Fashion Design Certificate

Summer 2017

The Fashion Design Certificate program is designed for students who share a love of fashion and design and feel that they have the talent to pursue a career in design. Students will enhance their own design skills, translate concepts onto paper, and eventually into actual garments. At the completion the program, students will be pre-pared to enter the fashion design industry in the capacity of a design assistant or part of a product development team. This program will concentrate solely on women’s wear.

Core Classes

  • Fashion Design I 
  • Fashion Design II
  • Fashion Illustration
  • Basic Garment Construction
  • Pattern Drafting I

Electives: (choose 2)


Basic Garment Construction

Learn the fundamentals of sewing including hand and machine sewing, how to select fabrics based on style and fabric, pattern layout and construction methods. You will complete one simple garment.  Materials list will be mailed prior to first class; approximate cost $80. Bring your portable sewing machine to class.  Paula Molino-Wolff

Newtown Campus/$199 
WSMCE 3713 C01
6 Wed, 6/13-7/25, 6:30-9:30 pm


Pattern Drafting I

Students will learn to take measurements and to translate these measurements into a pattern (sloper) that can be used to create any design and create a perfect fit.  Materials list will be mailed prior to first class. Virginia Buck
Newtown Campus/$259/WSMCE 3714 C01
8 Wed, 4/5-5/24, 6:30-9:30

Sewing Techniques I

No more will you have to hear, "That looks homemade." This course will teach you sewing techniques to improve your finished garment andgive it that "professional" flair. Materials list will be mailed prior to first class. Bring your portable sewing machine to class.  
Virginia Buck

Newtown Campus/$259/WSMCE 3716 C01
8 Wed, 5/31-7/19, 6:30-9:30








For more information, contact: Continuing Education Department at 215-968-8409 (option #1) or email at