• 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 computer 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

    • 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
    • College articulation with West Valley College with a B grade and above.

    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, ELISAVA Barcelona School of Design and Engineering, Fresno Pacific University, and National University. His academic and industry experience has given him the opportunity to develop a strong foundation as a designer and educator. In 2011, Vera established his clothing brand with a focus in made-to-measure womenswear. He has showcased his designs in the United States and abroad, in cities like San Francisco, New York, and Barcelona. Vera’s work as an international fashion designer has appeared on television in Miss America, Surface Magazine, and SFGATE. From 2012-2016, he managed the Fashion Design Program at Roosevelt School of the Arts and University High School.

    Why do you teach Career and Technical Education? 

    It is exciting to bring my industry experience into the classroom and create a world of possibility for students.

This video was produced by former students in our Film and Video Production program.

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