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Discover your career in the fashion business.

There are terrific opportunities for you in the fashion business with fun, vibrant careers in design, sales, marketing, merchandising, buying, media, promotions and more. One of the keys to obtaining your first job in this industry is you need to get the right formal training. (Although having a close relative in the business doesn't hurt either.)

Most of the biggest cities in the United States are home to a school that is dedicated in some part to fashion education. Because many career positions in the fashion industry blend business with creative tracts such as art and design, these schools offer classes in general business categories, fashion, design, merchandising and communications.

As you complete the various business courses, fashion products creation classes, design instruction, marketing and merchandising classes, you will start to put together the solid foundation of knowledge and skills that are required for a successful career.

Like all journeys, a new career starts with one single, small step. And you can start your new journey today.

There are good schools in these cities:

      • Anderson, Indiana
      • Arlington, Virginia
      • Atlanta, Georgia
      • Boston, Massachusetts
      • Charleston, South Carolina
      • Charlotte, North Carolina
      • Chicago, Illinois
      • Cincinnati, Ohio
      • Columbus, Indiana
      • Dallas, Texas
      • Denver, Colorado
      • Evansville, Indiana
      • Fort Wayne, Indiana
      • Ft. Lauderdale, Florida
      • Garret Mountain, New Jersey
      • Houston, Texas
      • Indianapolis, Indiana
      • Inland Empire, California
      • Jacksonville, Florida
      • Lafayette, Indiana
      • Las Vegas, Nevada
      • Los Angeles, California
      • Marion, Indiana
      • Miami, Florida
      • Minneapolis, Minnesota
      • Muncie, Indiana
      • Nashville, Tennessee
      • New York City, New York
      • Newark, New Jersey
      • Orange County, California
      • Paramus, New Jersey
      • Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
      • Phoenix, Arizona
      • Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
      • Portland, Oregon
      • Sacramento, California
      • Salt Lake City, Utah
      • San Diego, California
      • San Francisco, California
      • Schaumburg, Illinois
      • Seattle, Washington
      • Tampa, Florida
      • Terre Haute, Indiana
      • White Plains, New York
      • Woodbridge, New Jersey
      • York, Pennsylvania

If you don't see your city in that list, be sure to check out our updated school search helper:

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Spotlight Universities:
Pasadena City College is located in Pasadena, California. This junior college offers certificate programs in fashion marketing, custom clothing and historical costume making. These programs strive to prepare the student for entry-level positions in apparel sales, manufacturing or marketing businesses, or retail or wholesale buying or sales. Read more about Pasadena City College.

The University of St. Thomas is a Catholic university located in Houston, Texas. This university doesn't offer a degree program in fashion. They do, however, have undergraduate majors in business and marketing. Their Department of Management and Marketing can prepare students for positions in retail management. And with Houston being one of the key retail cities in the country, graduates may have plenty of opportunity for beginning positions as well as career advancement later. Read more about University of St. Thomas.

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Some of the classes you may take during your design training may include:
- art and design
- fashion merchandising
- product marketing
- management
- apparel design
- accessory design
- visual merchandising
- retail management

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