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There is no place like New York City to get you ready for a career in fashion. It is recognized as the epicenter of the fashion universe from design to distribution. Getting your training here ensures you’ll receive a world class education.

Fashion and Design Programs

The City of New York attracts the top talent from around the world. Explore the wide variety of education opportunities for all levels of scholarship.

The Art Institute of New York City, Fashion Design Program
11 Beach Street
New York, NY 10013
Offers an Associate’s degree in Applied Science with a concentration in Fashion Design; also has programs in Graphic and Web Design, Video Production and Interior Design.

Berkeley College–New York, Fashion Marketing and Management
3 East 43 Street
New York, NY 10017
Offers both Bachelor’s and Associate’s degrees in Fashion Marketing and Management.

Fashion Institute of Technology
227 W. 27th St.
New York, NY 10001-5992
Located in the heart of New York’s Fashion District, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) is a selective State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, design, business, and technology.  FIT serves 10,000 full- and part-time students in 43 majors leading to AAS, BFA, BS, MA, and MPS degrees, including Accessories Design, Advertising and Marketing Communications, Computer Animation and Interactive Media, Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising Management, International Trade and Marketing, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Menswear Design, Packaging Design, Production Management, Textile/Surface Design, and Toy Design.

LIM College
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
The nation’s only college focused solely on the business of fashion offers bachelor’s degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing, and Management and an Associate degree in Fashion Merchandising. Professional Certificate programs are available and LIM College is also home to the only MBA program in the U.S. with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship.

New York School of Design, Fashion Design Programs
45 West 34th Street, Suite 501
New York, NY 10001
Offers curricula in Fashion Design, Fashion Technical Design, Fashion Production, CAD for Fashion Design and Portfolio Design.

Parsons The New School for Design, Fashion Programs
66 5th Avenue
New York, NY 10011
The internationally respected design school offers Associate’s degrees in Fashion Design and Fashion Marketing.  Bachelor’s degrees in Fashion Design and certificate programs in Fashion Design for working professionals..  Parsons also offers  MA in fashion studies and Fashion Design and Society (MFA).

Pratt Institute–Brooklyn, Fashion Design
200 Willoughby Avenue
Brooklyn, NY 11205
144 West 14th Street
New York, NY 10011
Boasts both a Bachelor’s program and continuing education courses in Fashion Design, offered in concert with other departments in the school for an inventive, interdisciplinary approach.

Wood TobĂ©–Coburn School, Fashion Design Program
8 East 40th Street
New York, NY 10016
The school’s Business and Fashion program offers concentrations in Fashion Design and Merchandising, as well as in related areas including Accounting, Office Administration, and Travel and Hospitality.

Continuing Education

NYC has an extensive network of continuing education opportunities for fashion professionals looking to expand their skills and for individuals interested in making a career change.

CFDA series
The Council’s Masters program awards graduates of the nation’s top design schools paid internships with designers, design firms and retail establishments. The Council also sponsors “Business of Fashion” panels to educate and inform members of the design community. Past speakers include Nicole Miller, Zac Posen, Narciso Rodriguez and Nanette Lepore, as well as representatives from Saks, Barneys and Vogue.

Fashion Institute of Technology
FIT’s popular School of Continuing and Professional Studies offers evening and weekend degree, certificate, and noncredit classes for students and working professionals alike.
LIM College
12 East 53rd Street
New York, NY 10022
LIM College offers Professional Certificate programs for fashion industry professionals. Credit (undergraduate)certificates are available in Visual Merchandising, Event Planning and Retail Management: Buying and Planning and Advanced (graduate) Certificates are offered in Entrepreneurship and Fashion Management.  A program that allows associate degree recipients to earn bachelor's degrees in Fashion Merchandising in a flexible format that incorporates receiving credit for work/life experience along with traditional and online courses is also available.

Fashion Sourcing Network
The Fashion Sourcing Network provides technical assistance and training services to management and production personnel. Programs are designed to help firms adopt successful business strategies, modern technologies, and the most efficient production methods

Executive Education Opportunities

With every industry today under pressure to stay ahead of what once was, NYC offers an extensive array of Executive Education training programs to keep busy fashion executives abreast of the latest innovations.

Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
FIT's School of Graduate Studies offers masters degrees in Art Market Principles and Practices; Fashion and Textile Studies: History, Theory, Museum Practice; Exhibition Design; and Illustration, as well as Masters of Professional Studies degrees in Global Fashion Management and Cosmetics and Fragrance Marketing and Management. In addition, the school offers programming in advanced management, women’s leadership, and specialized study for intimate apparel professionals.

LIM College
With concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, LIM College’s Master of Business Administration (MBA) program educates students in advanced concepts and theories of management, leadership, and entrepreneurship within the context of global challenges and specifically for the application of those theories within the business of fashion. This program is designed for working fashion industry professionals, as well as for international professionals and entrepreneurs.

Pratt Institute
Pratt’s Design Management Program is a two-year program combining design and business education for an executive education experience that focuses on strategic management for a number of design industries. The program leads to a Master of Professional Studies degree.


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