The Fashion Institute of South Florida is a vocational fashion school that was conceived to bring the opportunity to creative individuals who are interested in launching a career in the fashion industry, without paying the high cost of traditional fashion colleges.
The Fashion Institute of South Florida was founded upon the belief that quality fashion design education should be available to all students with the desire to learn the art and craft of fashion design. We also believe that quality instruction should be made available at an affordable price to aspiring design students. We take pride in teaching with love and patience in order to ensure all students have the opportunity to learn in our small class environment.
Who can/should take these online courses?
The courses can be taken by anyone that is an aspiring fashion designer, sewer, hobbyist, or anyone looking to gain new skills within the fashion industry.
Do I need experience or previous knowledge in the industry to enroll in the online courses?
No, you do not need to have previous experience or any knowledge, just the desire to learn. The courses are organized for you so you can start from zero. For example, if you want to learn Pattern Making, the first course is “ Introduction to Pattern Making” and you can take it for free!
What tools and materials will I need?
Each course includes a list of tools and materials with links to different options where you can buy them. In addition, you will need a desktop computer, laptop, tablet, or smartphone and internet access to join the class.
How long do I have access to the courses?
After enrolling in each course, you have 6 months to complete it. But all courses can be completed in 7 to 10 weeks if you dedicated 2-3 hours a week to watch the videos and practice. You can watch, pause, fast forward, and rewind the videos as many times as you need to.
What if I have questions while studying?
You can email us your questions to info@fashionSFL.com. Please be as clear as possible and include images so we can help you as much as possible.
Will I receive a certificate of completion?
Yes! To receive a certificate of completion, you will need to submit pictures of all projects or exercises taught in each lesson that you completed via email within 6 months after enrolling in the course. A qualified instructor will review it and if the work is satisfactorily completed you will get a Certificate of Completion from the school signed by the director. It will be emailed or mailed to you upon request to a USA address.
Is The Fashion Institute of South Florida a real school?
Yes. We located in Miami, Florida and we offer the same courses in our brick and mortar location. We offer Short Fashion Courses, Intensive Summer Courses, and a 22-course diploma course, Fashion Apparel Designer, validated by the Commission of Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education.
Does The Fashion institute of South Florida offer a degree?
No, while we are licensed by the Commission of Independent Education of the Florida Department of Education, we do not offer a college degree. Since a license is not needed to become a fashion designer, we have found that many of our students are not interested in a degree but just want to get the hands-on knowledge we give them here.
Can the Online Courses be used as credit for the 22-course diploma?
Not, if you are interested in applying to earn a Diploma in Fashion Apparel Designer course, you will need to pay and retake the courses in our brick and mortar school at a later point. If you have any more questions, please email us here.