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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.

PFI will be closed over the Independence Day weekend July 4-7

Apparel Designer

Complete our Apparel Designer Degree and live your fashion dreams. Whether you are looking to start your own line of clothing or work at a large apparel company, this certificate will prepare you for a wide range of opportunities.

An apparel designer must have a visually arresting sketchbook and portfolio showing strength in trend research and ability to apply that inspiration into designs that reflect the company’s brand and sell product.

Course requirements

Our Course Catalog has the complete details of the requirements to complete this degree: list of required classes, electives, course descriptions and more.

Apparel Designer Certificate

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