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Best Fashion Programs in Indiana

Written by FS StaffAugust 20, 2013

How tough is the application process? Do most students graduate within 4 to 5 years? Are the classes crowded or comfortable in size? These are just a few of the questions college ranking agencies ask to determine which schools are the best of the best. These agencies might also consider financial resources, program offerings, peer assessment, and student selectivity. Just a few of the top college ranking agencies and organizations include Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Businessweek.

The most recent Institute of Education Sciences (IES) report state’s that Indiana is home to 109 Title IV degree-granting schools. Many of these schools offer programs for aspiring artists and designers—including fashion designers. They can be found in major cities such as Indianapolis and Fort Wayne, and smaller cites and towns such as Terre Haute and West Lafayette.

Just a few of the state’s best schools include Ball State University in Muncie, Purdue University in West Lafayette, and Indiana University-Bloomington. Browse through our list below to review some of the best fashion school programs in Indiana and find out what they have to offer.

Best Fashion School Programs Indiana - Major Cities

Indiana University Bloomington - Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design, B.S. Apparel Merchandising, M.S. Apparel Merchandising, M.A.T./M.F.A Textiles, B.S. Interior Design

Fort Wayne
Indiana Institute of Technology - Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Marketing and Management

Art Institute of Indianapolis – Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion & Retail Management, B.S. Fashion Design, B.S. Interior Design

Harrison College - Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Merchandising, A.S. Fashion Merchandising

Ball State University - Degrees Offered: B.S. Apparel Design, B.S. Fashion Merchandising, B.S. Interior Design

Best Fashion School Programs Indiana – Other Cities and Towns

Terre Haute
Indiana State University - Degrees Offered: B.A. and B.S. in Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising

Vincennes University - Degrees Offered: A.S. Family and Consumer Sciences with a concentration in Fashion or Interior Design

West Lafayette
Purdue University - Degrees Offered:  B.S. Apparel Design and Technology

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Did You Know.... Academy of Art University’s School of Fashion offers BFA's in Fashion, Fashion Merchandising, Textile Design, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Styling, Costume Design, and Fashion Product Development. Learn more.

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