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Clothing, Textiles & Fashion

Visual artists create art to communicate ideas, thoughts or feelings. They use a variety of methods -- painting, sculpting or illustrating -- and an assortment of materials, including oils, watercolors, acrylics, pastels, pencils, pen and ink, photography, plaster, clay and computers.

Courses in clothing, textiles and fashion will help prepare students who may be interested in careers such as: 

  • Art Director
  • Artist
  • Commercial Artist
  • Computer Animator
  • Curator and Gallery Manager
  • Fashion Designer
  • Fashion Illustrator
  • Graphic Designer
  • Illustrator
  • Interior Designer
  • Textile Designer
  • Commercial Photographer: Digital, Still, Video, Film
  • Commercial/Residential and Home Furnishing Coordinator

Education Requirements

Jobs in clothing, textiles and fashion range in requirements. An Associate degree is normally needed for a career in Graphic Design. Most other positions require a Bachelor's of Master's degree in art.

Information provided by: www.careerclusters.org