Ready to Jump Start Your Career.

Considering a career change or ready to head back to school? Like so many Americans who recognized they were unhappy in their current position, many people are returning to college this Fall to pursue their passions. Since 1966 The North Coast College and Virginia Marti School of Fashion have been teaching creative design curriculum to students interested in pursuing a creative career. Learn more about our programs and reach out to have a discussion whether now is the right time for you to return to college this Fall.

Graphic Design Degrees-  An emphasis on personal branding, logo creation, video production, video editing, and web design is taught by professionals in the field. The programs can prepare you for a future in UX design, motion graphics, animation, or packaging and publication design, and much more.

Interior Design Degrees -  Develop industry-standard skills in residential and commercial design or take a specialty in kitchen and bath design while studying on campus. Interior Design students are prepared for a career working in residential studios, architectural firms, as manufacturer’s representatives, or showroom managers, and much more.

Fashion Design Diploma program and individual courses offered in our fabulous campus Fashion Lab offer courses in pattern making, sewing, tailoring, and draping.

Fashion Merchandising Degrees at The North Coast College offer a solid overview of the business side of this high demand industry with courses in fashion buying, store planning, textiles, marketing, and visual merchandising. Students are prepared to step onto a number of career paths including Wholesale, Sales Management, Visual Merchandising, and Marketing.

LGBTQ+ Scholarship

The North Coast College is now offering scholarships to the LGBTQ+ community, for those who qualify.

The North Coast College is located next to the burgeoning new hub for the LGBTQ+ Community, Studio West 117, and is proud to be able to support the LGBTQ+ community with this exciting new scholarship.

Open to degree seeking applicants, we offer Associates and Bachelor's in Graphic Design, Interior Design, Fashion Design, or Fashion Merchandising led by working professional instructors. Small classes and hands-on learning make The North Coast College the ideal place to develop and launch your creative career.

Applications for Summer and Fall 2023 are now being accepted - apply today!

To find out if you qualify for state and federal grants, contact our Student Financial Services at: [email protected]

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Lakewood Is Our Home

Our name may have changed, but our home in Lakewood hasn’t. We’ve proudly called Lakewood our home since 1966, providing art and design education for generations. To celebrate our amazing community, The North Coast College is launching the Lakewood Is Our Home Scholarship exclusively to Lakewood residents, for those who qualify. We are excited to give our community the opportunity to earn degrees in art and design fields while staying close to home. Lakewood is our home, and we want to be Lakewood’s first choice for art and design education.