Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT)
Located in New York, FIT is one of the top fashion design schools in the world. Boasting an approximate total of 10 000 students in its programs, some notable graduates are Calvin Klein, Michael Kors and Nina Garcia. Optimally located in the Garment District there are many workshops that are offered to students by designers and industry professionals so students get the chance to step into the industry while still studying. Tuition is usually $5200 per year but can reach $12 000 per year for out of state students.
London College of Fashion
The program that stands out for this school is its fashion journalism however all its programs offer something unique and a niche for everyone interested in a career related to fashion. Ranging from beauty therapy to cosmetic science, there are six college campuses located across London so studying at the London College of Fashion will certainly immerse students in its culture and its hoard of opportunities. Famous graduates from this school are Jimmy Choo, Alek Wek and Patrick Cox but tuition fees can go up to $18, 375 for international students.
Royal Academy of Fine Arts
The Royal Academy of Fine Arts is a school known for producing top notch fashion designers. Focused entirely on design, the student count for this school is 150 with tuition costs coming to $825 for international students. However the standard at this school is known for being very high and dropouts are frequent due to the intense workload meted out to students. Top fashion designers produced by this school are Martin Margiela, Haider Ackerman and Bruno Pieters.
Parson’s The New School for Design
Also located in New York’s Garment District, Parson’s can be considered a powerhouse for fashion design. Students don’t just get an experience in the industry; the school is literally seeped in the industry with past famous grads as part of their faculty. Workshops and critiques happen on a frequent basis and students are exposed to endless opportunities for their work to be seen. Famous graduates include Marc Jacobs, Donna Karen and Alexander Wang to name just a few however tuition fees hit the roof at $41 000 per year.
Central St. Martins
Located in the heart of London, it has complete access to industry as well as cultural resources. It is one of the only schools partially funded by the government which means that financially disadvantaged students also have the opportunity to study here. Apart from that the school is the only fashion school to have Style.com archive its runway shows. Some famous graduates are Stella McCartney, Christopher Kane and John Galliano and tuition costs come to approximately $18 375 for international students.