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Fashion Studies

The industry is large and growing because Americans spend a respectable amount of their budget on clothing. Fashion is everywhere, and so are career opportunities for individuals who combine knowledge of the fashion business with their own talents, ambitions and abilities. The multifaceted fashion industry offers a wide range of career choices, from raw materials to the final consumer purchase. Advertising, commercial photography, magazines, online retailers, manufacturing, newspapers, public relations as well as stores and other forms of retailing all have a need for individuals with knowledge and technical skills, and a passion for fashion.

The Fashion Studies program at College of DuPage provides fundamental and advanced education and practice in the many facets of the fashion industry. Students focus on the creative side of fashion merchandising, production and entrepeneurship.

Fashion Blog at COD: Visit the College of DuPage Fashion Studies program blog for information about job opportunities, interesting fashion events and department news:

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Contact Information

Sharon Scalise, Program Coordinator
Student Resource Center (SRC), Room 1007, (630) 942-2619

Lisa Horvatin, Program Advisor
(630) 942-2078

Anna Gay, Program Support Specialist
(630) 942-2502

Business and Technology Division
Technical Education Center (TEC), Room 1034, (630) 942-2592

Fashion Studies - What Is Fashion?


What Is Fashion?

The Fashion Studies program at College of DuPage allows students to explore their interests, focusing on the creative side of fashion design, as well as the business side of fashion merchandising, production and entrepreneurship.