Welcome to the Fashion School
section of the Apparel Search website. In this area of our fashion
education department, we provide resources to assist you with finding
a college or university to further your fashion education. Here
you can find the leading educational facilities around the world.
You can study in the United States or in another country. The
international fashion schools are really top notch.
National Association of Schools of Art and Design:
NASAD, founded in 1944, is an organization of schools, colleges,
and universities. It has approximately 287 accredited institutional
members. It establishes national standards for undergraduate
and graduate degrees and other credentials.
Academy of Art University: It is the objective of the School of Fashion to provide students
with a global vision that combines the design excellence of Europe with
the energy of the United States and the technology of Asia. The School of
Fashion has developed a strong curriculum in design, merchandising, textiles
and knitwear providing opportunities for graduates worldwide. Potential
Careers: Fashion Design Fashion Designer, Product Manager and Pattern Maker.
Textile Design Textile Designer and Forecaster. Knitwear Design Knitwear
Designer, Knitwear Merchandising and Knitwear Accessory Designer. Fashion
Merchandising Buyer, Store Manager, Store Planner, and Product Developer.
Academy of Couture
Art:Blending European Haute Couture
tradition with the high energy, fast-paced, challenging American Fashion
system, the Academy of Couture Art has designed a unique program combining
hands-on instruction and student-centered learning to teach future
designers how to develop and refine the individual skills and talents
needed to predict fashion trends and recognize and utilize fashion cycles.Address: Pacific Design Center Green Building 520 8687 Melrose Ave
West Hollywood, Ca 90069 Telephone: 310-360-8888 Fax: 310- 967-8888
Contact: Robin Kim
American InterContinental University;
: AIU fashion students are on the career track well before they
graduate. They create a portfolio highlighting their best work for presentation
to employers. In addition, our students can gain valuable experience
as interns with designers, manufacturers and fashion houses. The AIU Fashion
Design program helps new designers acquire the necessary skills to develop
their personal style. Students can also become familiar with the business
and marketing side of the apparel industry.
Apparel Arts : Apparel Arts (formerly the Academy of Patternmaking &
Design) opened its doors to four students in October of 1996 with a clothing
design class. The school's enrollment has grown substantially through word-of-mouth
only, and now includes classes on patternmaking, construction, tailoring,
draping, couture sewing, fashion illustration, apparel business seminars
and more. The majority of their graduates are working in the apparel field
and many own their own businesses. Their goal at Apparel Arts is to
enable students to become industry proficient in clothing design, construction,
patternmaking, manufacturing and production.
Apparel Merchandising & Interior
Design (Indiana Univ.) Apparel Merchandising encompasses
a variety of fields, such as design, marketing, product development, historical
apparel, fashion and costume construction. Their challenging curriculum
prepares students for realistic employment conditions.
The Art Institute / site: Fashion designers, marketers, and merchandisers are the creators
of everyday art as we wrap ourselves in their vision. Remember that
the fashion industry is more than creativity and passion
it's also extremely competitive. That's why the Fashion Design and
Fashion Marketing programs at The Art Institutes focus on the creative and
business aspects of this fast-paced industry. Take your first steps
with The Art Institutes. You'll get hands-on training from industry professionals
and the career support you need to land your first job. What will
your impact be in fashion? Where will your designs, inspiration, and
business acumen take you? Take your first steps with The Art Institutes.
Fashion programs include (programs vary by location):
Fashion Design & Merchandising & Foundation
Textile Engineering Department:The Textile Engineering Department,
working cooperatively with the Department of Consumer Affairs serves the
integrated textile industry. It prepares students who can manage in the
industry, give it technical support, and broaden its vision. Its research
supports the industry's knowledge base.
Community College, Fashion Design Program: BCCC
offers several options in the area of Fashion Design: two two-year courses
of study leading to the Associate of Applied Science Degree in Fashion Design
(or a Fashion Retailing option within that degree), a 37-40 credit Certificate
in Fashion Design and a 16-credit track in Apparel Patternmaking. Students
who choose the Fashion Design degree acquire a technical background in illustrating
original designs, patternmaking, and fabric selection to transform their
designs into finished garments. Students in the Fashion Retailing option
take selected business and apparel courses as they prepare for innovative
and challenging careers in the retail sector of the fashion industry. The
Apparel Patternmaking track (within the Apparel Design Certificate) provides
the opportunity for training in the specialized area of pattern development
for apparel design.
Bauder College - Fashion and
Design Degrees: college for students that
wish to gain an education in design, business and information technology.
The fashion design program is designed to prepare students with the skills
that employers in the design industry want to see, including a strong foundation
of design, illustration, computer, and presentation skills. You can gain
hands-on experience not only in pattern making, clothing construction, draping,
and specialty design, but also in creating storyboards and visual presentations
from illustration and computer techniques. The implementation of computer
graphics into the curriculum could provide you with even more of a competitive
edge by teaching you to use the computer for fashion illustrations, textile
design, flats and specifications, graphic layouts, and spreadsheets. This
school is located in Atlanta, GA. Get your fashion and design degree.
Barbizon School of Modeling: school for fashion modeling.
Want to be a star? At Barbizon's free performing
arts workshop, you can find out what it takes to make it in the industry
and gain the self-confidence you need to turn your dream into reality.
Berkeley College: The Fashion Marketing & Management program is
designed for those who want the most comprehensive fashion curriculum in
two academic years. The program draws heavily upon the resources of New
York's fashion world and cultural centers; includes field trips to trade
shows, museums, designers, and showrooms; and incorporates a full-time Fashion
Centre (Canada): since 1960 the Blanche Macdonald
Center has delivered the highest quality training in creative disciplines.
The center is recognized as a leading make-up school in Canada. They
also teach fashion design and fashion merchandising.
Buffalo State College
SUNY (BSC) [Buffalo NY]: The faculty currently includes four full-time
members with backgrounds in textiles, fashion merchandising, design, computer
economics, business, apparel design, apparel manufacturing
and production, rehabilitation, and socio-psychology.
Brooks College Long Beach, CA: If fashion is your favorite way to express yourself, the FASHION DESIGN
PROGRAM at Brooks College - Long Beach can help you gain the skills you
need to become an inspired member of the fashion industry. Their intense
18-month program offers a quality all-around education in both the creative
and business aspects of this exciting career field. In today's marketplace
there is a real shortage of qualified, educated merchandisers that are prepared
for the exciting, fast-paced world of manufacturing, wholesale and retail
marketing. Graduates of Brooks College should be qualified for management
and/or executive training positions such as Merchandiser, Assistant Merchandise
Stylist or Customer Service Representative for a fashion manufacturer, Showroom
Sales Representative in a fashion wholesaling business; Advertising Representative;
Visual Display Artist, Assistant Buyer, Fashion Promotion/Special Events
Coordinator and much more.
Brooks College Sunnyvale, CA
The Fashion Design program at Brooks College is designed to provide
academic and specialized practical instruction to prepare the student
to enter an ever-changing and exciting world of fashion. In this growing
industry, there is a constant demand for technical knowledge and creative
talent. Brooks College's Division of Manufacturing Education (D.O.M.E.)
is the on-campus manufacturing facility where the major portion of the
second year program is taught. Graduates of the program should be qualified
for the following: Designer and Assistant Designer, Fashion Stylist,
Production, Patternmaker, Pattern Grader, Fabrications and Trim Buyer,
as well as, Fashion Illustrator and Textile Artist.
California Design College : (CDC) programs combine traditional fashion design fundamentals,
apparel production principles, and business marketing techniques, with state-of-the-art
computerized fashion design and manufacturing technologies.
This design college is located in Los Angeles, California.
Cavalry Italian Design School (Singapore): Cavalry Italian Design School is a premier design school based in Singapore.
The school has a diverse population from many countries. They also
offer scholarship and placement opportunities to students. Address:
156 Cecil Street, Far Eastern Bank Building, #09-01 Singapore 069544 Phone:
65-68874262 Fax: 65-68874261 Contact: Victor Yu, Principal
School of Textiles, Fibers and Polymers: The
School of Textiles, Fiber and Polymer Science continuously strives to maintain
a balance in its efforts among teaching, research and public service and
a dedication to maintaining the tradition associated with being the academic
arm of the textile industry in South Carolina. In addition to its graduate
programs, the School offers Bachelor of Science degree programs in Textile
Chemistry, Textile Science and Textile Management. The School works closely
with the textile industry and individual textile firms to enhance undergraduate
textile education at Clemson.
Cracow School of Art and Fashion
Design (Poland) The Cracow School of Art and Fashion Design established
in 1989 and is the best fashion school in Poland. Every year we provide
tution for around 1,000 students. In 2009 Cracow School of Art and Fashion
Design opens doors for international students and they have already started
with an English version of their website.
College of DuPage
Fashion Merchandising and Design: The apparel industry has seen
a recent upswing, which means additional job opportunities. Classes in College
of DuPage's Fashion Design and Merchandising program provide community members
with a wealth of information on the many facets of the fashion industry.
The Fashion Merchandising and Design program offers courses for those interested
in fashion illustration, textiles, clothing construction, fashion show production
and fashion motivation. For more information about special events or classes
offered in the Fashion Merchandising and Design area, contact program coordinator
Sharon Scalise at 942-2619 or e-mail: [email protected]
Department of Textiles and Apparel: their students and faculty study
apparel and textiles through the art of design, the science of chemistry
and physics, the application of management principles, and the perspective
of history. The Department of Textiles and Apparel (TXA)
provides an opportunity to study and research fibers, fabrics, apparel,
and the apparel industry from design, management, historical, and scientific
Masters in Fashion Design was born in Milan in 1983, at the centre of
a Fashion System which is unique all over the world and recognized at the
international level, in which the creativity of the fashion designers, the
production capacity, the quality of both fabrics and confection, the business
ability and the innovations of both retailing and communication are all
integrated. Studying Fashion Design in Italy is consequently a unique experience
which allows to get in contact directly with this world, its main actors
and events. In fact, only in Italy, and
more precisely in Milan, it is possible to perceive and to analyze the evolution
of a Fashion System among the most complex and articulated. MFD proposes
an integrated approach between creative, cultural, productive and marketing
aspects. This is possible through a constant dialogue with the experts operating
in those sectors. The final objective is to contribute to the development
of professional characters able to successfully express their own creativity
and to face in an adequate way the evolution of the challenges present in
the field. Domus Academy's Master in Accessories
Design grows out of the 20 years of teaching experience accumulated in our
Fashion Design program.
Dysonna On Stage :
Start or advance your career in FASHION! Dysonna On Stage is a continuing
education of the arts school in Los Angeles, offering classes and special
events in beauty, fashion, theater, art, music, and writing. All classes
are taught by professionals in the industry. They
offer affordable tuition rates starting at $40 per class. Visit
their web site for class listings and more information.
Address: 169 N. La Brea Ave., Suite D Los
Angeles, CA 90036 (323) 692-0630 fax (323) 692-1407 e-mail:
Academy: 1st EuropeanFashionAcademy in South America Address: EUROPEANFASHIONACADEMY
822, Avenida de Mayo, C 1084 AAQ Buenos Aires/Argentina
Academy (Chicago): offering you professional Basic Sewing, Tailoring
and Pattern Making classes, at a very reasonable cost
Fashion Careers of California
College (FCC College): is a private postsecondary business school founded
to provide a postsecondary, collegiate-level education for students seeking
successful careers in the fashion industry. Fashion Careers of California
College has developed degree and certificate programs to train students
entering in a fashion career.
Fashion Design Center (Cairo)
international academy design school that offers a high quality fashion design
course, fashion stylist course and vocational fashion design course. The
courses are based on Italian fashion design school. After many years
of experience the Fashion Design School in Cairo, currently under the Ministry
of Industry and Technological Development, is collaborating with one of
the most famous institutes in Milan (Italy), Istituto di Moda Burgo, which
thanks to 40 years experience has made possible to establish a new branch
in Cairo in order to create new professional expert in the Fashion Field.
The Fashion Institute
of Design and Merchandising (FIDM): The purpose
of The Fashion Institute of Design & Merchandising is to provide a post-secondary
education leading to an Associate of Arts degree in Apparel Manufacturing
Management, Cosmetics & Fragrance Merchandising, Fashion Design, Graphic
Design, Interior Design, Merchandise Marketing, Textile Design, Theatre
Costume and Visual Communications.
Fashion Institute of Technology
the Fashion Institute of Technology, a variety of exceptional programs are
offered in two divisions: Art and Design and Business and Technology. But
there's more to it than that. It has to do with FIT's philosophy. All of
their students gain real-world experience that prepares them for a career.
you could say that an FIT education is about learning the creative approach
to business and the business of being creative. Located in the center or
New York City.
GA Tech School of Textile & Fiber
Engineering: The School revolves around the connected concepts of engineered
fibrous structures and polymers. Wherever a fiber exists in a structured
form, be it a stadium roof, a geotextile, a nonwoven, a composite or a piece
of apparel, we are involved. The faculty is dynamic, broad based and progressive,
and evenly balanced between engineers, chemists and physicists.
Graften Academy (Ireland):
The Grafton Academy of Dress Designing was the first Fashion Design College
in Ireland, founded in 1939 by Pauline Clotworthy, a pioneer in the Irish
Fashion Industry. Located in a Georgian Building, overlooking the Grand
Canal, near Baggot Street Bridge, Dublin 2, the college is within easy reach
of the city centres' main shopping areas, Temple Bar, Theatres and Art Galleries.
The Grafton Academy is a small private and vibrant college with a very direct
and practical approach to training for the Clothing Trade and Associated
Industries. The Grafton Academy offers a 3 year professional Diploma full-time
day course in Fashion Design. The Grafton Academy bases its' reputation
on a very practical training which equips the graduate with skills and techniques
for the garment industry, world-wide. Manufacturers apply to the college
for graduates as Designers and Assistant Designers, Patternmakers for all
areas of Fashion, from high street fashion, corporate wear, sportswear,
lingerie, garments for advertising, television and theatre, fashion writers,
stylists and buyers.
Hesser College : Hesser's Graphic Design Associate
Degree program gives students, who have an artistic flair and aesthetic
eye, a well-balanced and comprehensive course of study which best prepares
them for entry-level positions in the field. The traditional art foundations
of design, color & typography, blended with the latest electronic technology,
and refined by a core liberal studies base, will enable each graduate to
become a competent, efficient, professional graphic designer.This college
is located in Manchester, New Hampshire.
Institute of Textile & Apparel: Its missions are to enhance the
communications among the academic, professional and manufacturers throughout
the world. The institution tries to improve the academic and professional
standards of its members through organizing courses, forum and seminars,
and publishing professional journal and newsletter. Its overall aim
is to help and maintain the competitiveness of the industry and to prosper
the economy of Hong Kong. It is their honor to contribute to the development
of the textile and apparel industry.
Humber College (Canada): This four semester program trains students to work in the exciting and
ever-changing fashion industry. The Fashion Program at Humber is unique.
Unlike other programs, it focuses on the promotional aspects of the fashion
industry. By combining both practical and theoretical knowledge, students
learn to carry projects from the research and proposal stages through to
implementation. Graduates are able to produce fashion shows, plan trunk
shows and product launches, forecast fashion trends, and organize all aspects
of styling a fashion photo shoot.
IADT Las Vegaswas
established to bring the Academy's Fashion Design, Interior Design, &
Visual Communication programs to students in the Las Vegas area.
They can help you turn your natural talent into
the kind of skills that could get you an exciting
job in Fashion Design, Interior Design, Web Design or Computer Graphics
International Academy of Design & Technology - SchaumburgThe Fashion Design curriculum integrates the changing face
of the global fashion industry with conventional skills, giving a well-rounded
background to both fashion novices and those with an established background.
Students in this program will study a combination of traditional techniques
as well as computer-based design, pattern drafting and manufacturing
to stay current with innovations in the field.
Academy of Design & Technology - Tampa The
International Academy's Program in Fashion Design and marketing is demanding,
technical, comprehensive, and industry-current. Students can gain a
solid foundation in fashion illustration, pattern drafting, design,
draping, clothing construction, textiles, fashion history and production
techniques. All of the instruction is presented using industrial grade
equipment in spacious and comfortable facilities built for optimum fashion
design. Students are encouraged to realize their potential with inspiration
provided by visiting designers and artisans with local and/or international
reputations who conduct special lectures and workshops. The fashion
design curriculum is a sound educational program with a particular mission
of service to the fashion and related professions and industry. The
fashion design department works diligently to achieve the following
objectives: prepare students for professional careers, develop creative
individual thinking, develop in its students a sense of uniqueness.
A balanced curriculum can provide students with the expertise to design
and communicate their ideas combining theoretical elements of design
with creative and practical approaches to the solution of problems pertaining
to the functional quality of marketable products. Students may receive
an Associate of Science degree in Fashion Design and Marketing or a
Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in Fashion Design and Marketing.
(China): is a French fashion school established in Shanghai since
2002, it prides itself in being the first Sino-French joint venture in fashion
education to be approved by the Chinese government. Today, it has become
the leading fashion design school in China and the only one that proves
its dedication to fashion by using the best professional instructors from
France; offering Bachelor's and Master's programs and counting over 800
students. As for our French campus, Through its alliance with AICP (Academie
Internationale de Coupe de Paris), IFA Paris is able to take advantage of
an ancient tradition in pattern making & draping, dating back to 1830.
While IFA Paris primary focus is on design, looking at both Parisian and
international styles and trends, AICP has, in itself, also contributed to
the fashion world by developing its own method of patternmaking and draping.
The campus finds itself located in Paris 15th arrondisement. The alliance
of IFA Paris and AICP rely on the vast experience of its Academic Committee,
composed exclusively of the most respected professionals from France's leading
haute couture and ready-to-wear houses including Yves Saint-Laurent's Manager
of Pattern Making and John Galliano's Manager of Women's Collections.
Institut Francais de la Mode (IFM) (France):The Institut Franais de la Mode (IFM) was established
in 1986 as a center for education and expertise for professionals in the
textile and fashion industry. It is involved in two major fields of activity:
the Education Division and the Economic Trends and Market Research Division.
The Education Division is structured around the two post-graduate programs
(in management and fashion design) as well as the Professional Training
programs and the Publishing Department. The Textile and Fashion Management
Post-graduate Program (French government classification level 1), which
received Master of Science accreditation (MSc) through the University of
Southampton, focuses on de-compartmentalization between functions and disciplines,
close contact with the industry and internationalization. Nearly 700 alumni
who have graduated from this program hold high-level jobs across the whole
sector. The International Fashion Design Post-graduate Program, the first
post-graduate program of its kind in France, started in January 2000 and
is training tomorrow's fashion designers and art directors. Assimilating
the fabrication process and the demands of management without losing the
power of the creative idea is the essential ambition of this program. Every
year approximately 1000 trainees from more than 200 companies participate
in the Professional Training Department's inter-company, in-house and custom-designed
corporate training seminars. In addition, IFM holds conferences and seminars
annually on strategic contemporary topics.
The Illinois Institute of
Art : this college offers fashion design, fashion
production and fashion marketing & management courses. They have
campuses in Chicago and Schaumberg.
Indiana University: they have courses for Apparel Merchandising and
Interior Design. Apparel Merchandising encompasses a variety of fields,
such as design, marketing, product development, historical apparel, fashion
and costume construction.
Institute of Textiles and Clothing
(Hong Kong): the first institute of The Hong Kong Polytechnic University,
was formally established in December 1977 as a result of the reorganization
of the former Department of Textile Industries. Throughout the years, the
Institute has maintained the sole role in the provision of textile and clothing
education in the tertiary education sector.
Institut Suprieur Textile
d'Alsace [ISTA] (France): since 1986 ISTA has offered a sandwich course to train graduates
from 2 yr after BAC to 4 years after BAC for professions in textiles, clothing
and retailing. As well as training Product Managers in the textile field,
ISTA's course paves the way to several opportunities in marketing, purchasing,
sales and design.
Institute of Textile Technology: The
Institute of textile Technology shall establish and maintain an educational
institution at the graduate level for instruction of students and for research
in literary and scientific branches of learning. The Institute shall specialize
in scientific instruction, research, and information service in those disciplines
that apply to the material, processes, and technologies for the manufacture
of textiles, their distribution, and use.
Academy of Design & Technology (Canada): The Academy of Design at RCC Institute of Technology
provides a fast track in exciting programs for students in Fashion Design,
Fashion Marketing & Merchandising, Bachelor of Interior Design, Interior
Decorating Diploma, Graphic Design & Interactive Media,and Video Game
Design & Development. Since 1983, the Academy of Design has offered
students a high-energy, hands-on and creative learning environment, mentored
by faculty who are highly successful professionals in their fields.
Istituto di Moda Burgo the
International Fashion School in Italy. Istituto
di Moda Burgo born in 1962, is the most important fashion school in italy,
located in piazza San Babila - Milan is the only fashion school situated
in the golden triangle of fashion .
University Distance Education Kansas State University offers a master's
and a certificate program in Merchandising through distance education.
The programs are designed to give industry professionals and others the
opportunity to gain advanced merchandising knowledge in an interactive online
setting. Students accepted into the program will complete 30 hours of coursework
plus six credit hours of thesis or practicum experience. The K-State merchandising
Master's degree is part of the Great Plains Interactive Distance Education
Alliance. The program is designed to be completed
in a minimum of two years. Graduates of the program may work in areas such
as product development, promotions, and retail management among other opportunities.
Address 13 College Court Building, Manhattan, KS 66506 Phone 785/532-5575,
1-800-622-2KSU Fax 785/532-5637 E-mail
[email protected] Contact:Janice Nikkel
Core coursework includes:
Product Design, Development and Evaluation
Promotional Strategies in Merchandising
Retail theory and Current Practice
Historical and Contemporary issues in Trade
International retail Expansion
Financial Merchandising Implications
Kent State University (KSU): The Fashion School offers two majors: BA in Fashion Design & BS in
Fashion Merchandising. The Fashion School is a great place. The Ohio
Board of Regents has endorsed the Fashion School as a "Center of Excellence"
at Kent State University and in the State of Ohio. As a member of the Council
of Fashion Designers of America (CFDA), we are also recognized as one of
the top Fashion Schools in the United States. We aspire to be the best American
fashion school, by providing a comprehensive American university experience,
a forward looking and rigorous curriculum in fashion, an aggressive approach
to the use of digital technologies, and access to a broad range of international
and study away experiences.
four-year Bachelor of Applied Design in Fashion Design and Technology degree
program provides a unique integrated study of design, production and marketing
which is essential for career success. Students will develop analytical
and critical thinking skills, creative problem solving abilities and skills
in computers, business, marketing and communications. Comprehensive industry-based
training and an extensive internship are featured. Kwantlen also offers
a two-year Fashion Design and Technology Diploma Program and a one-year
Fashion Marketing Certificate Program. The four-year selective-entry program
is organized into eight semesters with a minimum of 120 credits in total.
The program may be taken on a part-time or full-time basis. Some limitations
apply to part-time studies. The diploma consists of 62.5 credits total.
The focus of the program is on education and training in areas of design,
production, and marketing for the apparel industry. A typical fashion career
requires awareness of market trends, the ability to design for a specific
market, and knowledge of pattern drafting, fit, sewing, costing, and working
with in-house production people or contractors.