Which Colleges Have Fashion Degree Programs in the Tucson, AZ Area?

Find schools in the Tucson, AZ, area offering fashion degree programs. Read on to learn about individual program requirements and coursework, and see school tuition and enrollment information. Schools offering Fashion Design degrees can also be found in these popular choices.

You'll find degree programs in fashion at 2-year and 4-year public institutions in and near Tucson, AZ. Pima College, for example, offers several associate's degree programs, to prepare you for a career in fashion design or fashion merchandising, and the University of Arizona offers fashion coursework in its Bachelor of Science in Retail and Consumer Sciences.

What You Need to Know

If you want to earn an associate's degree related to fashion, there are programs available at a 2-year college located just outside of Tucson, and the degrees can be completed in 2-years of full-time study. If you prefer to pursue a bachelor's degree, you'll find a program at a 4-year university, and you'll need at least 4 years to earn the degree. Internships and portfolio building are available options in some of these programs. Continue reading to learn more about the Tucson, AZ, area colleges that offer fashion degrees.

Fashion Associate's Degree Programs in the Tucson, AZ, Area

Pima Community College

Pima Community College can be found just outside of downtown Tucson and offers fashion training through a general AAS program that offers courses in nine different areas of the visual arts. The fashion design courses include topics in clothing construction, tailoring, patternmaking, related digital design, cultural influences, textiles and clothing history. A retailing class is also available. During this program, you may complete a portfolio preparation course to compile all of your best designs to show future employers. You can also decide to demonstrate your skills by completing a capstone course.

If you're interested in continuing on to a bachelor's degree program, you may want to consider enrolling in an Associate of Fine Arts degree program. The AAS program was meant to prepare students for direct employment. The school also offers a shorter fashion design certificate program that provides many of the same design courses.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Arts in Applied Arts with a focus on fashion design
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,974 per year for AZ residents; $8,610 per year for non-residents (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 28,000 students (all undergraduates)

Pima Community College

During this program, you may be required to complete courses in advertising, retailing, e-commerce, human relations, fashion merchandising, workplace ethics and supervising. If you're looking to continue your education, this program may also prepare you to transfer to a retailing and consumer science bachelor's degree program. In addition to the associate's degree, this school also offers a fashion consumer sciences certificate program and an Associate of Arts in Retail Management program.

  • Program Name: Associate of Applied Science in Fashion Consumer Sciences
  • Program Length: Two years, full-time
  • Tuition and Fees: $1,974 per year for AZ residents; $8,610 per year for non-residents (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 2-year, public; about 28,000 students (all undergraduates)

Fashion Bachelor's Degree Programs in the Tucson, AZ, Area

University of Arizona

This school can be found in the heart of downtown Tucson, AZ. Courses in this program cover topics in supply chain management, marketing and retail strategies, food retailing, store design, retail mathematics and brand strategies. The fashion and consumers minor also provides courses in fashion economics, society and culture relationships, trend forecasting, customer management and fashion retailing. This program also offers the opportunity to complete an internship for hands-on skills development.

  • Program Name: Bachelor of Science in Retail and Consumer Sciences
  • Specialized Areas: Fashion and consumers minor
  • Program Length: Four years, full-time (minor takes two summers to complete)
  • Tuition and Fees: $11,403 per year for AZ residents; $32,630 per year for non-residents (2015-2016)
  • School Type: 4-year, public; about 33,000 undergraduate and 9,200 graduate students

To summarize this article, Pima Community College and University of Arizona are options to consider for schools offering fashion-related degrees in the Tucson, AZ, area.

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