Colleges in Los Angeles County that offer fashion programs:

Community colleges:

Antelope Valley College
3041 W. Avenue K
Lancaster, Ca 93536 (661) 722-6300

El Camino College
16007 Crenshaw Blvd
Torrance, 90506 (310) 660-3600

L.A. Trade Technical
400 West Washington Blvd
Los Angeles, 90015 (213) 763-7000

Long Beach City College
4901 East Carson Blvd
Long Beach, 90808 (562) 938-4336

Mt. San Antonio College
1100 N. Grand Avenue
Walnut, 91789 (909) 594-5611

Pasadena City College
1570 E. Colorado Blvd
Pasadena, 91106 (626) 585-7355

Santa Monica College
1900 Pico Blvd
Santa Monica, 90405 (310) 434-4000

Public four-year universities:

Ca State Los Angeles
5151 State University Drive
Los Angeles, 90032 (323) 343-4010

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

Woodbury University
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.

3 thoughts on “Colleges & Universities

  • January 27, 2014 at 1:18 pm

    I would like to know if there are scholarships specific to Latinas interested in fashion

  • February 2, 2014 at 12:39 pm

    Hello Alexis!

    Thank you for your question. Latina Fashionista gave a couple of scholarships in 2012/13. One award went to a Latina college student who was majoring in fashion and the second award went to a Latina high school student who was accepted to a college with the intent to study fashion. We hope to raise funds in 2015 to offer scholarships once again.

    I have not seen any specific Latina and fashion scholarships other than ours. That makes us special!

    Take a look at these websites for scholarships for Hispanic students:
    *Hispanic Scholarship Fund

    Are you in high school or currently in college? Which colleges are you interested in attending?

    Keep in touch! Have a sunny Sunday!

    Latina Fashionista

  • September 22, 2014 at 4:36 pm

    hi! well I was currently surfing the web for fashion scholarships and I came upon this one and I was literally overjoyed that this ACTUALLY exists!! A scholarship for Latinas who aspire to study fashion, that is truly amazing! I am a current junior in high school graduating in the year 2016 and it is my one and only dream to become a fashion designer/ stylist, it is what I love more than anything and plan on going very far in the fashion industry. I beg you, pleeease, offer this scholarship again!! It’d be a suuuch a blessing. Thankyou so much, have a lovely day :-)

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