Colleges in Los Angeles County that offer fashion programs:
Antelope Valley College
3041 W. Avenue K
Lancaster, Ca 93536 (661) 722-6300 https://www.avc.edu/academics/clothtextiles
El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, 90506 (310) 660-3600 www.elcamino.edu/academics/indtech/fashion/
L.A. Trade Technical
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, 90015 (213) 763-7000 http://college.lattc.edu/dma/
Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson Blvd
Long Beach, 90808 (562) 938-4336 http://fashiondesign.lbcc.edu/
Mt. San Antonio College
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Walnut, 91789 (909) 594-5611 http://www.mtsac.edu/fashion/
Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, 91106 (626) 585-7355 http://pasadena.edu/academics/degrees-and-certificates/certificates-of-achievement/fashion-design.php
Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, 90405 (310) 434-4000 http://www.smc.edu/AcademicPrograms/FashionDesign/Pages/default.aspx
Public four-year universities:
Ca State Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, 90032 (323) 343-4010 http://www.calstatela.edu/academic/art/fashion.php
Ca State Long Beach
1250 Bellflower Blvd
Long Beach, 90840 (310) 958-4111
Ca State Northridge
18111 Nordoff Street
Northridge, 91330 (818) 677-1200
Ca Poly Pomona
3801 W. Temple Avenue
Pomona, 91768 (909) 869-2083
Private colleges & universities:
The Art Institute of California – Hollywood
5250 Lankershim Blvd.
North Hollywood, 91601 (877) 468-6232
Beverly Hills Design Institute
8484 Wilshire Blvd., Suite 730
Beverly Hills, CA 90211 (310) 360-8888
Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising
919 S. Grand Avenue
Los Angeles, 90015 (213) 624-1200
Otis College of Art & Design
9045 Lincoln Blvd
Los Angeles, 90045 (310) 665-6875
7500 Glenoaks Blvd
Burbank, 91510 (818) 767-088
Why is college important for a career in fashion?
The fashion industry is unique. It is a combination of art and business. Where can you master these two areas? In college! For example, textiles, sketching, and patternmaking are classes you would take at a college that has a fashion program (not all colleges teach these subjects). Management, language and technology are other significant areas used in today’s global fashion industry which can be learned in college.
What is the difference between a community college and a public university?
Community colleges grant associate degrees (Associate of Arts – A.A., Associate of Science – A.S.) after completing a program’s requirements. Public and private colleges/universities grant bachelor degrees (Bachelor of Arts – B.A., Bachelor of Science – B.S.) after completing a program’s requirements.
How much is the tuition at these colleges?
Community colleges have a fee of $46 per unit. California State University fees are approximately $7000 per year for 6.1 units or more. One class is usually four units. Private colleges and universities tuition and fees start at approximately $35,000 per year. Don’t forget to include expenses for campus fees (health fees, I.D. card), books and supplies.