• Fashion Design


    The Fashion Design & Textile Art Program offers UC (“f”) Fine Arts credits with hands-on learning focused on introducing students to the fashion industry career pathways. The classes explore different art mediums including technology, illustration, photography, cosmetology, sewing, and pattern making. Students have the opportunity to put their skills into practice and exhibit their clothing collections to a live audience during SVCTE Fashion Week. The goal of the program is to engage students in the fashion industry, gaining the necessary skills in moving forward to applying for entry-level retail positions, internships, and colleges in the United States and abroad. The class focuses on academic, technical skills, and employability practices. Students will develop personal and professional skills in the classroom that will transfer to the workplace:

    • Care for and select textiles
    • Alter and repair clothing
    • Apply art elements and principles in designing their work
    • Produce work demonstrating individual creativity and problem-solving ability
    • Use computers to enhance the Fashion Design and production skills needed for entry-level technicians
    • Use specialized tools of the trade
    • Develop a respect for the employer/employee relationship and basic business practices
    • Communicate with customers

    Class Benefits

    • 20-30 high school credits earned per year
    • Develop skills leading to a highly paid, high demand job

    Earned Outside of (Following) the Class

    • Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator Certification
    • Associate of Arts (A.A.) Fashion Design, Professional Designation
    • Bachelor’s Degree (B.A.) Fine Arts, Fashion Design, Business & Marketing
    • Cosmetology License

    Certifications Earned Within the Class

    • Class completion certificate

    Job Opportunities Upon Completion

    • Fashion Designer & Assistant Designer
    • Fashion Design Internships
    • Sales Associate, Assistant Manager, & Department Manager

    About the Instructor

    Johnny Paul Vera is a California native and a graduate of California College of the Arts and Fresno Pacific University. His academic experience has given him the opportunity to develop a strong foundation as a designer and educator. In 2011, Johnny Paul Vera established his clothing brand with a focused in made-to-measure womenswear. From 2012-2016, he managed the Fashion Design Program at Roosevelt School of the Arts, and University High School in Fresno, CA.

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