First, you have to decide whether you want to get an Associate’s degree or Bachelor’s degree. You should plan on spending two years earning an Associate’s degree or four years earning a Bachelor’s degree. Associate’s degree programs include lower-level fashion design courses, while Bachelor’s degree programs tended to offer a more in-depth education. Classes that you may have to take include Fashion Analysis, Evaluating Fashion and Apparel, and Portfolio Preparation. Portfolio Preparation helps you construct a strong portfolio, which can help you in your job search or help you get into graduate school.
To earn your Master’s degree, plan on spending two years beyond your Bachelor’s degree. Both as a fashion students and fashion professional, be sure to get involved in Missouri Fashion Week. This is an annual event that brings together fashion designers from all over the state.