Come learn about Otis Extension’s Certificate in Fashion Design! The Fashion Design Certificate Program is a sequence of 18 courses for those beginning a new career, augmenting an existing career, or seeking to enhance their existing art and design skills. The program is geared for the adult learner, and is designed to prepare students for an entry level position in the fashion industry as a fashion designer, designer’s assistant, or patternmaker. Study begins with the development of an understanding of design in dress, and leads to a translation of that knowledge into practical manufacturing requirements. Courses provide intensive, practical training leading to the development of a professional portfolio.