Fashion Designer

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The Fashion Designer Program prepares students for career opportunities in the fashion industry.  Careers in fashion design never go out of style, it provides a solid foundation of knowledge in fashion illustration and sketching, pattern drafting, design principles, draping, textiles, alterations, fitting, fashion marketing, production techniques, and sewing.

Not only will you learn how to design, draft and work with textiles but you will also learn how to professionally sew with a power machine, serger, and computerized sewing machine.

Fashion designers are determined, focused and passionate individuals with exceptional talent for sketching and designing clothes. As a fashion designer, you shape the styles and trends worn by millions.

Why consider professional sewing at Emily Griffith Technical College?

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Design, sew, create, and sell in Denver's fashion industry.

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Enjoy a career at the forefront of the fashion industry

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Take advantage of affordable classes!

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You provide talent, creativity & drive, we provide technical education, direction & support

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Financial assistance available

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Flexible class scheduling and hands-on training make course completion easy

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Day and evening classes offered


What's the entry level pay for Fashion Designer jobs?


  • Hourly Pay = $17.14
  • Annual Salary = $35,641


  • Hourly Pay = $38.97
  • Annual Salary = $81,048

Program Details

2014 - 2015 Program Dates:

  • Part-Time (a.m. or p.m.)
    • 8/25/2014 – Approximately December 2015
    • 2/10/2015 – Approximately May 2016
  • Full-Time (a.m. and p.m.)
    • 8/25/2014 – 4/7/2015
    • 2/10/2015 – Approximately October 2015

Class Hours:

  • Full-Time: M-Th, 7:30 a.m. - 4:00 p.m.
  • Part-Time:
    • AM: M-Th, 7:30 - 11:30 a.m.
    • PM: M-Th, 12:00 - 4:00 p.m.


  • Qualified Federal Financial Aid Program
  • Total Contact Hours: 870.00
  • Total Credit Hours: 43.50
  • Estimated Program Cost: $4,639.00 plus books and materials
  • The estimated costs are for reference only. Exact prices will be assigned during the registration process.

Need more information?


Thursday, October 23, 2014
Time: 7:30am to 10:00pm
Saturday, October 25, 2014
10 Forward Media Workshop
Time: 8:00am to 6:00pm
Wednesday, October 29, 2014
Pharmacy Technician Informational Meeting
Time: 9:00am to 10:00am

From our teachers...

The most interesting part about my job is working with my students and seeing them achieve success.

Vicky Nolan
Fashion Design Instructor