Associate of Arts Advanced Study Programs develop specialized expertise in the student's unique area of study. Admission is limited to candidates who possess a prior FIDM degree in a related discipline.
The Advanced Study Program in The Business of Denim is designed to promote a unique education for students in the areas of denim design and development, product application, industry sustainability, and denim finishing and production. Students will be prepared to enter and succeed in the international world of denim from fiber origin through product life. Students will train in certified industry facilities which will immerse them in the latest innovative techniques and processes from a global perspective. Study tours to agricultural sites, textile mills, production facilities and finishing labs will advance students’ ability to apply their knowledge to the ever-changing denim industry.
Many students choose to begin their careers right away after graduating with an Associate of Arts Advanced Study Degree. Still others decide to apply for a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Professional Studies.