Cuesta College: Fashion Design/ Merchandising
San Luis Obispo, California
Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising

The fashion design and merchandising program offers small class sizes where students can receive individualized attention. Cuesta College continually updates its fashion design and merchandising curriculum to meet the changing demands of the fashion industry.

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

What’s the school’s contact information?
Cuesta College
Department of Fashion Design & Merchandising
Highway 1
San Luis Obispo, CA 93401
Phone: 805-546-3100 ext. 2762

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: Depends on units
Room & Board: Not reported

What is the typical student profile?
Cuesta College total undergraduate students: 10,500
Fashion program students: 200

What are the requirements to enter program?
High school graduate

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.

How many faculty members does Cuesta College’s Fashion Design/ Merchandising program have?
Faculty members: 7

What career placement services does Cuesta College provide?
Although not required, students may participate in an internship program. Typically, interns work for local designers and are placed at local apparel manufacturers.