and technology to present our students' work via a digital platform. Check out the work of our fashion design and merchandising students on our interactive website. Then watch the virtual runway video below:

View Mirage 2.0 - Golden Scissors Fashion Show on Vimeo

This video highlights the work of our Collections Designers and Fashion Redux finalists.  All shots were filmed on our beautiful campus, while adhering to all social distancing guidelines.  Thank you to our fabulous administration, faculty, and students for coming together to make this happen! 

Program Learning Outcomes

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