To determine which fashion schools are indeed the Best, college ranking agencies may evaluate a schools program offerings, faculty resources, graduation and retention rates, financial resources, and student selectivity. Peer assessment may be important as well. After evaluating these areas, college ranking organizations such as U.S. News & World Report, Forbes, and Princeton Review will tally the school’s score to determine if it deserves a spot in the rankings. A number of Wisconsin schools often make the cut.
University of Wisconsin-Madison is listed at number 68 on Forbes America's Top Colleges (2013) and the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee made the list as well. Schools such as Milwaukee School of Engineering, Lawrence University, and Marquette University also made the cut. The list features 650 top-tier colleges, universities, and technical schools.
While the Wisconsin’s best schools can be found just about anywhere in the state, some of the best schools for fashion are located in Milwaukee—the state’s largest city. Besides The University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee, some of the best fashion programs are offered at The Art Institute of Wisconsin, Mount Mary College, and more.
Take a look at our list below to review some of the best fashion school programs in Wisconsin and what they have to offer.
Madison Area Technical College - Degrees Offered: A.A.S. Fashion Marketing, Retail Management Certificate, A.A. Interior Design
University of Wisconsin, Madison – Degrees Offered: B.S. Textile & Apparel Design, B.S. Interior Design, M.F.A. Textiles/Fibers, Apparel, Interior Environments, M.S. Design Studies, Ph.D. Design, Textile Science Certificate, Material Culture Certificate
Mount Mary College - Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design with concentrations in Technical Design or Creative Design, B.A. Merchandise Management with a Minor in Business Administration, Fashion Design Certificate, Merchandise Management Certificate, B.A. Interior Design
The Art Institute of Wisconsin – Degrees Offered: B.A. Fashion Design, B.A. Fashion Marketing, B.A. Interior Design
University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Degrees Offered: B.F.A. Fibers, B.F.A. Jewelry & Metalsmithing
Best Fashion School Programs Wisconsin – Other Cities and Towns
University of Wisconsin-Stout, Polytechnic University – Degrees Offered: B.S. Apparel Design and Development with concentrations in Apparel Design, Apparel Development, and Apparel Product Management, M.F.A. Design, Minor in Retailing, Specialization in Color
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