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Best Fashion Programs in Ohio

Written by FS StaffAugust 5, 2013

The nation’s best schools have many things in common. They offer a wide variety of programs, they have excellent graduation and retention rates, and they are very selective. Financial resources, positive peer assessment, and an excellent student/teacher ratio are other things these schools have in common. A large number of Ohio schools rank among America’s Best and many even offer some of the nation’s best fashion programs.

Ohio’s best fashion schools can be found big cities like Columbus and Cincinnati and in smaller cities such as Kent and Pepper Pike. Just a few of the state’s best schools for fashion are Columbus College of Art and Design, Virginia Marti College of Art and Design, and Ohio University.

Continue reading to find out which Ohio schools are the best of the best and what they have to offer.

Best Fashion School Programs Ohio – Major Cities

University of Akron – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Merchandising with specialization tracks in Apparel, Fiber Arts, and Home Furnishings, M.A. Family and Consumer Sciences, Clothing, Textiles, and Interiors, B.A. Interior Design

The Art Institute of Ohio, Cincinnati – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Marketing, A.A.S. Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Retailing Diploma, A.A.S. Interior Design, B.F.A. Interior Design

University of Cincinnati
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Design, Master of Design with a focus in Product Development, Fashion Studies Minor, B.S. Interior Design

Columbus College of Art and Design – Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Design, B.F.A. Interior Design, B.F.A. Illustration, Minor Fashion Design, Minor Design History

Ohio State University
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion and Retail Studies, M.S. Fashion and Retail Studies, Ph.D. Fashion and Retail Studies

Youngstown State University – Degrees Offered: B.S.A.S. Merchandising with a concentration in Fashion or Interiors; A.A.S. Accessories Design, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising Management, Interior Design, Jewelry Design, Manufacturing Management: Apparel Products and Related Industries, Textile Development or Marketing or Textile/Surface Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York (F.I.T)

Best Fashion School Programs Ohio – Other Cities and Towns

Ohio University
Degrees Offered: B.S. Retail Merchandising, B.S. Fashion Product Development, M.S. Apparel, Textiles, and Merchandising

Ashland University
Degrees Offered: B.S. Fashion Merchandising

Bowling Green
Bowling Green State University
Degrees Offered: B.S. Apparel Merchandising & Product Development with a Marketing Option or enrollment in the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), which leads to an A.A.S. in Textile Development and Marketing or Advertising and Communications.

Kent State University – Degrees Offered: B.A. in Fashion Design, B.S. Fashion Merchandising. Focus areas include Conceptual Design and Technical Design & Production

Virginia Marti College of Art and Design – Degrees Offered: A.A.B. Fashion Design, A.A.B. Fashion Merchandising, A.A.B. Interior Design, Millinery Certificate

Pepper Pike
Ursuline College
Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design, B.A. Fashion Merchandising, A.A.S. Fashion Design from the Fashion Institute of Technology, NY (F.I.T), A.A.S Fashion Merchandising from F.I.T

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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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