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IFA Paris (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.
The 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 Fashion Design / Apparel Merchandising : 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.
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 .
IstitutoMarangoni (Italy / United Kingdom) Istituto Marangoni is the international fashion school par excellence, with four Schools in the most prestigious venues of international fashion. In Milan, the capital of Made in Italy, in Florence, where fashion, art and tradition meet, in Paris, the home of haute couture, in London, where trends are born and in Shanghai, where fashion is the future, Istituto Marangoni is able to offer different visions of the contemporary fashion system to its students.
Kansas State 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 firstname.lastname@example.org Contact: Janice Nikkel
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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.
Kwantlen: The 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.
Laboratory Institute of Merchandising (LIM): [New York]: Bachelor and Associate degrees are offered in both Fashion Merchandising and Marketing. Students may choose a Visual Merchandising option as well. Students take part in three internship programs during their four-year stay at LIM. Field trips and guest lectures are also unique required courses.
LaSalle College: Studying at LaSalle College's International School of Fashion, Arts and Design offers you competitive, current and high-quality training for you to take your place in the fashion industry. Given the various post-secondary diplomas you may obtain, such as our Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing pre-university diplomas, discover the fashion courses that will shape your career. LaSalle College offers many programs in fashion such as the following:
LISAA - School of Design - trains designers and managers in the fields of animation, video games, interior architecture, design, graphic design and fashion.
London Center of Fashion Studies (United Kingdom): London Center of Fashion Studies: is a well-established international leader in Professional Design, Merchandising and Technical Training for the Clothing Industry. The College works with Middlesex University to provide internationally recognised qualifications and offers the UK's most up to date, industry relevant, day and evening courses. Their courses are suitable for people wishing to start their own fashion business or find a fulfilling job within the Fashion Industry. A team of highly motivated, qualified lecturers of national and international repute offer years of experience in designing, pattern cutting, grading and merchandising for the clothing industry to both students and professionals.
London College of Fashion: specialist college for fashion in the UK, London College of Fashion has an international reputation for design, consultancy and research. Based in the heart of one of the world's greatest cities, the College offers a dynamic environment in which to study fashion. London College of Fashion is the only college in the UK to specialise in fashion education, research and consultancy. With an international reputation for fashion education, we offer a unique portfolio of courses from fashion design and technology, management and marketing to communication, promotion and image creation. Our aim is to reflect the breadth of opportunity available in this vibrant, ever-changing industry. The college's reputation for excellence has been further enhanced by our merger with the prestigious Cordwainers College - with its century-old reputation as the leading provider of training and education in footwear and accessories.
MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty & Print: Located in Hollywood, California, the MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty & Print is the creation of world renown makeup artist and author Margaret Kimura. The MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty & Print provides a unique experience for novices, students and professionals who want a makeup school, photography school, print hair styling school or fashion modeling school to help them excel in Fashion, Film, Television, Runway and Print. Ideally located in the heart of the entertainment industry, MKC Academy of Fashion, Beauty & Print is just a short drive from Universal Studios, Warner Bros., Disney Studios, and the world-famous Hollywood sign. With the unique opportunity to work along side and network with the exact artists you will be working with in the real world is a dynamic, creative experience and the beginning of many long term professional relationships. Experience the difference that is MKC! Adress: 3603 Seneca Avenue Los Angeles, CA 90039 877-798-1785 877-798-1785 e-mail: email@example.com Contact: Mike Heymann
Meredith College: Meredith's fashion merchandising and design program offers you exposure to the fashion industry. Graduates of Meredith's fashion program are prepared for careers in fashion merchandising or fashion design, graduate school, community involvement and global citizenship Through rigorous service learning, study abroad and experiential learning, you will be challenged to strengthen your talents and intellectual skills, expand your knowledge, increase understanding and then apply what you have learned for personal and professional success, for the betterment of your families and communities, and for the greater good of humankind. Fashion merchandising and design students may concentrate in either merchandising or design, depending on their desired careers, abilities and personal interests.
Middle Tennessee State University: The Textiles, Merchandising, and Design curriculum at Middle Tennessee State University is designed to give students in-depth knowledge and skills necessary for a variety of professional careers in the fashion industry. A major in Textiles, Merchandising, and Design with an emphasis in fashion merchandising may lead to employment in areas of retailing, visual merchandising, promotion, wholesaling, or consulting. The demand for graduates with such skills continues to grow. A USDA report indicates that there is a large unmet demand for professionals in the fashion business in the USA and that this demand will escalate during the coming years. Students selecting the apparel design emphasis may be employed in some of the same areas or may have careers as fashion designers or patternmakers with apparel manufacturers. The apparel design emphasis is a result of routine requests from potential employers as well as requests from current and potential students. Since relatively few design programs exist in the Southeast where many apparel manufacturers have moved in the last few years, the Department of Human Sciences at MTSU added the design emphasis to take advantage of this potential market.
Missouri State University Department of Fashion & Interior Design: Through the Missouri State FID and FCS Education programs, you will experience a culturally diverse environment and a department proud to offer programs leading to your success. You will be prepared to excel in a number of situations, and be able to provide creative leadership. In a supportive, hands-on environment, you will learn about culture, art, theory, and process and product development in a program specially designed for you. An FID or FCS Education degree from Missouri State University provides you with the tools to be a creative, passionate, diverse and socially responsible professional. An education in Fashion, Interior Design or Family and Consumer Sciences offers you a wide array of career opportunities. Positions range from K-12 education, commercial-level furniture design, historic preservation, to owning a design firm.
Montclair Fashion Studies BA (New Jersey): The Big Picture: The Bachelor of Arts, or BA, in Fashion Studies program focuses on the evolving field and multi-billion dollar industry involved in the design, production, and sale of fashion products. Majors explore the many facets of fashion while learning to analyze and identify consumer needs and determine how a dynamic and complex industry meets these needs. Graduates pursue careers in fashion manufacturing, merchandising, management, and/or marketing of products and services.
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