With several large, fashion-forward cities, Minnesota may be the right place for you to start your fashion design career. The first step is attending one of Minnesota’s for fashion design schools. You can complete an Associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree. If you have a Bachelor’s degree, you may also choose to attend one of Minnesota’s three graduate school programs. The average tuition cost in this state is $18,620, and the average scholarship award is an impressive $10,934.
In order to complete an Associate’s degree, you must pass several general education and fashion design courses totaling 60 credits. A Bachelor’s degree includes 120 credits, which may take you about four years. You have to take classes that deepen your knowledge of the fashion industry and classes that give you practice in fashion design. Some classes you might take include Patternmaking, Apparel Design, and Textile Science. A Master’s degree, which takes two to three years, deepens your knowledge and understanding of the international fashion design community.
As a Minnesota student, you can begin networking within your community by joining MN Fashion. This organization hosts fashion events, including Minnesota Fashion Week, connects members with fellow designers, and promotes local designers to the community.