Fashion Design Schools In California

There are 48 accredited fashion design schools in California for faculty who teach fashion design classes to choose from. The trends in California's fashion design academic community can be evaluated by looking at the statistics and graphs below. Academia in fashion design includes fashion design training at the following levels:

  • Fashion Design Certificate
  • Associates degree in Fashion Design
  • Bachelors degree in Fashion Design
  • Masters degree in Fashion Design


Schools

  1. Academy of Art University

    79 New Montgomery, San Francisco, California 94105

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  2. College of Alameda

    555 Ralph Appezzato Memorial Parkway, Alameda, California 94501

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  3. Allan Hancock College

    800 South College Drive, Santa Maria, California 93454-6399

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  4. American River College

    4700 College Oak Dr, Sacramento, California 95841-4286

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  5. Antelope Valley College

    3041 West Ave K, Lancaster, California 93536-5426

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  6. California College of the Arts

    5212 Broadway, Oakland, California 94618-1487

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  7. California State Polytechnic University-Pomona

    3801 West Temple Avenue, Pomona, California 91768

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  8. University of California-Davis

    One Shields Avenue, Davis, California 95616-8678

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  9. Canada College

    4200 Farm Hill Blvd., Redwood City, California 94061-1099

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  10. Chaffey College

    5885 Haven Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, California 91737-3002

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  11. City College of San Francisco

    50 Phelan Ave, San Francisco, California 94112-1898

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  12. Cuesta College

    Highway 1, San Luis Obispo, California 93403-8106

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  13. El Camino Community College District

    16007 Crenshaw Blvd, Torrance, California 90506

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  14. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-Los Angeles

    919 S Grand Ave, Los Angeles, California 90015-1421

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  15. Fashion Careers College

    1923 Morena Blvd, San Diego, California 92110-3555

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  16. FIDM/Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising-San Francisco

    55 Stockton St, San Francisco, California 94108-5805

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  17. Fullerton College

    321 E Chapman Avenue, Fullerton, California 92832-2095

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  18. The Art Institute of California-San Diego

    7650 Mission Valley Road, San Diego, California 92108-4423

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  19. Long Beach City College

    4901 E. Carson St., Long Beach, California 90808-1706

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  20. Los Angeles Trade Technical College

    400 W Washington Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90015-4181

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  21. The Art Institute of California-San Francisco

    1170 Market St, San Francisco, California 94102-4908

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  22. Monterey Peninsula College

    980 Fremont St, Monterey, California 93940-4799

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  23. Mt. San Antonio College

    1100 N Grand Ave, Walnut, California 91789-1399

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  24. Orange Coast College

    2701 Fairview Road, Costa Mesa, California 92626

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  25. Otis College of Art and Design

    9045 Lincoln Blvd, Los Angeles, California 90045-3505

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  26. Palomar College

    1140 W. Mission, San Marcos, California 92069-1487

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  27. Pasadena City College

    1570 E Colorado Blvd., Pasadena, California 91106-2003

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  28. Point Loma Nazarene University

    3900 Lomaland Dr, San Diego, California 92106-2899

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  29. Santa Ana College

    1530 W. 17th Street, Santa Ana, California 92706-3398

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  30. Sacramento City College

    3835 Freeport Blvd, Sacramento, California 95822-1386

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  31. Saddleback College

    28000 Marguerite Pky, Mission Viejo, California 92692-3635

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  32. San Diego Mesa College

    7250 Mesa College Dr, San Diego, California 92111-4998

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  33. San Francisco State University

    1600 Holloway Ave, San Francisco, California 94132

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  34. San Joaquin Delta College

    5151 Pacific Ave, Stockton, California 95207

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  35. Santa Monica College

    1900 Pico Blvd, Santa Monica, California 90405-1628

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  36. Santa Rosa Junior College

    1501 Mendocino Avenue, Santa Rosa, California 95401-4395

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  37. College of the Sequoias

    915 S Mooney Blvd, Visalia, California 93277-2214

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  38. Sierra College

    5000 Rocklin Road, Rocklin, California 95677-3397

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  39. Skyline College in San Bruno

    3300 College Dr, San Bruno, California 94066-1698

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  40. Solano Community College

    4000 Suisun Valley Rd, Fairfield, California 94534-3197

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  41. Ventura College

    4667 Telegraph Rd, Ventura, California 93003-3872

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  42. West Valley College

    14000 Fruitvale Ave, Saratoga, California 95070-5698

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  43. Woodbury University

    7500 Glenoaks Blvd, Burbank, California 91510-7846

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  44. The Art Institute of California-Hollywood

    5250 Lankershim Blvd, North Hollywood, California 91601

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  45. Virginia Sewing Machines and School Center

    1033 S Broadway St, Los Angeles, California 90015-4001

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  46. The Art Institute of California-Orange County

    3601 W Sunflower Ave, Santa Ana, California 92704

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  47. The Art Institute of California-Inland Empire

    674 East Brier Drive, San Bernardino, California 92408-2800

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  48. International Academy of Design and Technology in Sacramento

    2450 Del Paso Road-St 250, Sacramento, California 95834

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Cities

  1. Fashion Design Schools in San Francisco, CA5 Schools
  2. Fashion Design Schools in San Diego, CA4 Schools
  3. Fashion Design Schools in Los Angeles, CA4 Schools
  4. Fashion Design Schools in Sacramento, CA3 Schools
  5. Fashion Design Schools in Santa Ana, CA2 Schools
  6. Fashion Design Schools in Burbank, CA1 Schools
  7. Fashion Design Schools in Lancaster, CA1 Schools
  8. Fashion Design Schools in Hollywood, CA1 Schools
  9. Fashion Design Schools in Monterey, CA1 Schools
  10. Fashion Design Schools in Rancho Cucamonga, CA1 Schools
  11. Fashion Design Schools in Redwood City, CA1 Schools
  12. Fashion Design Schools in Pomona, CA1 Schools
  13. Fashion Design Schools in San Bruno, CA1 Schools
  14. Fashion Design Schools in Walnut, CA1 Schools
  15. Fashion Design Schools in San Marcos, CA1 Schools
  16. Fashion Design Schools in Alameda, CA1 Schools
  17. Fashion Design Schools in San Bernardino, CA1 Schools
  18. Fashion Design Schools in Fairfield, CA1 Schools
  19. Fashion Design Schools in Costa Mesa, CA1 Schools
  20. Fashion Design Schools in Oakland, CA1 Schools
  21. Fashion Design Schools in Mission Viejo, CA1 Schools
  22. Fashion Design Schools in Saratoga, CA1 Schools
  23. Fashion Design Schools in Stockton, CA1 Schools
  24. Fashion Design Schools in Fullerton, CA1 Schools
  25. Fashion Design Schools in Santa Rosa, CA1 Schools
  26. Fashion Design Schools in Santa Monica, CA1 Schools
  27. Fashion Design Schools in Ventura, CA1 Schools
  28. Fashion Design Schools in Davis, CA1 Schools
  29. Fashion Design Schools in Torrance, CA1 Schools
  30. Fashion Design Schools in Visalia, CA1 Schools
  31. Fashion Design Schools in Rocklin, CA1 Schools
  32. Fashion Design Schools in Long Beach, CA1 Schools
  33. Fashion Design Schools in San Luis Obispo, CA1 Schools
  34. Fashion Design Schools in Pasadena, CA1 Schools
  35. Fashion Design Schools in Santa Maria, CA1 Schools

Statistics

Professional Trends

California Vs. National Fashion Design Employment

California 3,990
National 15,060

Of all of the fashion design professionals that work in the US, approximately 27% work in California state.

Employment Growth for Fashion design professionals In California

3,550 4,020 3,900 4,050 3,990
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Yellow: Actual Values

The number of fashion design professionals is growing in California. 440 more fashion design professionals were working in California in 2010, than there were in 2006. This represents a 12% growth in the field. This is faster than the trend for fashion design professionals around the US. Nationally, the number of fashion design professionals has shrunk by 4% between 2006 and 2010.

Fashion Design VS. All Professions salaries in California

$68,290 $74,310 $75,110 $81,490 $72,500
$48,885 $52,410 $54,744 $56,285 $57,176
2006 2007 2008 2009 2010
  • Light Blue: Fashion Design
  • Dark Yellow: All Professions

As the number of fashion design professionals is growing, the salaries paid to fashion design professionals are increasing in California. Fashion design professionals earned a yearly mean salary of $68,290 in 2006. They earned a yearly mean salary of $72,500 in 2010.

Salary percentiles for Fashion design professionals in California

10th percentile
$32,650
25th percentile
$42,680
50th percentile
$63,740
75th percentile
$85,790
90th percentile
$125,980

This represents a growth in salaries of 6%. This growth is mirrored by state trends for all professionals. In California state, within the field of fashion design, there is a huge variation in pay. The highest paid fashion design professionals earn 286% more money than those in the bottom 10% of the pay bracket.

Average Salaries for Fashion design professionals and related professions in California

Art
$72,362
Design
$62,608
Fashion Design
$72,500
Fashion Marketing
$84,310
Fashion Merchandising
$63,648
Graphic Design
$57,240

In California, fashion design professionals earn, on average, more than professionals in related fields.

Educational Trends

Fashion Design programs available for each degree type for all schools in California

associate
45
bachelor
14
master
2
doctor
0
Certificate
54
Total115

The number of students graduating from the 48 accredited fashion design schools in California is decreasing. In 2006, 1,530 students graduated from fashion design courses in California. And in 2010, 1,368 students graduated.

Thus there was a 11% percent decrease in the number of fashion design school degree or certificate graduates in California. A majority of these graduates, or 47%, graduated with a undergraduate certificate in fashion design.

Fashion Design Faculty Salaries in California

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