List of Philadelphia area schools offering degree programs in fashion design, fashion marketing, fashion merchandising, and more.

Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University: Fashion Design, Textile Design
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department of Fashion Design

The Fashion Design program at Philadelphia University provides instruction on all aspects of fashion design and construction, with a special focus on textile materials and design.  Students gain hands-on experience using professional, state-of-the-art equipment for production and design.  Courses of instruction include Fashion Design Problem Solving, Collection Development, and History of Textiles and Costumes.

Drexel University

Drexel University: Fashion Design, Design & Merchandising, Product Design
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department of Fashion & Design & Merchandising

Drexel University’s Fashion Design program combines a six-month Co-op experience with instruction in conceptual design, presentation skills, CAD, and manufacturing procedures.  The program covers all areas of fashion design with small studio classes that simulate the professional world.  The Design & Merchandising program provides instruction in product design, fashion merchandising and creation, marketing, promotion, and distribution.  The Product Design program is a multidisciplinary program with a focus on commercialization, green design, and sustainability.

Philadelphia University

Philadelphia University: Fashion Industry, Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Fashion Industry Management

The Fashion Industry program at Philadelphia University combines textile and apparel courses with instruction in all aspects of business, including finance, economics, and management.  Students learn how a garment is designed and manufactured from choosing the fiber to the finished product while gaining experience in the use of related computer programs in the process. 

The Art Institute of Philadelphia

The Art Institute of Philadelphia: Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing, Visual Merchandising
Philadelphia, Pennsylvania
Department of Fashion Design

The Fashion Design program at The Art Institute of Philadelphia focuses on providing students with a well-rounded education in fashion to develop knowledge and skills in business, design, fashion, technology, and marketing.  Fashion Design students balance creative development with technical skills.  Fashion Marketing students focus on computer technology, advanced-level business, and sales marketing.  Students leave the program with the skills to succeed in various entry level positions in the industry.

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