Charleston County School of the Arts 

Fashion Design Major

2024 Fashion Show

Friday, March 22, 2024

6:30 PM in the SOA CAFE

**Doors open at 6:00 PM**





Purchase your 2024 SOA Fashion Show tickets today!

*If you will require Accessible Seating, please email after purchasing your tickets*

New This Year! Premium Reserved Seating in First Two Rows - Limited Quantity: $50  SOLD OUT! 

General Admission Seating: $30 SOLD OUT!

Student Seating: $20 - ID required; one ticket per ID - Limited quantity  SOLD OUT!

Bouquets available for pre-order: $20

< Concessions will be available for purchase before the show and during intermission. >

Join our program!

SOA Fashion Design 

Application and Auditioning for 2024-2025 SCHOOL YEAR

Step 1: The CCSD School Choice Application opens on January 23, 2024 and is available until February 23rd, 2024.

Step 2: Review the Fashion Design Audition Requirements:

Audition Requirements linked here IN ENGLISH

Audition Requirements linked here IN SPANISH

Step 3: Email our teacher, Ms. Donna Chesborough, to let her know of your interest and for further information, if needed.

Step 4: Applicants are then scheduled for an in-person audition. 

2022 Fashion Show

Major Fees

Design fees are $150.00, and they are used to buy the initial fabric and supplies needed for the students to use in the studio.  

Fees are due September 15th.

Pay on our Parents & Students page.

Charleston County School of the Arts is a public arts magnet school for Charleston County.

Our school began as a dream of the school’s first principal, Rose Maree Myers, who collaborated with district and community members to envision and create a school where students could focus on developing their artistic gifts as they acquired academic, technical, and real-world skills. The school opened its doors in 1995 with 200 students and now has an enrollment of over 1100.

Our learning environment is one in which a young artist is empowered to be creative in a safe and supportive environment. We are committed to providing a learning environment that nurtures those with artistic gifts to thrive and be happy.

Founded by Marie Nichols as an elective in a trailer at the old school with her own sewing machines, the Costume & Fashion Design Major, recently re-branded as the Fashion Design Major, was built from the ground up through her trailblazing work.

This is Fashion Design's ninth year at SOA. In this multidisciplinary major, students learn the foundations of saleable fashion design, fashion illustration, garment construction, sewing, draping and flat pattern design, and custom fittings. They explore fashion design industries, participate in a huge annual fashion show, and can create a digital portfolio of their work.

Prior graduates of our program are attending the most prestigious art and design schools in the world such as the Fashion Institute of Technology, SCAD, Rhode Island School of Design, Central St. Martins in London, the University of North Carolina School of the Arts, Massachusetts College of Art & Design.

The highlight of the Fashion Design Major is the annual fashion show, which is a campus- wide event.

Donate and Support Our Program

We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit (47-2349618), and your contributions help to make this program possible. 

The Booster Board fund supports the ongoing purchase fabric and  notions, the continual maintenance of sewing machines, and most importantly, our large fashion show production costs.

Thank you!