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Are you on point with the latest trends in fashion and design? Then this pathway is the perfect fit to help you take style expression to the next level.

Pathway Description

The fashion design pathway provides students with an overview of the fashion industry. The curriculum for this pathway prepares students for careers in fashion design and merchandising. The curriculum stimulates creative expression in all aspects of fashion design, including sketching, draping, construction and computer application.

Key Competencies

  • Explore fashion design in conjunction with critical elements of design

  • Predict the future trends for fabrics, colors, textures, prints, materials, graphics and other styles with fashion forecasting

  • Develop skills to brand, market and visually display merchandise

  • Evaluate past and present fashion trends


View the High School Course Guide for an in-depth look at the courses outlined below.

High School Credits:

4029 Exploring FCS Pathways (2)
4015 Sewing Technology Basics (1)
4016 Design Studio (1)
4024 Applied Sewing Technology & Textiles (2)
4030 Fashion Analysis (2)

Total College Credits: 0


Annual National Average Salary for a Fashion Designer: $65,100

Career Opportunities

  • Fashion Designer

  • Tailor

  • Visual Merchandiser

  • Pattern Maker

  • Fashion Marketing Coordinator

  • Fashion Illustrator

  • Fashion Buyer

  • Technical Designer

  • Textile and Print Designer

  • Stylist

  • Fashion Merchandiser

  • Boutique Owner