University of California, Irvine, to Offer Two-Week Fashion Course

Popular majors at University of California, Irvine, include biology and business, but to further its business range the school’s Division of Continuing Education recently announced it will offer a course in fashion design management.

The classes will be a two-week, non-credit program held on the university’s campus in Irvine, Calif. The first classes will start on July 29 and end on Aug. 11.

Jeanne Kimura, UCI’s program coordinator of professional custom-designed programs, said the program would seek to give a well-rounded look at the fashion business. “Giving students an in-depth view of both business and creative aspects of the fashion industry, the program culminates with a fashion show and a certificate ceremony,” Kimura said in a statement.

The program is designed for university students and high-school students 15 years or older. UCI representatives did not respond by press time to questions about tuition or who was going to be teaching the program.

A fashion curriculum seems to be in demand. Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising runs a campus five miles away from UCI. Community colleges close to UCI such as Orange Coast College and Saddleback College also offer fashion degrees.