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Fashion Forward Episodes

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Hosted by renowned Miami Fashion designer and Member of the Miami Fashion Institute Board of Advisors, Rene Ruiz, "Fashion Forward" highlights the latest trends in fashion, the local industry, and the future through the common thread of the Miami Fashion Institute.

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Miami Fashion Institute

Whether you see yourself as a creative force or a merchandising powerhouse, this industry driven program prepares you to work as a professional in the world of fashion.

Receive an Associate in Science in Fashion Design or Fashion Merchandising.

Programs of Study

Choose between two concentrations

Each track offers a broad range of courses grounded in focused research, creative expression and practice.

Students design, create and develop competitive skills and techniques while exploring both the business and artistic side of the industry.

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Fashion Design

  • Creative Design and Illustration
  • Apparel Evaluation & Production
  • Basic Clothing Construction Methods
  • Portfolio Collection Development
  • Digital Fashion Portfolio

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College Credit Certificate in Pattern Making and Construction

This certificate focuses on the technical knowledge of apparel garment making and construction. It prepares students to fulfill the essential roles of machinists, patternmakers, and pattern cutters. Students may enroll in the certificate program alone or attain the certificate as part of the A.S. program in Fashion Design.

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Browse the Graduating Student Portfolios


These portfolios include visual merchandising projects for the stores of the future, collaboration projects with local brands, and financial strategies for developing a pop-up.



These portfolios are focused on documenting the creative process and developing a personal narrative to communicate a creative vision.


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