Apparel Design and Merchandising


Illustration of woman with a nest in her hair“I received a great education at a fraction of the cost when compared to other Bay Area design schools. I earned my certificate in Fashion Design, graduated with no school debt and am now working for a top clothing company in the Bay Area!”     – Beth C.


“Best fashion design program for your money. You’ll learn a lot while having fun, too.  The teachers are fabulous, friendly, supportive and knowledgeable.”   - Jessica C.


illustration of woman walkingThe Apparel Design and Merchandising (ADAM) Program offers affordable fundamental and advanced training in fashion design and production.  Our curriculum is industry-driven and meets current trends and technology in an ever-expanding field.

ADAM offers an affordable education and the opportunity of a creative and financially stable career.

Whether you’re interested in becoming a fashion designer or just want to take a class and meet other creative people, this is the program for you.

You can earn your AA degree or Certificate of Completion in Fashion Design in about 2 years.

Many of our classes are also transferable to 4-year state universities.


ADAM instructors are industry professionals in the areas of Apparel Design and Manufacturing.  They have worked and taught in the major fashion markets of London, Paris, New York, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Montreal.