Accessory design programs and courses can be pursued at the Art and Design Schools in the US. A variety of programs such as the associate, bachelor’s or master’s degrees focusing on accessory designing are offered to students. The coursework of these programs may include: Developing a Product Line , Fashion Past and Present, Decorative Leather Techniques, Fabric Studies and Sport-Specific Accessories. Creating a design portfolio is mandatory for students enrolled in these programs. Also, some schools require students to complete an internship with a design firm as this can add to professional knowledge of the students and help them progress faster.