Is an Online Fashion Education Possible?

Yes! Penn Foster Career School is an accredited US institution offering programs to train individuals to become outstanding fashion professionals, fashion merchandisers, marketers, fashion models, etc. According to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics, at present there are 15,780 people employed as fashion designers alone in America, and their average annual salary is $74,410. Merchandise displayers and window trimmers make on average $28,480 per year and there are about 61,280 of them employed today. Online schools like Penn Foster Career School have been proven to help successfully launch workers into this field.

Fashion Common Job Tasks
  • producing concepts
  • making sketches by hand or on the computer
  • developing patterns
  • overseeing production
  • analyzing trends in fabrics and colors
  • making prototypes
  • working with manufacturers and suppliers
  • identifying target markets for design
  • attending fashion shows
  • reviewing garment magazines and manuals
Popular Journals & Magazines Fashion Organizations Related Professions Currently in Demand
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Director Assistant
  • General Fashion Assistant
  • Fashion Sales Professional
  • Senior Fashion Buyer
  • Fashion Design Assistant
  • Buyer
  • Junior Fashion Producer
  • Fashion Director
  • Apparel Fashion Photographer
Top Cities for Fashion
  • New York
  • Los Angeles
  • Miami
  • Washington DC
  • Manhattan
  • Philadelphia
  • Chicago
  • San Francisco
  • Dallas
  • Charleston
Top States for Fashion
  • Washington
  • New York
  • California
  • Utah
  • Nevada
  • Colorado
  • Florida
  • Illinois
  • Texas
  • Minnesota
Common Fashion Degree Program Names
  • BA in Fashion & Retail Management
  • Bachelors of Design and Technology
  • Masters in Fine Art
  • BA in Fashion Merchandising
  • BA in Design & Technology
  • Masters in Fashion and Design
  • BA in Fashion Marketing
  • Masters in Fashion Merchandising
  • BA in Sociological Studies
  • PhD in Fashion Merchandising
Common Fashion Course Titles
  • Fashion Technology
  • Introduction to Textiles
  • Apparel Development
  • Advanced Fashion Sketching
  • History of Fashion
  • The Business of Fashion
  • Decorative Surfaces
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Active Sportswear
  • Menswear Design

Fashion Programs by State & City