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Where Creativity Meets Commerce

Austin Community College’s Fashion Incubator prepares aspiring designers and established entrepreneurs for success in one of our city’s most economically promising industries.
Funded in part by the City of Austin, this 7,500-square-foot facility offers career-technical training, transferable credits, a residency program, leasable space, and more.

For Designers

We are always looking for talented local designers. Our residency program provides the space and resources you need to grow your fashion business.

As a designer-in-residence, you will have access to:

  • Branded studio space for up to 18 months
  • $13.1 million of Gerber Technology
  • Business coaching
  • Networking opportunities
  • Product development support
  • Wholesale products and vendors
  • Sample room support
  • Marketing and sales advice
  • Supplemental design instruction and more

Applications are accepted on a rolling basis. Admission is competitive and juried by committee.

For Students

The Fashion Incubator offers a variety of courses designed to sharpen your skills, strengthen your resume, and keep Austin’s fashion industry booming. Whether you are a design veteran or just starting out, we can help take your career to the next level.

Soon, you’ll be able to earn a certificate in Fashion Design, Fashion Production, or Fashion Entrepreneurship.

Fashion Courses
ACC offers non-credit classes in draping and construction, patternmaking, sewing, and more.
View Current Course Offerings

Master Classes
Attend a lecture, master class, or short-run workshop.
Schedule coming soon


Our Partners

We are thankful for the support of:

Contact Us

ACC Highland
Building 4000, Ste. 4.1210.0.0
6101 Highland Campus Dr.
Austin, TX 78752

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Austin Community College District
5930 Middle Fiskville Rd.
Austin, TX 78752