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Academy of Couture Art Elite Haute Couture College

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What makes us Unique:

•The only French Haute Couture College in the US!

•The only school in the US, offering an AFA and a BFA in Pattern Design (Fashion Design and Pattern Design are taught separately like in Europe).

•The only school offering 1/3 of its curricula in TRENDS, to learn how to recognize them, know their cycles and predict them.

•Our graduates are specialized in their academic fields to respond to the Fashion Industry needs for expert professionals.

•We are located in the Pacific Design Center near the inspiring Beverly Hills and West Hollywood luxurious fashion districts!

•All of our Degree and Certificate programs are ending with a fashion show and a Gala.

Profile Summary:
ACA Degree Programs West Hollywood, CA
ACA Certificate Programs West Hollywood, CA
Revive your closet with Your Own Couture Creations West Hollywood, CA
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A Faculty combining tradition and business mind:

•Educated in the French Couture tradition!

•Experts in business through their successful careers in the US.

•Using individualized student centered teaching techniques in small classes! (no more than 10 students per class)

•Focused to prepare the future graduates to become international professionals and take advantage of the European creativity, the American business mind and the Asian productivity!
Mission Statement: The Academy of Couture Art 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
ACA teaches Pattern Design and Fashion Design separately. Located at the center of one of the Fashion and Entertainment centers of the World
in the prestigious Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood
the Academy of Couture Art offers innovative
challenging
and flexible fashion education programs that prepare a diverse student population for professional excellence in design
fashion and business. In keeping with the effort to carry out our mission
ACA is committed to fulfilling the following educational objectives: 1) Maintain a curriculum focused on developing relevant fashion skills
knowledge
and experience with current technologies; 2) Provide opportunities for students to develop leadership
communication and teamwork skills; 3) Provide an environment that encourages independent learning
and critical thinking skills; 4) Raise awareness of the fashion designers’ and pattern makers’ professional and ethical responsibilities to society. The educational objectives stated above are used to assess or measure student outcomes
including students’ ability to demonstrate they have acquired the skills
techniques
knowledge
and training to be successful in the field of fashion. ACA offers two degree programs in fashion: fashion design and pattern design. These programs are formulated to foster creativity
critical thinking and effective communications skills
career focus
and a global perspective. To be successful in the fashion industry requires both generalized and highly specific knowledge. Through hands-on instruction
the use of the latest technology
and application of theory
our students are trained to learn by doing. The ability to work independently and as part of a team are encouraged through small classes
study groups
labs
and intern programs. Respecting the diverse working population in our community
ACA is also the solution for the graduates and professionals who seek to continue to be relevant in the highly-competitive American fashion industry today. Our four one-year certificate programs are formulated to meet the following objectives: to b
ACA is also committed to provide services and education to the public
such as an art gallery
and run-way fashion shows
that reflect community needs and interests.
Work Experience:
Our graduates possess 3 keys to achieve 3 goals:

•Get Hired: A solid Portfolio, with marketable creations, reflecting the latest trends to present to a future employer.

•Perform Immediately: Confidence and vision combined with competence, advanced skills and techniques necessary to perform immediately in the fashion world without going through a costly training for the employer!

•Life Career: An extensive knowledge of trends to predict and design future collections, season after season and achieve a successful life career in the industry!
Education:
Organizations / Affilations:
FASHION DESIGNERS Aubade
Badgley Mischka Balenciaga
Christian Dior
Christian Lacroix
Chanel Chantelle Calvin Klein
Dominique Sirop
Donna Karan Escada
Emanuel Ungaro
Frank Sorbier
Giorgio Armani Givenchy
Gucci
Issey Miyake
Jean Paul Gaultier
Kaufman and Franco
Lloyd Klein
Nicole Miller Prada
Valentino Versace
Yves Saint Laurent

FASHION ILLUSTRATORS
David Downton Erte
Rene Gruau
Folioplanet

COSTUME DESIGN
Vintage Textile
Homework Helper
Costumes of the World
Costume Gallery
Costumer's Manifesto
Costume Page
Costume Site
Costume Society
Fashion Era
Fashion Plates
History of Costume
Reconstructing History
La Couturiere Parisienne Costumer's Guild Fashion History

TEXTILE DESIGN
Anya
Bloom
Broderies Lesage
Interstoff
Textiles.com
Cotton, Inc.
Davison Textile Blue Book
Dupont
Fibersource
Embroidery Directory
FabricLink
Fiber World
Fifield Inc. Gandinitessuti
Jacob Schlaepfer
Klopman International
Label Talk
Maupiou
Milliken
Mood Fabrics Solstiss
Taroni
Textile Web
Technical Textiles Expo
Textiles Art History
Textile World

INTERIOR DESIGN
Freshome

SHOWS AND EXHIBITIONS
Apparel News Trade Shows
California Mart Mod’Amont
PARIS Capital de la Creation Pittimmagine
Premiere Vision
Worldwide Trade Shows
Vogue Daily Fashion Events
Academy of Couture Art Elite Haute Couture College is located in West Hollywood, CA and has the following skills: ACA Degree Programs, ACA Certificate Programs, Revive your closet with Your Own Couture Creations
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ACA Degree Programs

Category: Education
Description
ACA, located in the prestigious Pacific Design Center in West Hollywood, 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 Fine Arts Degree major:

Fashion Design

Pattern Design

Costume Design

Costume Pattern Design

Footwear & Accessory Design

Interior Architecture

Merchandising



Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree major:

Fashion Design

Pattern Design

Costume Design

Costume Pattern Design

Footwear & Accessory Design

Interior Architecture

Merchandising
Relevant Education / Credentials
A Faculty combining tradition and business mind: •Educated in the French Couture tradition! •Experts in business through their successful careers in the US. •Using individualized student centered teaching techniques in small classes! (no more than 10 students per class) •Focused to prepare the future graduates to become international professionals and take advantage of the European creativity, the American business mind and the Asian productivity!
Years Experience: 20

ACA Certificate Programs

Category: Art / Creative
Description
For Professional Fashion Designers or Pattern Designers who want to broaden their skills (Academy of Couture Art Advanced Certifications - nights and/or weekends programs):

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 (Academy of Couture Art Professional Certifications - nights and/or week-end programs):

Professional Fashion Design Laboratory Certificate

Professional Pattern Design Laboratory Certificate

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
Relevant Education / Credentials
A Faculty combining tradition and business mind: •Educated in the French Couture tradition! •Experts in business through their successful careers in the US. •Using individualized student centered teaching techniques in small classes! (no more than 10 students per class) •Focused to prepare the future graduates to become international professionals and take advantage of the European creativity, the American business mind and the Asian productivity!
Years Experience: 20

Revive your closet with Your Own Couture Creations

Category: Beauty / Style
Description
Learn Couture Fashion Sketching and Illustration (Max 10 Students per class):

During this 2 hours a week course you will stress the movement and proportions of both male and female fashion figures and garment details through analysis of photographs and figure research as a basis for the creation of fashion design sketches in pencil and watercolor.

During this program, students reveal their vo-cation for fashion and awaken creativity, motivation, and a sense of achievement among the participants while learning how to develop and draw fundamental fashion figures using European colors.

Learn how to Design & Make your Own Clothes: Couture (Max 10 Students per class):

This introductory Fashion Camp is conceived to awaken creativity, motivation, and a sense of achievement among the participants.

First, students learn how to stress the movement and proportions of both male and female fashion figures and garment details through analysis of photographs and figure research as a basis for the creation of fashion design sketches in pencil and watercolor. Then, using our exceptional French Couture method, students learn quickly how to design and make amazing clothes. They also learn the secrets of measurement that set French Couture apart with its impeccably fitting results.

Every Saturday all year long
During this program, students reveal their vocation for fashion while making different garments from among the following:
Skirt, Summer Dress, Casual Pants, Culottes, Shorts, Tank Top, T-Shirt, Caraco, Halter Top, Vest.
Relevant Education / Credentials
A Faculty combining tradition and business mind: •Educated in the French Couture tradition! •Experts in business through their successful careers in the US. •Using individualized student centered teaching techniques in small classes! (no more than 10 students per class) •Focused to prepare the future graduates to become international professionals and take advantage of the European creativity, the American business mind and the Asian productivity!
Years Experience: 1