Students can work toward a Certificate of Completion or join us for a one-off class. There are 3 ways to approach studying at Apparel Arts:

  1. Take all 9 of our Certificate Classes below if you are interested in working in the apparel industry, or  starting your own apparel business, or, if you are a serious sewing hobbyist.
  2. Take one-off classes as needed to sharpen your skills in order to reach your personal or professional  goals. Check out other classes outside of our Certificate Program offerings.
  3. If you are interested in improving your sewing skill level take the following classes: Construction, Weekend Warrior Sewing Series, Tailoring, and Serger Basics.
ClassDescriptionCost
Patternmaking and Design

Students take one 3-hour class each week for approximately 30 months. The Patternmaking and Design class is self-paced. Expect three to six hours of homework between classes. Most students pay $295 monthly toward the total cost. (See Class Descriptions for more information.)

$295/month for 24 to 30 months
Construction

This class meets 3 hours a week for 8 weeks. Expect three hours of homework between classes. We also have Advanced Construction classes for those who feel they are beyond the basics. (See Class Descriptions for more information.)

$575
Fashion Illustration

This class meets 3 hours a week for 12 weeks. Expect four to six hours of homework between classes. (See Class Descriptions for more information.)

$775
Design Principles

This class meets 3 hours a week for 8 weeks. Expect three to five hours of homework between classes. (See Class Descriptions for more information.)

$575
Textiles

This class meets 3 hours a week for 8 weeks. Expect three hours of homework between classes. (See Class Descriptions for more information.)

$575
Draping

This class meets 3 hours a week for 12 weeks. Expect three hours of homework between classes.
(See Class Descriptions for more information.)

$775
Tailoring Jackets and Coats

This class meets 3 hours a week for 11 weeks. Expect five hours of homework between classes. (See Class Descriptions for more information.)

$695
Manufacturing Practices/Tech Packs

This class meets 2 hours a week for 8 weeks. Expect three hours of homework between classes. (See Class Descriptions for more information.)

$400
Serger Basics

Serger Basics is a one day introductory class on Sergers. (The drafting and sewing of knit patterns is taught in the weekly Patternmaking and Design Class.)

$140

Total Tuition: Approximately $15,000 for the entire Certificate Program and materials (most students pay about $295 to $590 monthly).