Fashion Design Certificate Program

In this comprehensive professional certificate program, you will learn about both the creative and technical sides of the fashion industry through hands-on activities, demonstrations, special events, classes and field trips. 

A variety of professions:

The program will refine your design, presentation and portfolio skills and can help you move toward a career as a:

  • fashion designer
  • illustrator
  • seamstress
  • merchandiser
  • model
  • photographer
  • costumier

Skilled and trained fashion professionals are in demand internationally, nationally, and right here in Las Vegas.

Program Requirements:

To earn the Fashion Design Certificate you must successfully complete five core courses plus an additional 7.2 CEUs of elective courses.

You may complete individual classes without completing the certificate program.

Core Courses:

  • Basic Sewing
  • Patternmaking: Introduction
  • Fashion Illustration & Design
  • Dressmaker Studio
  • Fashion Design: Elements & Principles

Elective offerings vary by semester. Refer to online course listings for upcoming classes.

Nevada Association of Fashion Design (NAFD)

This certificate program is offered in conjunction with the NAFD, a nonprofit organization founded in January 1995. 


Learning Outcomes: