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Portland Fashion Institute is a nationally accredited private nonprofit career institute of higher learning and Portland’s only accredited fashion design college.

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We want you to experience the freedom that comes with success

The freedom to transform as you forge your path

That comes from learning from the best in the business. The industry professionals who teach at PFI pass down the hard-won skills and secrets that it takes to succeed in fashion. You will learn technical skills, create portfolio-worthy projects, gain confidence and have a good time doing it. You will build a solid foundation, hands-on, that you can take in any direction you choose.

Whether you take a few classes for the fun of it, or earn a degree that changes the trajectory of your career, the PFI community gives you an insider start, helps you advance to the next level, and live your fashion dreams.

Transform your future

and career with a degree program

Apparel Designer Certificate

Apparel Designer

Follow your dreams and become an apparel designer. Gain the right skills to enter the apparel business and open doors to jobs at apparel companies.

Apparel Technical Developer

Apparel Technical Developer

Focus on computer skills and patternmaking to become an apparel developer or work as a technical designer, product developer, patternmaker or fit engineer.

Apparel Entrepreneur

Apparel Entrepreneur

Here are the classes you need to launch and develop your own apparel business. You will complete a business plan and be ready to get financing upon completion of this degree.

Take one of our popular classes just for fun