Fashion Design and Marketing

  • Fashion careers come alive through this program.  The RISD Fashion Design and Marketing program is offered to RHS students at the Rockwall-Heath High School facility.   Students can learn to design fashion and market fashion.  Through the fashion design courses students create their own fashions, which are displayed in the annual Lux Fashion Show. The Family, Career and Community Leaders of America (FCCLA) organization allows students to compete locally and nationally with their fashion designs.  RHS/RHHS is fortunate to place yearly in these competitions.  For more information on FCCLA contact Julie Durst (


    FASHION DESIGN -focuses on careers in the fashion and textile/apparel industries. Students will be exposed to the apparel production process from design concept to finished product. Course content includes apparel construction, care, and maintenance.


    ADVANCED FASHION DESIGN -focuses on advanced knowledge and skills in fashion, apparel construction, care, and maintenance, as well as advanced understanding and emphasis on design and production.


    PRACTICUM IN FASHION DESIGN I -provides students with a non-paid internship arrangement between the high school and fashion design industry. It provides seniors with a professional internship experience. Students recognize the value of effective work ethics and attitudes and develop communications and problem solving skills. This course is for those individuals that have completed Advanced Fashion Design.


    PRACTICUM IN FASHION DESIGN II–is a laboratory-based course that is designed to be a continuation of the Fashion Design program. Students continue to refine their knowledge and skills required for careers in fashion design industry.


    FASHION MARKETING – is designed to provide students with
    knowledge of various business functions in the fashion industry.
    Students in Fashion Marketing will gain a working knowledge of
    promotion, textiles, merchandising, mathematics, selling, visual
    merchandising and career opportunities.