City College of San Francisco: Fashion Merchandising/ Fashion Design
San Francisco, California
Fashion Department

The fashion department at City College of San Francisco offers a variety of credit and non-credit courses in fashion merchandising and design to prepare students for entry into a university fashion program, to assist individuals seeking professional development, and to provide fulfilling classes for individuals with a personal interest in fashion and design. Students have the opportunity to gain real world experience by participating in professional projects in the fashion industry, which allows them to use state of the art technology and become valuable assets in the workforce. A primary goal of the fashion program is to develop students’ skills in communication, problem solving, and teamwork, and to provide them with the theoretical and technical background they need to be successful in today’s fashion industry.

What fashion related programs and degrees does City College of San Francisco offer?
As of 2011, City College of San Francisco offers the following degrees:
Certificate of Achievement: Fashion Merchandising
Certificate of Achievement: Fashion Design

What’s the school’s contact information?
City College of San Francisco
Fashion Department
50 Phelan Ave., L131
San Francisco, CA 94112

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $ per unit
Room & Board: $11,683

What is the typical student profile?
City College of San Francisco total undergraduate students: 36,000
Fashion program students: 36,000 undergraduates

What are the requirements to enter program?
Open enrollment

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 City College of San Francisco’s Fashion Merchandising/ Fashion Design program have?
Faculty members: 2,000

What career placement services does City College of San Francisco provide?
All fashion majors are required to complete an internship program. Past interns have placed at established national retail chains, where they’ve gained real world experience to help them transition from school to the workforce. Additionally, students create a professional portfolio while building their resume to improve their marketability in the fashion industry. City College of San Francisco offers fashion merchandising and design majors the opportunity to enhance their learning experience by spending a semester in Paris