The OSA School of Fashion Design provides comprehensive artistic and technical training for aspiring young designers. A diverse curriculum is offered for students in grades 9th – 12th in the fundamentals of fashion & costume design and production. Fashion Design students are responsible for costuming at least two to five OSA productions a year and can also add an elective of theatrical make-up design and application.  Classes will include lessons in clothing construction, draping, millinery, FX makeup, costume history & fashion illustration. To ensure that students are prepared after OSA, there is a strong emphasis on being able to communicate your ideas as a designer and preparing a portfolio presentation. The School of Fashion Design strives to teach students that self motivation, problem solving and work ethic are the keys to success in the arts and in life. It is our goal is to inspire students to continue their craft at design colleges both domestically and internationally, and to excel in professional work environments as innovative designers, technicians and artisans. 

For more information please see the Fashion Design department handbook, Fashion Design Press Page, or contact  Linda Ricciardi, Chair of the School of Fashion Design, at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. 

After showing a collection at New York Fashion week while on Project Runway Junior, Fashion Design student Zachary Fernandez was filmed by KQED at home and at school getting ready for OSA's Spring Runway Show. 

Check out the video link: https://ww2.kqed.org/artschool/2016/06/28/from-sketchbook-to-runway-fashion-design-with-zachary-fernandez/