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Online Colleges for Fashion

Earning a degree in fashion can lead to work as a dressmaker, fashion designer or tailor as well as jobs in purchasing or sales. Fashion design is a highly competitive job field, the Bureau of Labor Statistics reports. The highest number of fashion designers are located in New York and California, according to the BLS. Many employers seek workers with a associate or bachelor's degree and with knowledge of fabrics fashion trends and textiles, the BLS indicated. Many aspiring fashion students prefer to learn basics of the trade through internships at design or manufacturing firms.

Online Fashion Programs

Students attending online fashion colleges or other fashion programs learn different aspects of clothing design such as sewing and tailoring, pattern making, use of colors, textiles and computer-aided design. People interested in attending fashion colleges often must complete basic art and design courses, according to the BLS.

Job Outlook for Fashion Careers

Fashion designers earned median annual wages of $64,260 according to the BLS. The highest 10 percent earned more than $130,000 annually. Fabric and apparel pattern makers earned mean salaries approaching $40,000, and tailors, dressmakers and custom sewers earned mean annual wages of $26,640. 

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