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Best Fashion Programs in Virginia

Written by FS StaffAugust 14, 2013
Virginia

Are they selective? What kinds of financial assistance do they offer? Are the instructors successful in their respective fields? College ranking organizations such as Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, and Forbes may consider these questions and more to determine which schools deserve to be named one of “America’s Best Schools.” Other considerations may include everything from peer assessment and graduation and retention rates to faculty resources.

According to the most recent report by the Institute of Education Sciences (IES), Virginia is now home to 129 Title IV degree-granting institutions. A number of Virginia schools scored high in the areas listed above and many of these schools offer top-rated fashion programs. Just a few of the state’s best fashion programs can be found at technical schools such as Virginia Tech University, at art schools such as The Art Institute of Washington, Arlington, and even at traditional universities such as Virginia Commonwealth University (VCU).

Browse through our list below to review some of the best fashion programs in Virginia and what they have to offer.

Best Fashion School Programs Virginia – Major Cities

Arlington
Marymount University – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design, B.A. Fashion Merchandising, B.A. Interior Design

Arlington
The Art Institute of Washington, Arlington – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Retailing Diploma, B.F.A. Interior Design

Richmond
Virginia Commonwealth University – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Merchandising, B.F.A. Fashion Design, M.F.A. Fine Arts with Specializations in Fibers and Jewelry & Metalworking

Virginia Beach
The Art Institute of Virginia Beach – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Retailing Diploma, B.F.A. Interior Design

Best Fashion School Programs Virginia – Other Cities and Towns

Annandale
Northern Virginia Community College
Degrees Offered: Retail Management Career Studies Certificate, A.A.S. Interior Design

Blacksburg
Virginia Tech University – Degrees Offered: B.S. with options in Apparel Product Development or Merchandising Management

Radford
Radford University – Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fashion Design, B.S. Design Culture, B.S. Design Management, B.S. Merchandising for Design, Minor Design Appreciation, M.F.A. Design Thinking, B.F.A. Interior Design

Sterling/Dulles
The Art Institute of Washington, Northern Virginia – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion & Retail Management, Fashion Retailing Diploma, B.F.A. Interior Design

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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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