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Contact

SCHOOL OF APPAREL DESIGN & DEVELOPMENT
at Seattle Central

1701 Broadway / Seattle, WA 98122

T / 206.934.3830

EMAIL

appareldesign@seattlecolleges.edu

How do I get started?

Join us for an Information Session or jump right in to our Skill Development Courses. Information sessions give you a chance to meet the instructors and ask questions.  We give you an overview of the program including what career path you can take upon graduation, examples of student work, and how to get on our acceptance list. You can also enroll in our Skill Development courses where you will gain experience working on industrial sewing machines, reading patterns and becoming familiar with the level of detail and precision required in the program.

When are the Information Sessions?

Click on the link below then scroll down to see our Information Session schedule.

Information Sessions

What kinds of jobs do graduates get?

Our graduates are prepared for a wide variety of jobs within the industry.  Our alumni work as Designers, Technical Designers, Patternmakers, Stylists, Costumers, Production Managers, CAD Specialists, Fabric Developers and Business Owners. We have placed thousands of graduates in the workplace here in the northwest, nationally and internationally.

What is the cost of the program?

Our low cost tuition eliminates the barrier to quality education—and is a gateway to a fulfilling career. Click on the link below to see specific costs.

Program Costs

How much time can I expect to spend on homework outside of class?

Completing this program does require a serious time commitment and dedication. You can expect to spend and equal number of hours working on homework as you spend in class. Project deadlines are very strict and attending class is mandatory.  Our values reflect the dedication required to succeed in this competitive industry and make our graduates highly successful in the workplace. We strongly recommend that you work no more than 10 hours a week while in the program and have your personal affairs in order.

What kind of equipment does the program have?

We are fortunate to have wonderful facilities.  The 10,000 square foot studio and classroom space features computerized industrial sewing machines, cork top patternmaking tables, and a dedicated computer lab with the latest software for digitizing and designing.