Welcome to the Fashion Institute at Salt Lake Community College

Our mission is to provide a quality education to a diverse student body. We combine theory with technology and practical skills so that students are trained and prepared to secure employment, advance in the Fashion Industry or continue their education at four-year institutions. We are very involved in the community (on and off campus) and we serve a student body, who are degree-seeking, retraining, knowledge-seeking, and transfer-oriented.

We offer degree programs in Visual Merchandising, Fashion Design, and Technical Apparel Design that are designed for the students who are interested in a fashion related career. Each student gains an understanding of opportunities and a working knowledge of the various phases of the constantly changing fashion industry.

The program provides the opportunity to specialize in one of three areas: Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Design and Technical apparel Design. Fashion Merchandising prepares for beginning positions in sales, management, buying, visual presentation, promotion, and wholesaling for both men and women. Fashion Design develops skills in the creation of imaginative finished garments. Technology skills that you will learn include sketching, sewing, draping, pattern making and presentation to name a few. These skills will prepare you for entry level positions in manufacturing, designing, and the home sewing industry. Technical Apparel Design prepares you to become Technical Designers would work as a liaison between Design and Production; Once a garment has been designed, you will figure out how to make it, so we call you “the engineers of the fashion industry”. The fun part is that no two Technical Design jobs are ever the same and your learning opportunities are endless! You will develop your skills through our rigorous, hands-on curriculum based on human factors, ergonomics, strategic design development, and industry practices.

If you have any questions, please contact:

Mojdeh Sakaki, MPA
Program Manager
801-957-2017
mojdeh.sakaki@slcc.edu

Maria Skelton
Associate Professor, Design & Technical Programs
801-957-2016
maria.skelton@slcc.edu

Matt Monson
Assistant Professor, Visual Merchandising Program
801-957-2019
matt.monson@slcc.edu