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Fashion Styling & Visual Display, Associate in Science Degree

Banner Code: 1_AS_ FSVP

Financial Aid Eligible

The Fashion Styling & Visual Display Associate in Science will incorporate general education courses and major coursework to provide students with core skills in fashion merchandising concepts, fashion history, color theory, industry-specific computer programs, and sustainability. Students will also gain knowledge in directed skills related to visual presentation, creative production, fashion styling, and fashion photography. Upon completion, students will be prepared for transfer and/or entry-level employment in the fields of visual merchandising, styling, fashion marketing, and media production in the fashion industry and related businesses.

Program Outcomes

  1. Students will have the general education breadth to transfer to applicable four-year programs.
  2. Students will demonstrate a working knowledge of fashion styling for photoshoots.
  3. Students will be able to plan, execute, and evaluate visual display strategies for retail environments.
  4. Students will be able to develop and execute backend creative production processes.

Review Graduation Requirements and General Education

Course Title Units
FASH A110Applied Textiles and Design3
FASH A115Introduction to the Fashion Industry3
FASH A120History of Fashion1.5
FASH A121Street Style1.5
FASH A170Clothing Design and Selection3
FASH A175Applied Color and Design Theory3
ART A110Color and Design: Two-Dimensional3
FASH A177Fashion Merchandising Concepts3
FASH A181Fashion Internship2
FASH A182Professional Practices2
FASH A190Apparel Industry Sustainability: Environmental, Ethical, & Legal Practices3
FASH A200Fashion Internship Lecture1
FASH A255Fashion Illustrating Techniques 13
Directed Coursework
FASH A116Fashion Styling3
FASH A117Creative Production3
FASH A118Trend Forecasting3
FASH A119Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation3
FASH A225Media, Events, and Promotions3
PHOT A109Smartphone Fashion Photography2
PHOT A123Introduction to Digital Photography3
Subtotal17.0 - 18.0
Requirement Units
Transferable electives needed to meet 60-unit requirement 2.0 - 0.0
General Education Breadth for AS: 18 units 12.0 - 15.0
Total Units 60.0 - 62.0

FASH  A170 and FASH  A175 (if taken) may be double counted for major and OCC AS General Education areas.

 Program Sequence

These sequences at Orange Coast College are curriculum maps for students to finish all requirements for the certificate. There may be advisories, prerequisites, or time requirements that students need to consider before following these maps. Students are advised to meet with an Orange Coast College Counselor for alternate sequencing.

Plan of Study Grid
Year 1
Semester 1Units
FASH A115 Introduction to the Fashion Industry 3
FASH A120 History of Fashion 1.5
FASH A121 Street Style 1.5
FASH A255 Fashion Illustrating Techniques 1 3
FASH A177 Fashion Merchandising Concepts 3
Semester 2
FASH A118 Trend Forecasting 3
FASH A225 Media, Events, and Promotions 1 3
FASH A190 Apparel Industry Sustainability: Environmental, Ethical, & Legal Practices 3
FASH A110 Applied Textiles and Design 3
OCC AS GE Area A1 - Choose One 3
Select one of the following or satisfy Math competency (completion of High School Algebra 2 with a "C" or better): 2 3-4
Intermediate Algebra (or Higher.)
or Combined Elementary and Intermediate Algebra
Year 2
Semester 1
FASH A116 Fashion Styling 3
Applied Color and Design Theory 3
or Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
FASH A119 Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation 4 3
Introduction to Digital Photography 5
or Smartphone Fashion Photography
OCC AS GE Area B - Choose One 3
Semester 2
FASH A181 Fashion Internship (Co-requisite: FASH A200) 2
FASH A200 Fashion Internship Lecture (Co-requisite: FASH A181) 1
FASH A182 Professional Practices (PREREQUISITE: FASH A115 AND FASH A255) 1 2
FASH A170 Clothing Design and Selection 6 3
FASH A117 Creative Production 1 3
OCC AS GE Area C2 - Choose One 3
OCC AS GE Area A2 - Choose One 7 3-4
 Total Units61-64

Spring Only


Math requirement needed if not met by HS Algebra 2, *100+ level Math courses satisfy AS Math Requirement and OCC AS GE Area A2.


Can double-count towards GE Option 1 area C1.  Same as ID A175.


Fall Only


PHOT A123 can double-count towards GE Option 1 area C1.  PHOT A109 Spring term only


FASH A170 can double-count to satisfy Option 1 area D.


Area A2 Required if level Math A100+ was not taken OR ELECTIVE DEGREE APPLICABLE UNITS TO REACH THE MINIMUM OF 60 UNITS.