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Fashion Design (FDAAS)

Location(s): Elkhorn Valley Campus

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Award: Associate in Applied Science Degree
Academic Focus Area: Creative Arts and Design

The Fashion Design degree is designed to provide students with fashion design principles, entrepreneurial skills, and the practical knowledge required to enter the fashion industry. The program partners with Omaha Fashion Week to provide a series of fashion apprenticeships for students in this program.


Graduation Requirements
To earn this degree, a student must complete all required courses.
Total credit hours required: 94.5 - 97.5

Recommended Curriculum Plan


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General Education Course Recommendations for this Program:

  • Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness: ARTS 1000


Associate in Applied Sciences General Education Requirements - 22.5 credits

The following are General Education requirements for an Associate in Applied Sciences degree (AAS). Students may not use the same course to satisfy more than one degree requirement.


1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 Level I course from the list of Communication General Education Courses.  


1 Course     4.5 - 5.0 credits 

Please check your degree program for recommended Math course. Based on the Math course you select, pre-requisites may be required.

Select 1 course from the list of Quantitative/Numeracy Skills General Education Courses 

Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness

1 Course     4.5 credit hrs.

Select 1 course from the list of Humanities   or Social Sciences   courses under the Critical Thinking/Creativity & Social/Cultural Awareness General Education Courses. 

Scientific Inquiry

1 Course     4.5-6.0 credit hrs.   

Select 1 course from either the list of Natural Sciences   or Social Sciences  General Education courses.

*Students choosing a Social Sciences course to satisfy the Scientific Inquiry requirement should take a Humanities course to satisfy the Critical Thinking/Creativity and Social/Cultural Awareness competency.

Professionalism/Life Skills & Information Literacy

1 Course     4.5

Select 1 course from the list of Professionalism/Life Skills and Information Literacy General Education Courses .



Recommended Curriculum Plan

Fashion Design (FDAAS)

The following plan is designed to be the most direct path to degree completion and is based on a fall quarter start. Students are expected to meet with their student success navigator or advisor to plan a customized course schedule that meets their specific needs. For more information or assistance with registering, please call 531-622-2400. 

Program Level Student Learning Outcomes

  1. Gain aesthetic design knowledge and skills.
  2. Demonstrate an understanding of basic fashion terminology.
  3. List the responsibilities, goals, and career definition of a fashion designer.
  4. Demonstrate knowledge of the fashion product development process and manufacturing   areas.
  5. Cite the important factors in designing a successful visual fashion statement to include apparel and accessorizing.
  6. Be familiar with various construction methods used in apparel design.
  7. Present a refined portfolio as a presentation-ready package in digital format.
  8. Review and acquire comprehensive knowledge of fashion design elements and for use as a practicing professional.

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