Fashion programs evolve along with industry

August 29, 2019 | Community College Daily

Fashion education programs at community colleges are evolving along with the industry by focusing more on technology, entrepreneurship, social media and sustainability.

In Austin, Texas, where local officials are promoting a growing fashion industry, Austin Community College (ACC) and the city of Austin are jointly funding a new 7,500-square-foot fashion incubator at ACC. The center will have designers-in-residence, an in-house production team and 15 to 20 budding entrepreneurs, says Victoria Taylor, chair of the college’s fashion department.

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