So you are hip on becoming a fashion designer. Congratulations! You have made a great decision. Keep in mind, however, that this is not an easy career choice. Rather, fashion design is one of the most competitive of career fields. But you can surmount these challenges. All you have to do is make sure you elevate yourself above the competition. In short, you must make your talent shine!
Don’t even think about becoming a fashion designer without the proper education. Yes, you may have an artistic flair, a stylistic bent, and a talent for colors, but so do many other aspiring fashion designers. What you need, then, is an education that will impress those who need the skills you have to offer.
Although a degree is not required in this demanding field, it is highly desirable. Fortunately, there are many different educational venues for fashion designer. For instance, many schools offer certificate program, diploma programs, associates, and bachelor’s degrees in fashion design. Although certificate and degree programs may be great to get you started, you should aim for at least a bachelor’s degree in fashion design. (As with any other career field, the higher the degree you achieve, the more desirable you become to prospective employers).
But whatever educational option you choose, make sure the school is accredited by either of these two agencies:
•National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD)
•Accrediting Council of Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS)
This will insure that your training meets industry standards.
After you complete your training, you will be well on way to leading the exciting life of a fashion designer.