San Francisco

List of San Francisco area schools offering degree programs in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, and more.

Sf State

The city of San Francisco is a great place to study fashion design.   With a new focus on sustainability in design, there is nowhere more at the forefront of sustainable fashion than SF.   The city offers spectacular architecture and art, and stunning ocean and bay views, where one can draw inspiration.  Aspiring designers can also find internships in the city to get firsthand experience in the fashion business.

City College of San Francisco

City College of San Francisco: Fashion Merchandising/ Fashion Design
San Francisco, California
Fashion Department

The fashion department at City College of San Francisco offers a variety of credit and non-credit courses in fashion merchandising and design to prepare students for entry into a university fashion program, to assist individuals seeking professional development, and to provide fulfilling classes for individuals with a personal interest in fashion and design. Students have the opportunity to gain real world experience by participating in professional projects in the fashion industry, which allows them to use state of the art technology and become valuable assets in the workforce. A primary goal of the fashion program is to develop students’ skills in communication, problem solving, and teamwork, and to provide them with the theoretical and technical background they need to be successful in today’s fashion industry.

Academy of Art University San Francisco

Academy of Art University: Fashion Design, Knitwear, Merchandising, Textile Design, Visual Merchandising/ Specialty Tracks: Textiles & Menswear.  
San Francisco, California
School of Fashion

The School of Fashion offers an up-to-date curriculum taught in different settings to promote student success, including traditional classroom instruction, personalized studies programs, in the studio, and online courses. Academy of Art University supports students in fostering connections with fashion-related companies, where they can collaborate on industry projects, competitions, and sponsorships. The School of Fashion offers networking possibilities with recruiters who help students find internships and jobs. For students interested in pursuing a fashion degree online, Academy of Art University offers the online School of Fashion, which accommodates more personalized directed-studies.

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco: Fashion Design/ Fashion Marketing/ Fashion Marketing & Management.
Department of Fashion Design & Department of Fashion Marketing & Management

The Art Institute of California—San Francisco places heavy emphasis on giving students the knowledge and resources they need to find employment in the fashion industry. The Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, and Fashion Marketing & Management curriculums are also structured to allow individuals to develop good communications skills for fashion-related positions. As a technically focused school, The Art Institute of California grants students access to state of the art equipment and software, giving them experience with the same technical resources used by professionals.