Arkansas Fashion School was founded in 2007 and is licensed by the Arkansas Department of Higher Education (ADHE).  Directed by renowned couture designer Jamileh Kamran. AFS students receive personalized instruction to help transform their visions into stunning, runway-worthy creations. AFS's programs can be tailored to meet the needs, goals and time-demands of its pupils, and classes are available online and at the school's campus in Little Rock. In 2019 AFS was recognized by the Accrediting Council for Continuing Education & Training (ACCET) and the Fashion Study Program became an Accredited Program nationally.


Arkansas Fashion School’s (AFS) mission is to teach the Art of Couture. AFS accomplishes this goal through teaching of skills in the fashion industry, pattern drafting, garment construction, fashion show experiences, client interactions, and portfolio construction.

Upon completion of the following program, graduates will receive a Fahsion Study diploma.


Fashion Study: An intensive, 15-course program that teaches students all the skills necessary to launch a fashion career. Students typically finish the Fashion Design Program within two years, however, AFS can work with individual students to speed up the completion timeline.

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Individuals looking to learn new skills such as basic sewing and tailoring may be interested in enrolling in an individual course. Classes meet once a week  for 5 hours. This is broken down into one hour of lecturing and four hours of hands-on lab work.


Public A-Vocational Available courses include:

  • Basic Sewing/Tailoring: In this 8-week 40 clock hour course students will develop and show basic sewing and tailoring techniques needed to succeed in the following courses. Such as different methods of hemming, waistbands, zippers, different darts, measurements, and other techniques.
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  • Intro to Fashion Design: A 40-hour online course. Students will work from home on exploring various aspects of the fashion industry. Over the 8-week duration of this course, students will get the opportunity to conduct research on key success factors, and apply the basic knowledge from their research to become a fashion designer.
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