The Fashion Certificate is designed for students interested in artistic and professional training in fashion. Participants hone the technical skills necessary to realize their creative vision as they develop a portfolio of work that can be used for a variety of purposes, including preparation for further study.
Inspiration and context are drawn from SAIC’s Fashion Resource Center, a unique collection of late 20th- and 21st-century designer garments and accessories representing extreme innovation, as well as the Art Institute of Chicago museum and other SAIC collections and resources.
Prerequisite (1): Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals
Studio Courses (4): Select four 30-hour courses from those listed under the subject heading Fashion
Elective (1): Reflecting the degree program's interdisciplinary approach to an art and design education, all 30-hour Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificates
Total required courses: 6
Completion of the Fashion Certificate requires a portfolio review, submission of a signed Certificate Program Completion Form, and a minimum of three (3) digital images from the student's body of work. The Certificate Program Completion Form can be found on the Forms and Downloads Page.
Note: Required courses may not be offered all semesters (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence