FAST offers several programs for motivated students seeking to develop new skills and knowledge while building a body of work and professional experience in an international learning environment. Career programs may be taken for one level and one or two years.
Career Programs are divided according to levels. Students will complete each level in approximately 10 weeks (the number of weeks may vary according to the Academic Calendar). At least 2 levels are required for certification (levels I and II or III and IV). The granting of formal final certification is conditional on the successful completion of all program academic requirements. Programs may be attended for only one level as a study abroad experience, at the end of which is issued to the student a transcript for coursework completed. Each level offers 5 core courses and the option of adding specialized options such as Italian language, seminars, and internships.
For detailed information on program structure, options, and admissions, please consult the Career Programs Area of the FUA website.
Both programs may be attended as a single level and obtain a transcript for credits.
ACCESSORY DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - 1 or 2 years
Provides students with the professional training necessary for working with fashion accessory products. Students will develop a multifaceted skill set, practical experience as well as familiarity with materials and processes.
FASHION DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY - 1 or 2 years
Enables the student to advance their design, technical and creative skills. A solid base, founded on the principles of fashion design and creation, is covered in the first year. The second year builds on these skills and participants will focus on portfolio and résumé building.