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Fashion Design - School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts

Associate in Applied Arts (AAA)
Certificate (CERT)

Students in the fashion design program take courses in fashion illustration, computer-aided design, fashion design history, patternmaking, garment construction and textiles. In addition, students learn to set up fashion design businesses from concept to creation.

With a certificate in fashion design, students may transfer to a 4-year college. Many students in the program chose to study fashion and costume design for an entrepreneurial business, the stage and film industry or art/sculptural practice.

Fashion design faculty members are practicing fashion and costumer designers, tailors, CAD specialists and product designers. Their currency in the fashion industry allows them to teach state of the art fashion design. The SFCC design studio is a fully equipped, professional, fashion design production house; it is equipped with industrial sewing machines, cutting tables and industry specific dress forms.

SFCC is the only public college in the State of New Mexico to offer a certificate in fashion design. A Fashion Design Club organizes trips and events for fashion students to domestic design marts, New York, Rome, Italy, or Paris for focused study.

Liberal Arts and Core Studies majors graphic
Fashion Design

In the News:

"Trash Fashions" Begin 5-Year Museum Tour
IN January 2013, 18 of SFCC Fashion Design alum Nancy Judd's  recycled fashion/sculptures will begin traveling in a show called ReDress: Upcycled Style. Her Obmananos Coat was accepted into the Smithsonian’s permanent collection in 2010. Read news release. Learn more at

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For more information, please contact the School of Arts, Design, and Media Arts, 505-428-1731,

Crystal Rose Vickers, Fashion Design Student

I am 54 years old and have found myself starting life over. While most of my friends are beginning their retirement years, I am reinventing myself at SFCC, in the Fashion Design department. I was totally surprised at the opportunities at this small school. I can't say enough good things about the cost and professional teachings. Ezra Estes continues to help me while I pursue my new life. Sometimes life begins at 50. Santa Fe Fashion Design Week 2012

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