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Academy Of Couture Art, Los Angeles:
The Academy of Couture Art (ACA) is a fashion design school in Los Angeles, California offering bachelor degree, associate degree & certificate programs as well as professional development workshops for fashion industry professionals. ACA was founded as a higher institution of learning to teach the principles and techniques of fashion that go above and beyond those ordinarily taught in the United States by providing instruction combining European Haute Couture fashion with American fashion. Unique to American fashion education, ACA teaches Pattern Design and Fashion Design separately. Academy of Couture Art is accredited by the Accrediting Council for Independent Colleges and Schools (ACICS) to award associate degrees and bachelor's degrees.

ACA Degree Programs:
Academy of Couture Art (ACA) neighbors the Los Angeles County Museum of Art and the high end fashion home of Beverly Hills. The ACA campus includes entertainment leaders such as E!, NBCUniversal, and Style. ACA is a collaborative center of fashion education that fosters a work and learning environment, which provides innovative, challenging, and flexible on-site learning programs and course offerings tailored realistically to the needs of the Industry. ACA comprises the following Degree Programs for high school graduates (or at least 18 years old) who seek a successful professional career in the Fashion Industry:

Associate of Arts Degree Major:
- Fashion Design
- Pattern Design
- Costume Design
- Costume Pattern Design
- Footwear & Accessory Design
- Interior Architecture
- Merchandising

Bachelor of Arts/Science Degree Major:
- Fashion Design
- Pattern Design
- Costume Design
- Costume Pattern Design
- Footwear & Accessory Design
- Interior Architecture
- Merchandising

ACA Advanced Certificate Programs:
For Professional Fashion Designers or Pattern Designers who want to broaden their skills:

- Creative Fashion Design Laboratory Certificate
- Creative Pattern Design Laboratory Certificate

For Fashion and related Industries Professionals wanting to understand and learn Fashion Design and/or Pattern Design techniques:

- Professional Fashion Design Laboratory Certificate
- Professional Pattern Design Laboratory Certificate

ACA Design Prep Programs:
For ages 14 – 18 (and mature 12 – 13) interested in exploring the arts and professions of high fashion design, year round design prep programs offer unique opportunities to study at the only Design College of Haute Couture in the U.S., Academy of Couture Art.

These programs promote refinement, humbleness, and dignity with a love for learning and specialize in the transformation of young teen creators into mature sophisticated artists through the high level techniques reflected in Haute Couture Fashion.

Participants are able to express themselves as fashion artists through hands-on projects training in elegant and sophisticated luxury design aesthetics that prepare for those developed throughout ACA professionally geared Associate and Bachelor degree programs. In an intimate class setting, students work one-on-one with instructors for personalized, in-depth learning scaled to student levels and abilities.

The results achieved are actualizations of in-born dreams, products that stand out from the crowd, matured confidence, and a real world sense of the two main fashion industry professions of Fashion Design and Pattern Design. Programs end with gallery and/or mini fashion show viewings.The techniques explored are the foundations of precision and excellence that define Haute Couture.

Topics of these programs include one or more of the following:

- Couture Fashion Sketching: Explore the art of Haute Couture Fashion Illustration with the fundamentals of elegant designs. Develop sophisticated sketches with luxurious line, proportion, and balance starting with the fashion face, hair, hands, and feet using exclusive French Couture Artistic methods in pencil.

- Couture Pattern Design: Make elegant, luxury finish French couture clothes. Discover the secrets of measurement that set French Couture apart with its impeccable fit results.

- European Color Lab: Foster your creativity through analysis of color schemes and special use of intensity, value, and hue as developed in Western oil painting tradition.

- Modèle Vivant: Understand the elements of the human figure and how to render a three dimensional figure on a two dimensional surface. Focus on the proportions of the human figure, gesture, rhythm, and anatomy starting from objects of different textures in perspective.

- Couture Embellishment: Transform inexpensive fabric and accessories into creative luxurious designs involving couture beading, etc.

- Mini Fashion Show: Display your elegant creation on the mini fashion runway and include pictures on the red carpet in design portfolios.

Participants in the Design Prep Programs maybe selected to enroll in the fashion show programs of ACA and have access to the following opportunities:

• Professionally modeling their designs on the Fashion Show Runway
• Unique products for portfolio including illustration, construction, and Red Carpet photos and Event DVD.
• Scholarship Opportunities at ACA: Up to $5,000
• Enrollment Priority in the ACA Degree Programs

ACA Professional Development Workshops:
For current industry professionals holding a degree in fashion design and/or five or more years experience, ACA offers weekend short term professional development programs.

These workshops focus on developing highly attractive products and the reputation of your brand.

Topics include:
- Impeccable fit, increased production efficiency of French couture made-to-measure pattern making techniques.
- Collection Development with a couture design mind.
- Textile Enrichment with Couture Flair.
- Couture Sewing.
- Understand sustainability in relation to fashion.

ACA Intensive English Language Program:
For International Students who want to study in the US and Non-Natives who need to develop their English skills:
- ESL Certificates of Achievement

For further information on our fashion design and pattern design programs, please e-mail us via our Contact Page.

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Address: 8484 Wilshire Boulevard, Suite 730, Beverly Hills, California 90211, USA
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