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Fashion Styling & Visual Display, Certificate of Achievement

Banner Code: 1_CT_FSVP

Control Number: 44120

Not Financial Aid Eligible

The Fashion Styling & Visual Display Certificate of Achievement will 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 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 demonstrate a working knowledge of fashion styling for photoshoots.
  2. Students will be able to plan, execute, and evaluate visual display strategies for retail environments.
  3. 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
Total Units46.0 - 47.0

 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
Year 2
Semester 1
FASH A116 Fashion Styling 3
Applied Color and Design Theory 2
or Color and Design: Two-Dimensional
FASH A119 Introduction to Display and Visual Presentation 3 3
Introduction to Digital Photography 4
or Smartphone Fashion Photography
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 5 3
FASH A117 Creative Production 1 3
 Total Units46-47

Spring term only


Same as ID A175 GE Option 1, Area C1


Fall term only


Spring term only for PHOT A109


GE Option 1 area D