Fashion Studies

Fashion Studies at Harper College

All apparel must be created by someone who has knowledge of color, fabric and style and can visualize design, construct the finished garment and bring it to market. Harper's Fashion Studies Program offers courses in construction, pattern making and design, textiles, illustration, visual merchandising and trend forecasting.

The more you learn, the more you earn.

  • In 2010, households spent an average of $1,700 on apparel, footwear, and related products.
  • According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, the annual salary for a fashion designer, merchandiser or buyer ranges from $56,620 to $64,530

Choose the Certificate or Degree That Meets Your Goals

Prepare for immediate entry into this career field. This is one degree with different specializations; choose one:

Check out transfer options for Fashion Studies:


Check out transfer options for Fashion Merchandizing:

  • Annual Student Fashion Show: Fashion Studies students showcase their original work in the annual student Fashion Show.
  • Studio V: a professional, student-run boutique offering locally designed work jewelry, fashion items, accessories, sculpture, art and original pieces.
  • Meet Our Faculty


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