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Are you interested in becoming a fashion designer?

There are some big work options for you in the big world of fashion with exciting, intense positions in design, retail support, marketing and advertising, merchandising, buying, media, creative support and more.

One of the big factors that helps with finding your very first position in this intriguing sector is you have to acquire the best formal instruction. (Although having a brother or sister in the industry wouldn’t hurt either.)

Where Could I Attend School?
Chicago IL college students sitting in the back row of the college class Many of the bigger cities in the USA have a college or university that is centered in some part to fashion education and learning.

There are traditional colleges in one of those bigger cities. Or you can instead make the decision to receive your lessons totally online.

There are just a few internet based specialty schools which offer degree programs and education that can get you ready for an initial job opportunity in this industry. These types of schools may provide education from a small number of individual courses to a certification of completion or associate’s degree to a complete Bachelor Degree in Fashion Merchandising.

What Will I Learn?
Given that a lot of working positions in this niche mix commerce with creative essentials such as design and art, these colleges present classes in basic business areas, fashion, style and design, merchandising and general studies.

A few of the individual classes you may receive while in your formal diploma preparation could contain:
– basic art and core design
– retailing and merchandising
– apparel accessories
– visual merchandising
– product marketing and advertising
– sales and buying operations
– apparel basics
– retail and online management

Once you complete the various traditional business training, fashion and accessory development education, design and style instruction, marketing and merchandising instruction, you will begin to put together the sound base of know-how and competence that are essential for a very successful career.

What Should I Do Soon?
 Image for Chicago IL student fashion demonstrationLike most journeys, a new career starts off with one single, small move. And you can certainly start your brand new journey today.

You could look over details regarding individual degrees, curriculum and instruction programs at these colleges close to you.

Some local and online schools:

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Quick Fact
In 2017, workers with a bachelor's degree or higher had almost twice as much
median earnings per week than workers with only a high school diploma*.
*Bureau of Labor Statistics

IL students can have more career options – earn a degree in something else.