Houston Community College: Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising
Houston, Texas
Lifestyle Arts & Design Careers Division

The Fashion program at Houston Community College focuses on preparing students for careers in the fashion industry. Experienced, professional faculty make instruction and coursework directly relevant to the real world of fashion. Internships in top companies and study tours to New York and around the world provide opportunities for professional experience and development. The program’s nationally accredited courses are transferable to four-year schools.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Houston Community College offer?
As of 2011, Houston Community College offers the following degrees:
AAS Fashion Design, Theatrical Costume Design Specialization
AAS Fashion Merchandising

What’s the school’s contact information?
Houston Community College
Lifestyle Arts & Design Careers Division
1300 Holman St.
Houston, TX 77004
Phone: 713-718-6152

Type of School? Public

How much is tuition?
Annual tuition: $2,061 (in-district)
Room & Board: not available

What’s the typical student profile?
Houston Community College total undergraduate students: 21,000
Fashion program students: 1,837

What are the requirements to enter program?
Program requires a high school diploma or GED.

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 Houston Community College’s Fashion program have?
Faculty members: 23

What career placement services does Houston Community College provide?
Students are required to complete an internship in their final semester, where they are typically placed among top fashion companies and local costume shops. Students may participate in study tours to New York City and other cities around the world. Student organizations provide another opportunity for students to develop their professional skills and participate in fashion shows.

All data is as of 2011.