2021-2022 Catalog 
    Sep 26, 2021  
2021-2022 Catalog

Fashion Display and Presentation Associate of Science

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The Fashion Display and Presentation degree provides the student with a comprehensive academic foundation to pursue multiple fashion display careers within the field of merchandising and marketing. Students will have opportunities to develop skills in product knowledge, color theory, fashion sketching, store planning and layout, stage set design and construction, careers within the industry, and history of fashion trends. Students that complete this program will be prepared for entry level positions in brick and mortar retail and/or e-commerce. Occupations such as: visual merchandiser, visual stylist, display assistant, display coordinator, retail management, customer service associate, and freelance display artist. This Associate of Science degree prepares students for transfer to 4-year universities, majoring in Fashion Merchandising or Fashion Design. Similar transfer majors include: Apparel Management, Apparel Merchandising and Fashion Retailing.

Program Student Learning Outcomes

Students who complete this program will be able to:

  • Produce a professional portfolio showcasing their visual display and presentation skills.
  • Demonstrate and understand skills needed to create and construct 3-dimensional window displays and/or 3-dimensional visual stage sets showcasing continuity of theme, layout, signage, merchandise, and lighting presentation.
  • Demonstrate and understand skills needed to execute editorial or lifestyle photo shoots for publications in print or e-commerce.


Course ID Title Units
FASH 31   Textiles 3
FASH 101   Introduction to Fashion Careers 3
FASH 140   Fashion Image 3
FASH 144   Fashion Trends and Cultural Costumes 3
FASH 147   Special Events Coordination and Promotion 3
FASH 148   Visual Merchandising 3
FASH 154   Fashion Illustration 3
  Select from Restricted Electives 1.5-3



Restricted Electives  
ARTH 100   Art Gallery Display and Exhibition 3
CWE 180  *† and Co-Op-Ed Fashion 1
FASH 145  * § Internship 1
FASH 155  * The Digital Fashion Image 2
FASH 250   Fashion Trend Forecasting 1.5
ID 114   Applied Color and Design Theory for Interior Design 3
ID 115  * CAD for Interior Design 3

*Course has a prerequisite, corequisite, limitation, or recommended preparation; see course description.
† Recommended to be taken in the last semester of the program.
§ Must be taken concurrently with CWE 180.

Associate of Science Degree

Complete a minimum of 60 units including the total number of units described above and the General Education requirements with an overall GPA of 2.0 to qualify for the Associate of Science degree. A minimum of 12 units must be completed at Saddleback College.

General Education Requirements for Associate Degrees

Refer to the Graduation Requirements  or to the CSU-GE and IGETC patterns in this catalog for specific courses which meet general education requirements. Refer to ASSIST.org and to the transfer institution’s catalog for transfer requirements.


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