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Fashion & Interior Design

Who will be the new internationally famous designer? Could it be you? Someone will be creating unique fashion statements and styles that appeal to millions of fashion-conscious shoppers.

The Fashion and Interior Design Industry Sector is a multibillion-dollar enterprise offering a wide variety of careers. Don’t think just in terms of the creative art portion of the industry: manufacturing, marketing, and distribution are related areas necessary for a designer to be successful. A particularly high demand exists for preproduction jobs involving computerized pattern-making and product data management. Employment in the fashion industry is expected to grow at a high pace. Interior designers will also be in demand to accommodate a growing population’s need for residential and commercial space. Technology is a significant and growing component in the design industry too. Self motivation and confidence as well as creativity are traits that lead to success in this sector.

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Degrees & Certificates at ARC

Fashion Design

Learn the techniques needed to create professional and stylish garments. Starting from illustrations and computer-generated patterns, you can create a fashion designs and complete collections to be showcased in our student-directed fashion show. 


  • Fashion Design
  • Fashion Merchandising


  • A.A. Fashion Design
  • A.A. Fashion Merchandising

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Interior Design

Do you look at a room and think about how it could be more aesthetic or functional? Learn everything from design and color theory, to creating hand-drawn and CADD renderings of commercial and residential interiors. 


  • Interior Retail Merchandising 
  • Para Professional Interior Planning & Design 


  • A.A. Interior Planning and Design 

Learn more about Interior Design

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Whether your educational goal is to earn an Associate degree or certificate, transition into a new career, or transfer to a 4-year institution, American River College is dedicated to helping you reach that goal.

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American River College

American River College is a public community college that primarily serves residents of the six-county Greater Sacramento region. The college offers traditional classroom instruction, off-campus centers, and distance education online. Visit the ARC website

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