Summer is the season to see and be seen, so fashion is on everyone’s radar. Fashion events are happening at every turn and the world’s next generation of fashion designers are preparing for a buzzing fall semester which promises to be the beginning of an academic year filled with fashion shows, internships, speaker series, overseas experiences, and much more. What’s even more exciting is the launch of several fresh new fashion programs at some of the nation’s most prestigious universities.
We are very excited to announce that Arizona State University’s Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts, SUNY’s Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), and NYU Stern have launched several new fashion programs that everyone should to know about. The programs have everything covered from those looking to study the art of fashion design to those interested in both fashion and the business side of the industry. Each program promises to bring something different to the table and all are accepting applications now.
Take a look at our fashion program news for July 2017!
Arizona State University – Tempe, Arizona
Arizona State University (ASU) has announced that beginning in Fall 2017, students will be able to major in fashion through the School of Art by taking classes across the Herberger Institute for Design and the Arts. Topics will range from fibers and wearable technology to interior design. Per ASU, the program “combines history, business practices and hands-on studio experience to prepare students for a variety of roles in this important industry. This program is distinguished from other fashion programs in the U.S. through its integration with other research disciplines in the university.”
The Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fashion will allow students to pursue tracks in Marketing and Merchandising, Costuming, Wearable Technology, Sustainability, Management and Leadership, International Experience, and Fashion and Culture. Students will develop a “substantial” project within their focus track in the capstone experience. ASU Herberger Institute of Art and Design also offers a Minor in Fashion. Applications for Fall 2017 are currently being accepted.
Arizona State University was established in 1885 as a teachers college. One of six ASU campuses, the school has the largest population of students in the system. Nearly 52,000 students at ASU Tempe are enrolled in more than 800 degree programs, certificates, and majors across 17 colleges and schools. ASU Herberger Institute offers 125+ degrees across the Schools of Art; Arts, Media and Engineering; Design; Film, Dance and Theatre; Music, and the ASU Art Museum.
All ASU undergraduate and graduate academic programs are fully accredited by the North Central Association Higher Learning Commission (HLC). Though several programs offered through the Herberger Institute have been accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design (NASAD), the fashion program is still in development and not yet NASAD-accredited.
Fashion Institute of Technology/SUNY Korea – New York, New York/Songdo, Korea
This Fall, the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT) will become the second State University of New York (SUNY) institution to offer degree programs at SUNY Korea in Songdo—the country’s only “smart city.” The FIT programs offered will be Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management. Both programs will lead to an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree. Per the school, “Fashion Design is one of the earliest programs ever offered by the college; the Fashion Business Management program is the oldest and largest program of its kind in the United States, providing students a comprehensive business curriculum focused on the fashion industry.”
Graduates of the new AAS programs may apply to FIT’s bachelor’s degree programs in New York. Fashion Design students also have the option of applying to FIT’s program in Milan. Classes for the AAS programs will begin on August 25, 2017. Though the application deadline has passed for Fall entry, students may begin applying for 2018 today.
SUNY Korea was established in March 2012. In addition to the new Fashion Design and Fashion Business Management from Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), the school offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in Computer Science, Mechanical Engineering, Technological Systems Management, Applied Mathematics and Statistics, and Business Management from Stony Brook University (SBU).
FIT is an internationally recognized college for design, art, fashion, business, and communications. The school opened in 1944 with just 100 students. Today FIT offers dozens of programs to a population of more than 10,000 students, across four schools and the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies. Fashion Institute of Technology is accredited by the Commission on Higher Education of the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCHE), the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, and the Council for Interior Design Accreditation.
New York University Stern School of Business – New York, New York
New York University Stern School of Business (NYU Stern) has launched a focused one-year program—the Fashion & Luxury MBA. The program highlights three areas: Focus, Immersion, and an Accelerated Pace. Per the school, the focused business core, plus specialized courses will “sharpen” students’ business skills and the immersive nature of the program will help students “gain practical experience and forge industry connections across global fashion capitals.” The accelerated program is full-time and runs from May to May, which will “maximize” students “time and financial investment.”
The 51-credit curriculum includes courses such as Leadership, Strategy, Corporate Finance, Business Communication, Retail Strategy, Pricing, Luxury Marketing, Next Gen Fashion, Consumer Behavior, and E-Commerce Strategy.
Besides an innovative curriculum, the program highlights the newly formed NYU Fashion Lab Advisory Board and experiential learning through “built-in industry projects.” The Board is composed of “experts from top companies in fashion and luxury” including Ron Faris (GM, Nike NYC Digital Studio), Alexis Maybank (Founder, Gilt Group), Stephanie Winston Wolkoff
“President and CEO of SWW Creative; Founding Fashion Director for Lincoln Center; Former Director of Special Events and Special Projects for Vogue Magazine; Co-creator and Executive Producer of the Style Awards), and many others.
The NYU Stern Fashion & Luxury MBA program is currently accepting applications for Fall 2017 and Spring 2018.
NYU Stern was established in 1900 as the School of Commerce, Finance, and Accounting. It is one of the most selective business schools in the nation with a global alumni community living in more than 125 countries around the world. The school serves more than 5,400 students enrolled in dozens of BS, MS, MBA, and PhD programs. NYU Stern is accredited by the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business International (AACSB).
New York University was founded in 1831 and is now one of the largest private universities in the U.S. The school has grown from a student body of 158 to an enrollment of more than 50,000 students at five major centers in Manhattan and in sites in Africa, Asia, Europe, and South America. NYU offers more than 400 programs across 18 schools and colleges and it is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). The school also has more than 25 additional accreditations by school and/or program.