The Fashion and Interior Design sector provides students with the academic and technical preparation necessary to pursue high-skill, high-demand careers in these related and growing industries. The sector encompasses three distinct career pathways: Fashion Design and Merchandising, Interior Design, and Personal Services.
The standards are designed to integrate academic and career technical concepts. The anchor standards include Consumer and Family Studies comprehensive technical knowledge and skills that prepare students for learning in the pathways. The knowledge and skills are acquired within a sequential, standards-based pathway program that integrates hands-on projects, work- based instruction, and leadership development such as that offered through FHA-HERO, the California affiliate of Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA). Standards in this sector are designed to prepare students for technical training, postsecondary education, and entry to a career.
“The skills I've acquired can take me all the way to becoming a fashion designer, or I could work at a company in fashion merchandising. The skills I have acquired here in this academy have prepared me for what I want to do.” — Fashion, Art & Design Academy (FADA) Student