FASHION INSTITUTE OF TECHNOLOGY (FIT) : New York, USA
Official Mailing Address:Seventh Avenue at 27 Street, 227 W. 27th St., New York, NY 10001 – 5992
General Information: 212 217.7999 Admissions : 212 217.3760
Programs: Design, Business, Marketing, Illustration, Styling.
Number of Students: 10,000 overall students
Tuition: $3,034/semester for New York residents; $8,185/semester for out-of-state residents
Misc: Very comprehensive programs, part of the SUNY.
Famous Grads: Reem Acra, Francisco Costa, Nina Garcia, Carolina Herrera, Calvin Klein, Michael Kors, Nanette Lepore, Ralph Rucci
About US: We’re New York City’s internationally recognized college for design, fashion, art, communications, and business.
FIT takes innovation to skyscraper heights. When you enroll at FIT, you join a long line of ambitious, energetic pacesetters. We have a tradition of teaching and inspiring emerging leaders, which arises from a powerful blend of:
- a rigorous liberal arts foundation coupled with a real-world curriculum and hands-on instruction
- a worldwide network of alumni
- a strong relationship with industry leaders
- a world-class faculty of working professionals
- a direct connection to New York City culture and commerce
A world of opportunity.
What the Students Say: “Each professor has been in the industry and will do everything they can to get you there. I have received internship offers from several professors.” “It’s full of real industry professors with a raw perspective on the behind the scenes.” “It is very technical. It is not very conceptually-driven or oriented, particularly the Fashion Art classes.”
The Bottom Line: In addition to fashion design, FIT offers fashion marketing, business, textiles, visual arts, and countless other fashion-related degrees. The lecture series and FIT museum are exceptional. Valerie Steele, as Chief Curator of the Museum of FIT, gives this school a brainy credibility.
ECOLE DE LA CHAMBER SYNDICAL: Paris, France
Official Mailing address: 119, RUE RÉAUMUR -75002 , PARIS . TEL :01 42 61 00 77 ECOLE@MODEAPARIS.COM
Programs: Fashion Design & Technique
Number of Students: 240 overall students
Tuition: €10,450 ($13,230)
Misc: It’s the school associated with the commission that determines which houses are eligible to be true couture houses.
Famous Grads: André Courreges, Issey Miyake, Valentino, Yves Saint Laurent, Nicole Miller
The Bottom Line: Prestigious French school that offers world-renowned couture classes. They offer baccalaureate-level programs, but often don’t accept some students until after they finish a design course elsewhere first.
About US:Founded in 1927 by the Chambre Syndicale of Haute Couture,The School of the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne is the perfect reflection of what is and has always been central to the work of Couturiers and Designers, in that it offers both the highly skilled technical training their professions require and prepares the ascent of tomorrow’s leading fashion designers.
In Novembre 2010, the Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne School moved into an entirely renovated building brought to life by the designer and couturier Maurizio Galantegiving a whole new look and meaning to the reception area, meeting room and amphitheatre.
Internationally renowned for its training in fashion know-how, the School has gone through various stages of development and now offers :
- A Training Centre for Apprentices,
- Contrats de Professionnalisation courses (Vocational sandwich courses) : A two-year « PATTERN-MAKING » course, started in 2000, and since 2010 a one-year « COUTURE and ALTERATIONS » course.
- A Professional Adult Education centre, opened in 1976, where courses are based on notions of quality and the fall of the garment, fashion culture…
- A four-year course in DESIGN/PATTERN-MAKING, the final qualification of which is classified as a level ll diploma or Masters 1 (Bachelor equivalent).
- A one-year Advanced Design/Pattern-Making course created in 2006 for students who have already done further studies in fashion.
- A summer school programme starting for the first time this coming July 2012.
The following people trained here : AdelineAndré, Alexis Mabille, André Courrèges, Anne Valérie hash, Dominique Sirop, Gilles Rosier, Gustavo Lins, Issey Miyake, Jean Colonna, Jean-Louis Scherrer, Jens Laugesen, Jérôme Lhuillier, Julien Fournié, Karl Lagerfeld, Lars Nilsson, Lefranc.Ferrant, Maxime Simoens, Rabih Kayrouz, Stéphane Rolland, Tom Van Lingen, Tomas Maier, Suzy Menkès, Valentino, Véronique Nichanian, Yves Saint Laurent, …
ROYAL COLLEGE OF ART : London, England
Official Mailing Address: Kensington Gore, London SW7 2EU
General Enqueries: Tel: +44 (0)20 7590 4444 (Main switchboard) Fax: +44 (0)20 7590 4500
Admission: Tel: +44 (0)20 7590 4444 firstname.lastname@example.org Website: http://www.rca.ac.uk
Programs: Fashion Design, Textiles
Number of Students: Less than 100 fashion students
Tuition: £26,900 ($42,000)
Misc: This is a graduate program only!
Famous Grads: Philip Treacy, Erdem Moralioglu, Christopher Bailey, Ossie Clark, Zandra Rhodes
The Bottom Line: A world-renowned graduate fashion design program that places students at the greatest fashion houses, including Prada, Alberta Ferretti, Burberry, Stella McCartney, Marni, Chloe, Celine, Givenchy, COS, Nina Ricci, Louis Vuitton, Balenciaga, Cerrutti and Alexander McQueen.
AbouT US: Discover the world’s most influential, wholly postgraduate university of art and design
The RCA has a distinctive role in preparing its postgraduate students for careers in art, design and the creative sector – indeed the College is widely viewed as a crucible of the creative industries.
Courses are taught by internationally renowned artists, practitioners and theorists, and students have a unique opportunity to study art in a design environment, and design in an art environment. Its concentrated, customised forms of teaching and learning – and dedicated technical facilities and research centres – contribute to an exceptional creative and intellectual environment.
As well as welcoming students from around the world, the College’s global dimension is enhanced through partnerships with leading art and design, cultural and educational institutions and though extensive links with business, both nationally and internationally.
The College’s Royal Charter, granted in 1967, specifies that the purpose of the institution is “to advance learning, knowledge and professional competence particularly in the field of fine arts… through teaching, research and collaboration with industry and commerce”.
Recognised for the outstanding quality of its graduates, the College boasts such note-worthy alumni as Sir James Dyson, Thomas Heatherwick, David Hockney, Tracey Emin, Christopher Bailey, Julien McDonald, Alison Jackson, Idris Khan, David Adjaye, AOC, Suzie Templeton, Sir Ridley Scott – the list goes on.