Among the three schools profiled below are a renowned art and design college and fashion institute based in New York City's famous garment district. Each of the three schools offers a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Design; Master of Fine Arts programs can be found at the Savannah College of Art and Design.
1. Columbia College Chicago in Chicago, IL
|School Highlight: The Fashion Studies Department offers multiple, distinct fashion programs to students.|
Columbia College is a private, urban college that offers a B.A. and a B.F.A. in Fashion Design. Available through the Fashion Studies Department, the Fashion Design program combines academic studies with hands-on experiences in design. Departmental facilities include a fashion lab equipped with sewing machines, cutting tables, dress forms and ironing stations.
2. Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, NY
|School Highlight: This is an internationally recognized school for fashion, art and design.|
The fashion design program at the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) has been around since 1944. There is a Fashion Design Program, in addition to graduate programs in Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice and Global Fashion Management. There are also certificates in programs such as Ladies Tailoring, CAD for Fashion Design - Art, Leather Apparel and Sustainable Packaging Design.
3. Savannah College of Art and Design in Savannah, GA
|School Highlight: This school prepares students for leading roles in the global industry of fashion.|
The School of Fashion at the Savannah College of Art and Design offers a Bachelor of Fine Art in Fashion, a Master of Fine Art in Fashion and a Master of Art in Fashion. Additionally, the annual fashion show provides students with the opportunity to show their work to famous designers and the media.
Top Fashion Design Programs
|Columbus College of Art and Design||Students receive a hands-on experience in construction and design||Columbus, OH|
|Howard University||Provides a fashion merchandising program||Washington, DC|
|Moore College of Art and Design||Several majors leading to a BFA degree||Philadelphia, PA|
|Texas Tech University||Fashion camp run by program graduates||Lubbock, TX|
|Washington University||BFA, MFA in Visual Art, Minors in Art & Design||Saint Louis, MO|