Fashion Design Schools in Arkansas

Arkansas Fashion Design Careers At a Glance
  • N/A education hours are required to become licensed.
  • You must renew your license every n/a.
  • N/A continuing education hours are required to renew your license.
  • Average salary for fashion design in Arkansas is $73,180*.
  • There is a predicted 2.90%* job increase between 2012 - 2022.

Individuals with training in fashion design and fashion merchandizing are in high demand in Arkansas, especially in the bigger cities such as Little Rock, and Fort Smith. Department stores and smaller boutiques look for individuals who have an edge – those who are aware of the latest trends in fashion, to help them offer services tailored to their customers, and help make the fashion they offer younger and “hipper”. Don’'t wait to learn more about opportunities in the fashion industry.

State License Requirements

N/A Education Hours

Required to earn a fashion design license

Depending upon where you study, you may receive a certificate, or a two year, or four year college degree with a specialty in fashion design. These credentials will equip you to work in the fashion industry, or for other designers, creating fashions for men and women for a variety of uses, such as casual wear, career wear, and formal wear.

Education Details

While most students interested in learning fashion design have to travel out of state in order to find a program that teaches this specialized area of knowledge, there is at least one school of fashion design within the state of Arkansas, and local community colleges may also offer this course of study. A typical study curriculum will teach you fashion sewing and pattern making, textiles, including sustainable textiles, ethical fashion, production, professionalism, and runway design. Often, business courses are taught in fashion programs as well.

License Renewal


License renewal period

N/A Hours

Continuing education required

Arkansas Fashion Design Careers


Average yearly salary for fashion design in Arkansas

According to statistics from O*Net (2016), fashion designers in Arkansas earn the median wage of $64,030. While the growth in this field may not be the fastest in general, it may be growing in Arkansas. There is always a need for fresh talent in the ever-changing field of fashion and fashion design, giving young people who show promise and originality good opportunities.

People working in the fashion design field work very hard. You must be willing to be very flexible, moving from tasks such as meeting and consulting with clients to cutting and sewing textiles, all in the course of a single day. Positions exist with larger department stores and smaller boutiques, and you may be involved in merchandising and sales as well as fashion design. Jamileh Kamran is a highly successful, Iranian born fashion designer who has a successful fashion design business in Little Rock, Jamileh Kamran Designs. She has dedicated her career to fashion and gained a reputation not only within the state but across the country. Her list of clients includes most of the prominent business professionals in Arkansas, and she has created designs for Secretary of State Hillary Rodham Clinton when she was first lady of the state of Arkansas. Ms Kamran consults with her clients every step of the way, taking a very hands-on approach. She personally selects all the fabrics used in her store. In 2007, Ms Kamran established the Jamileh Kamran Arkansas Fashion School, offering certificate programs in fashion design leading to jobs in the industry throughout the state. Contact the schools in your are to learn more about their programs! (

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