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.
- Required Course (1): Sewing Techniques: Fundamentals
- Studio Courses (4): Four 30-hour courses from those listed under the subject heading Fashion
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- Elective (1): All 30-hour Adult Continuing Education courses are eligible electives for all certificates, including 1-week and 2-weekend intensives
Total required courses: 6
Keep track of your certificate requirements as you move through your individualized program using our Fashion Certificate Curriculum Guide.
Note: Required courses may not be offered all semesters (fall, spring, summer). Please contact Continuing Studies for suggestions on organizing your course sequence
Completion of the Fashion Certificate requires a portfolio review, fulfilled by participation in Portfolio Review Days offered in the fall and spring. Students will also need to complete the certificate program completion form, submit high-quality digital images of their work, and take part in a brief exit interview to receive their digital certificate.
Start your noncredit certificate today - visit continuingstudies.saic.edu. Select Certificate Programs under the heading Adult Continuing Education in the left column and pay the nonrefundable $100 fee.