Strong design and business skills are paramount in today’s visual world. As such, we have created a strong, balanced pathway for students who are interested in fashion & interior design or a related field.
Upon completing the four-year program, students will receive a certificate of completion that will look good on any application for college or to a specialized design program. Students will also learn to use fashion and interior design professional software programs to develop portfolios of their work, which is critical for entry into the best programs in the industry. The programs that students will use are Digital Fashion Pro and Chief Architect Premier.
Core Classes & Electives
All students take the following core classes:
9th grade —Basic Design, and Entrepreneurs as Researchers (replaces 9th grade English).
11th grade — Fundamentals of Fashion & interior Design, Designing the American Dream (replaces 11th grade English), Entrepreneurship, and Business Law.
12th grade — Marketing Essentials, AP Seminar or Advanced Fashion & Interior Design, and Internship.
Students may substitute AP courses for the specialized English and math courses.
Peers & Internship
Being in a program with your peers and having an internship are two of our pathway’s major benefits. Simply by being in the pathway, you will make friends with people who have the same interests, which will help you reach your own goals.
You will also have an opportunity your senior year to take an internship and/or to complete a special design project in our AP Seminar or Advanced Fashion & Interior Design class. Getting into a good college or career training program is highly competitive, so the Fashion & Interior Design pathway will give you an edge against the competition. When you complete the program, you will have a strong portfolio of your work designed to get you to the next level, along with a basic grounding in the business principles that will be important to your long-term success.
Our pathway begins in the freshman year and continues through your senior year. Sophomores or Juniors may join the program as long as space is available in the classes. In order to join the program, you must register with your counselor when you are planning your courses.
For a detailed recommended curriculum for the Fashion & Interior Design pathway program, click on: Fashion & interior Design pathway recommended curriculum.