Fashion Design

Take a look at photographs throughout history. What’s the fastest way to tell when someone lived, what their tastes were, and what kind of lifestyle they led?

Their clothing, of course. That’s why fashion design continues to be one of the most important fields in the beauty industry. People always want to look better, find clothes that they love, and feel comfortable in the apparel they choose.

State License Requirements

You may earn an Associate’s degree or a Bachelor’s degree in fashion design to start a rewarding career in this field. An Associate’s degree may prepare you for entry-level fashion careers, while a Bachelor’s degree may give you the freedom to work in more fashion specialties and settings.

Education Details

Your curriculum should include courses in a variety of subject areas. Part of your education looks at the artistry of fashion design. In this category, plan on taking courses like

  • Computerized Pattern Design
  • Form and Space in Fashion Design
  • Composition and Media in Fashion Design
  • Introduction to Fashion Sketching

These courses cover the theory of fashion sketching and help you take your practical artistic skills to the next level. These courses can also help you develop your portfolio. Other courses give you a look at the fashion industry and the history of this field. You may take classes like

  • Business of Fashion
  • History of Fashion
  • Concept Development in Fashion Design
License Renewal
License Renewal Hours
License Renewal Period
Job Outlook Decrease
Between 2012 - 2022

The fashion design industry is expected to stay fairly stable in Minnesota. Through 2022, O*Net expects job openings for fashion designers to increase by 1% in Minnesota. Jobs are expected to decline elsewhere in the country, so Minnesota may be ta great place to begin your career. A degree, relevant experience, and contacts in the field can help you make the most of your potential job outlook. In the field of fashion design, salaries vary from professional to professional. O*Net reports an average salary of $46,750 per year for Minnesota fashion professionals (O*Net, 2016). You may increase your earning potential by developing advanced artistic skills or working closely with top designers in your area.

Working as a Fashion Designer

Fashion design is a growing field in Minnesota, and knowing your audience is a big part of your success in this industry! CBS Local in Minnesota reports on a local fashion show that showcased the best of Minnesota fashion designers. Designers in this state have taken note of residents’ needs and created clothing that is appropriate in all four of Minnesota’s very extreme seasons. You can learn from this. Learn what your demographic group wants to wear during Minnesota’s bitter winters or mild springs to create clothing that is both practical and attractive. You may explore many employment options after you complete your fashion design degree in Minnesota. Consider looking into local clothing retailers and design firms to find out what design needs local businesses have. You may also work for Minnesota manufacturers and wholesalers to create clothing for a variety of demographic groups. As you build your experience and your portfolio, you may be able to look into positions with high-end fashion designers to take your career to the next level. Growth and change are constants in this industries, so stay flexible to keep your opportunities wide open!

State board Contact Information

Minnesota Board of Cosmetologist Examiners
2829 University Ave. SE, Suite 710
Minneapolis, MN 55414
Phone Number: 651-201-2742
Fax Number: 612-617-2601
E-mail Address:

The Minnesota State Board of Cosmetology can help you with replacing a lost cosmetology license, updating change of name or change of address information, and acquiring out-of-state and other useful forms, as well as answer additional questions about obtaining a Minnesota state cosmetology license.


Find the Beauty Schools in Minnesota that interest you below,

Aveda Institute Rochester

701 Apache Mall,
Rochester, MN 55902

Program: Cosmetology

Do What You Love For some people, beauty doesn't just catch their eye; it catches their heart. If you're drawn to the beauty industry, let Aveda Institute Rochester guide you toward a fulfilling Do What You Love For some people, beauty doesn't just catch their eye; it catches their heart. If you're drawn to the beauty industry, let Aveda Institute Rochester guide you toward a fulfilling future. We prepare students for creative, successful and rewarding careers in the salon and spa industries. Embrace your raw talent. Get excellent education. Pursue your passion. Choosing to enroll at Aveda Institute Rochester is choosing to nurture your natural ability. At Aveda Institute - Rochester, we provide the following programs: • Cosmetology • Esthetics Love Your Community As a student at Aveda Institute - Rochester, you can join a growing, strong, sustainable network of salon and spa professionals. We're one of the fastest-growing networks in the beauty industry. What does that mean for you? As a graduate of Aveda Institute - Rochester, you can find professional support in virtually every facet of the beauty industry. Whether you're interested in working at a salon, resort or owning your own business, you can continue to benefit from joining the Aveda network throughout the lifetime of your career. Be Inspired. Be Nourished. Be Refreshed.  Aveda education teaches, nourishes, refreshes and connects people who are pursuing their passions in the beauty industry. We were founded on caring for you and for the Earth. As a result, the Aveda brand is rooted in environmental sustainability. As a student, you can gain a thorough understanding of our huge line of earth-friendly products. We provide: Organic ingredients and practices Plant-based alternatives Responsible packaging Wind-powered operations Environmentally sound options At Aveda Institute - Rochester, we are passionate both as artists and as citizens. As a student, you'll be encouraged to seek out ways to make the world around you a better place to be. Contact Us Today! Answer beauty's call. Contact Aveda Institute Rochester today and do what you love!
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Model College of Hair Design

201 8th Avenue South,
St. Cloud, MN 56301

Program: Cosmetology

Welcome to the Exciting World of Beauty! A world that's constantly changing ... evolving ... keeping pace with today's fast-paced beauty salons. Today's cosmetology school is a world of style, hair design, Welcome to the Exciting World of Beauty! A world that's constantly changing ... evolving ... keeping pace with today's fast-paced beauty salons. Today's cosmetology school is a world of style, hair design, and beauty. It's a chance to express your individuality. A chance to share your unique outlook with others. As a cosmetologist, you'll devote your talents to making others look their best. You'll keep pace with the fashion world and stand ready to meet constantly changing skills of a hair stylist, manicurist, or skin care specialist. With styling for men, women, and children, the demands are greater than ever. Today's cosmetologist must possess a wide range of skills to meet the needs of today's beauty salon. Cosmetology offers many channels for personal growth, with limitless career paths from which to choose. Model College of Hair Design offers the specialized training necessary to prepare you for a cosmetology career -- one that will present new challenges daily. So, join the ranks of professional hair stylists and manicure specialists ... beauty salon owners, and skin care specialists whose careers can be traced to the Model College of Hair Design. Programs Offered Cosmetology Students receive skills necessary for gaining and maintaining employment in "today's" salons. Instruction is provided in design haircutting, styling, hair coloring, skin care, facials, makeup application, massage, permanent waving, all forms of nail tips, manicuring and chemical restructuring. Manicuring This course combines our advanced concepts in a comprehensive curriculum. Manicuring, Pedicuring, Nail Design, Artistry and several Nail Extension Lines are used for instruction. Esthiology This course is a comprehensive combination of Lecture, Demonstration, Practical Experience, and Professional Business Management Skills, required for success in the skin care field. Estheticians are skin care specialists who enhance the skin beauty through the use of facials, massage, and makeup. Our Facilities / Campus Housing The Model College of Hair Design was established in Minneapolis in 1952 and relocated to St. Cloud in 1973. Approximately 12,000 square feet of clinic, classroom and offices were created with students of cosmetology in mind. When you tour our campus you will find our college to be unique to say the least! By offering students a low student/instructor ratio we ensure that Model College of Hair Design remains small to midsize. Our campus, however, is large with over 100,000 sq. feet and ten campus buildings for a wide range of student housing. Student/Instructor Ratio Our student to instructor ratio at the Model College of Hair Design is ten to one. Model College is a small college with certified instructors. You will have the opportunity to interact with the students and faculty representing a diversity of backgrounds and experiences. There is always someone to offer advice and assistance...a roommate, a teacher, a counselor. Student Benefits Model College of Hair Design is Accredited by NACCAS, and consistently posts placement rates among the highest in the nation. Student benefits increase your chances for success or add to your education process Student/Instructor Ratio Instructor - Specialists Advanced Classes Financial Aid Specialists Student Activities Campus Housing/Apts. College Issued Grants Special Class Schedules Saturdays optional Earn when you learn (Jobs) Business Management Computer Imaging/Testing Advanced Educational Systems
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