The Office of Career Services
Library Building, Room 429 & 430
222-05 56th Avenue
Bayside, NY 11364
Phone: (718) 631-6297
|Overview:||Fashion designers create the design for women's, men's and children's garments, shoes, etc. They analyze fashion trends and consumer preferences, and compare fabrics and leathers for new design uses. They sketch designs and review them with sales executives.|
|Duties:||They conduct consumer surveys regarding clothes design preferences in terms of style, colors and fabric. They collect and study information about style trends in other countries.
They confer with fabric producers to examine new weaves, new synthetic fabrics and leathers and conduct experiments with new fabrics for suitability for new wearing apparel designs.
They prepare sketches of new ideas and creations for review with marketing executives in the fashion world. Strive to establish the fashion "line" for new garments, colors & fabrics.
They create new wearing apparel designs for modeling at fashion shows. Accept orders for production of the wearing apparel shown. Confer with advertising agencies to promote new designs.
|Degree(s):||A.S. Visual and Performing Arts: Art & Photography Concentration
A.S. Visual and Performing Arts: Dance Concentration
A.S. Visual and Performing Arts: Music Concentration
A.S. Visual and Performing Arts: Theatre Arts Concentration
|Job Outlook:||Employment of fashion designers is expected to show little or no change through 2018. An increasing population’s demand for new and stylish affordable clothing will create need. Although apparel production is increasing done overseas, firms are likely to keep design work in house.|
|Salary Range (National Average):||$28,000 to $31,000|
|Education Level:||Training for this occupation generally requires a High School Degree, plus additional coursework in a vocational or technical school. In some cases, employers may require an Associate Degree.|
|Additional Training/Education:||An associate degree from a 2 or 3 year professional design school, technical institute or community college, or a bachelor's degree in fine arts is the appropriate preparation for this occupation. In addition to fashion design courses, your study program should include art and drawing, advertising, consumer behavior, computer-assisted design, photography and visual art illustration.|
Understanding acquiring positions in this field may be enhanced through continuing academic study (i.e. earning a baccalaureate or a master's degree) and/or work experience in the field, Queensborough Community College has established transfer agreements with other institutions for students who wish to further pursue their educational goals. Students are highly encouraged to meet with one of our Career Services to fully understand the opportunities available through study in their degree program.