Watch the "Unmasked: Spirit of the Times," the Annual Student Fashion Show
Start your career in the fashion industry
Look at what you are wearing right now. All apparel must be created by someone who has knowledge of color, fabric and style and can visualize the design, construct the finished garment and bring it to the market in order to entice someone like you to purchase it.
Harper's Fashion Studies Program offers courses in construction, pattern making and design, textiles, illustration, visual merchandising, and trend forecasting. You will receive real-world experience through the Annual Student Fashion Show. The event features students’ original work, and Studio V: A professional, student-run boutique offering locally designed work jewelry, fashion items, accessories, sculpture, art and original pieces.
Earn a career-ready degree
The Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree is designed to prepare you for immediate entry into this career field. This is one degree with different areas of specialization. Coursework in the AAS may also prepare you to transfer to a four-year college or university. To learn more, visit our Transfer Information page or see your advisor.
- Associate in Applied Science—Fashion Design
(choose ONE specialization):
- Fashion Design
- Fashion Entrepreneurship
- Associate in Applied Science—Fashion Merchandising
Earn a workforce credential
Jumpstart your career by learning new skills through a certificate program. Many of Harper's certificates are stackable to a degree program through additional coursework.
Flexible program options
- Annual Student Fashion Show
- Catalog Course Descriptions
- Student Organizations
- Studio V
- Job Placement Resource Center
For more information about starting your fashion studies at Harper, please contact Admissions Outreach at 847.925.6700 or fill out our request information form.
Get the latest news from the Harper College Fashion Studies program.
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Harper College Fashion Design students share their work through "Imagine," the 2020 Fashion Show Spring Review. ... Watch the Video
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Harper College’s new Makerspace and Entrepreneur Center aims to inspire the next generation of entrepreneurs, inventors and engineers to pursue their creative passions and bring their ideas to life by building a vibrant and... Watch the Video
For Harper College fashion program alumna Kim Scanlan, the road to fashion designer began when her Girl Scout troop visited Harper’s fashion department. ... Watch the Video