Monterey Peninsula College: Fashion Design/Fashion Merchandising/ Fashion Production/ Fashion Costuming.
Monterey, California
Department of Fashion

The fashion design curriculum at Monterey Peninsula College is designed to prepare students for entry-level work in fashion design, apparel design, and freelance design. Fashion design majors will learn fundamental concepts in design while developing their presentation skills, gaining familiarity with design software, and acquiring knowledge about the business side of the fashion industry. Merchandising students will gain a firm understanding of fashion products, business operations, and career pathways as they prepare for fashion industry work in the areas of retail or wholesale, where they can advance toward careers in buying, sales, or merchandising. The fashion production major strives to equip students with the knowledge and skills they need to qualify for fashion jobs in retail or wholesale. Students in the Costuming program will receive interdisciplinary instruction in fashion, drama, and art design to enhance their design and sewing skills for costuming projects in stage, film, television, and period or theme parks.

What fashion related programs and degrees does Monterey Peninsula College offer?
As of 2011, Monterey Peninsula College offers the following degrees:
A.S. Fashion Design
A.S. Fashion Merchandising
A.S. Fashion Production
A.S. Fashion Costuming

What’s the school’s contact information?
Monterey Peninsula College
Department of Fashion
980 Fremont St.
Monterey, CA 93940
Phone: 831-646-4138

Type of school? Public

How much is tuition?
Tuition: $780
Room & Board: n/a

What is the typical student profile?
Monterey Peninsula College total undergraduate students: 14,587
Fashion program students: 70

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 Monterey Peninsula College’s Fashion Design/ Fashion Merchandising/ Fashion Production/ Fashion Costuming program have?
Faculty members: 3

What career placement services does Monterey Peninsula College provide?
All majors are required to successfully complete an internship program in their second year of study. Typically, interns work at local retail markets and with custom garment makers.

All data is as of 2011.