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

The Fashion Incubator is always looking for talented local designers.  The 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 is home to a variety of educational programs designed to sharpen your skills, strengthen your resumé, 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.

AAS Fashion Design Degree

Continuing Education Fashion Design Courses

Master Classes
Learn from Industry Pro’s – attend a lecture, master class, or short-run workshop.
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Our Partners

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