College of DuPage: Fashion Design/ Fashion Merchandising/ Fashion
Glen Ellyn, Illinois
Department of Fashion Merchandising & Design

The College of DuPage fashion program is teaches students essential skills in fashion design, merchandising, and entrepreneurship. The department of fashion merchandising and design offers individuals a space where they can develop creativity, learn about aesthetics, and understand theoretical aspects of fashion design. Students cultivate these skills by taking classes across a variety of subjects, including clothing construction, pattern making, draping, tailoring, and CAD. Fashion majors gain an understanding of the impact and breadth of fashion through classes dealing with design principles, fashion illustration, motivation, marketing and merchandising, history of costume, and principles of textiles.

What fashion related programs and degrees does College of DuPage offer?
As of 2011, College of DuPage offers the following degrees:
A.A.S. Fashion Design
Certificate Fashion Design
A.A.S. Fashion Merchandising
Certificate Fashion Merchandising
Certificate Fashion Entrepreneurship

What’s the school’s contact information?
College of DuPage
425 Fawell Blvd.
Glen Ellyn, IL 60137
Phone: 630-942-2619

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $3,000
Room & Board: n/a

What is the typical student profile?
College of DuPage total undergraduate students: 30,000
Fashion program students: Not reported

What are the requirements to enter the program?
Requires interest in program

How long does it take to complete program?
It usually takes four years to complete a B.S. degree, two years to complete a M.S. degree and two or more years to complete a Ph D program.

How many faculty members does College of DuPage’s Fashion Design/ Fashion
Merchandising/ Fashion Entrepreneurship program have?
Faculty members: 5

What career placement services does College of DuPage provide?
Students in fashion design, merchandising, and entrepreneurship are prepared for professional positions in the job market through courses in clothing construction, flat pattern design, fashion illustration, history of costume, and fashion for business. Fashion majors also have the opportunity to gain a better understanding of fashion show production by participating in a student-created fashion show.

All data is as of 2011.