Fashion Design & Technology
Hello Future Fashion Experts!
Welcome to the Fashion Design department at Westchester Community College! This program is structured to best build technical and creative skills that form our students into responsible, effective, successful artists and designers who are not only equipped for a career in the industry but also who are working towards building a better future through fashion design.
As incoming first-year students, I suggest registering for FASH 108 History of 20th Century Fashion and FASH 120 Garment Construction. Some of the fashion courses are only offered once a semester so it is best if you can review the Pathways form (below) before registering, and do not hesitate to get in touch with me with any questions regarding this.
As Curriculum Chair, it is important for you to meet with me early on in the semester. It is helpful to review your course selections together to ensure curriculum requirements are met and that you follow an efficient timeline to get the most out of the program and your experience here at Westchester Community College. As always, I am more than happy to discuss your career and/or transfer plans.
I would also like to mention other opportunities in the Design Program that may be of interest to you.
- Internship Program – Many of our students have been placed in success internships with local businesses. These internships can be used to fulfill a business elective.
- Transfer Opportunities – Many students find it beneficial to continue their education after their time at Westchester Community College. The department is committed to providing services and opportunities to help facilitate this transition.
- Fashion Club: This student run organization produces the year-end fashion show for the department, arranges travel opportunities to Manhattan and elsewhere, and participates in fundraising activities to support club events.
- Volunteer Opportunities and Mentorships: The Westchester Community College Fashion Department works closely with several designers, organizations, and businesses that provide valuable field experience opportunities for students.
Feel free to contact me at email@example.com or (914) 606-5620.
Curriculum Chair: Karen Schlusberg