So do you want to be the next Coco Chanel or Versace? Or you want to be the next you, and make your own mark in a world full or styles, designers and model? It is important that you get the right education in that field; here is a list of the top ten fashion design schools: • Parsons The New School for Design: a school that can claim its fame with names like Donna Karan, Claire McCardell, Narciso Rodrieguez, Marc Jacobs, Derek Lam, Kay Unger and Patrick Robinson; they offer a degree in Bachelor of Fine Arts. The fashion design department of this school is located smack in the center of all fashion activities.
Yes 560 7th Avenue New York City is where the Parsons is. This school, which has been around since 1906, is not in the least old school; they have quite a fashion-computing lab on campus. • Pratt Institute: get a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the Pratt Institute and get a hold on the fashion world. Located at the fashion forward Clinton Hill, this fashion school is just minutes away from swanky Manhattan. • Drexel University: Located in Philly, this school welcomes guests like Oscar de la Renta, Anna Sui, Ralph Lauren, and Betsey Johnson.
Get a great learning experience with their Bachelor of Fine Arts degree, and wow the world with your designs. • Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising: this school is considered one of the best in the world, so far it has had more than 30,000 graduates and the numbers increase every year. You can choose from Associate of Arts, Associate of Arts Professional Designation Degree, and Associate of Arts Advanced Study Degree. And you can learn all this in the midst of fashionable Orange County, San Francisco, San Diego and LA. Academy of Art University: with a motto like ” Fashion is not something that exists in dresses only”, you know this university is about serious business. And if you want to become a fashion designer, product manager, pattern maker, textile designer, fashion buyer or product developer, this school is good for you. You can choose from degrees like Bachelor of Fine Arts, Master of Fine Arts and Personal Enrichment. And if you are not located in San Francisco, worry not you can even opt for online courses. • California College of the Arts: As this school completes 100 years its excellence in the field of fashion only increases.
Its CCA fashion design program is one of only fifteen to be a part of the Council of Fashion Designers of America. With two campuses, one in Potrero hill San Francisco, and the other in Oakland, it offers the best design training in the country. • Kent State University: you can choose one of two fashion courses at this University. Bachelor or Arts in Fashion Design and Bachelor of Science in Fashion Merchandising, you can also opt for an MBA degree in Fashion Merchandising if that’s the way you want to go.
With a notable Alumni like Andrea Ramsey Lauer, Stephanie Will of Estee Lauder and Karen Barbiere of Saks fame, need we say more. • University of Cincinnati: this school can give you the best and advanced training for fashion design. You can focus on Digital design, Product development, Graphic design, and Industrial design. Here the motto is to give the students the best of creativity and technicality. • School of the Art Institute of Chicago: formerly known as the Chicago Academy of Design, this school is great way to keep up with the pulse of the ever changing fashion industry.
This school is the largest museum school partnership in the country and has had students who are now the popular Halston, Gemma Kahng and Cynthia Rowley. • Savannah College of Art and Design: learn everything from fashion sketching, forecasting, promotion to presentation and garment construction. With well equipped sewing studios, computer labs and what not, this school strives to give the best all-round fashion education possible. So whether its Pratt, Parsons or CCA, getting into a good design school is tough but not impossible if you work hard enough to make your dreams come true.