Top 20 schools For Fashion • 1. PARSONS, THE NEW SCHOOL FOR DESIGN 2. FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY 3. PRATT 4. KENT STATE UNIVERSITY 5. ACADEMY OF ART UNIVERSITY 6. SAVANNAH COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN 7. RHODE ISLAND SCHOOL OF DESIGN 8. DREXEL UNIVERSITY 9. OTIS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN 10. COLUMBUS COLLEGE OF ART AND DESIGN 11. CALIFORNIA COLLEGE OF ARTS 12. UNIVERSITY OF CINCINNATI 13. FASHION INSTITUTE OF DESIGN AND MERCHANDISING 14. SCHOOL OF THE ART INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO 15. MASSACHUSETTS COLLEGE OF ART 16. OREGON STATE UNIVERSITY 17. UNIVERSITY OF MISSOURI 18. COLUMBIA COLLEGE 19. BAYLOR UNIVERSITY 20. LIM COLLEGE
What does a Fashion Designer do? • As a designer, you have your hands in every step, from sketching the designs, overseeing pattern making, choosing fabric, buttons and trim, and managing the production process. Designers are also involved in directing fashion shows, as well as advertising and marketing campaigns, and working with models, stylists, makeup artists, hairdressers, photographers and event planners to execute their vision and build their brand personality.
What are career opportunities? • Positions in apparel manufacturing including design, production or marketing • Costume designer for film, theatre or television • Entrepreneur with fashion design company • Accessories (footwear, jewelry, etc.) designer • Wardrobe consulting • Curatorial/conservation work