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 4.8 CEUs of elective courses. Courses may be taken individually to expand your skill set.

**Students who started their certificate program prior to the fall 2017 semester do not have to take Fashion Design: Elements & Principles.

** Students who started their certificate program prior to fall 2020 and completed Basic Sewing instead of Sewing: The Stitch Room will need to complete 7.2 CEUs of electives.  

Core Courses:

  • Fashion Design: Elements & Principles
  • Sewing: The Stitch Room
  • Dressmaker Studio
  • Fashion Illustration & Design
  • Patternmaking: Introduction 

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: