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Our Fashion School provides students with a global vision and a faculty of professionals who instruct, inspire and mentor utilizing their technical and design expertise while also encouraging the development of individual style. Students gain practical hands-on experience in their courses enabling them to confidently enter career paths in Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Styling, Merchandising and Visual Merchandising.

Renowned as one of the top fashion design schools in the nation, the School of Fashion provides students with unique opportunities to showcase their work to industry professionals and recruiters at the biannual fashion show at Mercedes-Benz Fashion Week at Lincoln Center in New York City. The Annual Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco is another opportunity afforded Academy of Art University fashion students and has been heralded as the “Fashion Week of San Francisco” by both local and national members of the fashion industry. Fashion Journalism and Fashion Styling students work on the School of Fashion’s magazine projects and the Fashion School Daily Blog as well as on international publications and websites.


The School of Fashion course offerings include Fashion Design, Textiles, Knitwear, Fashion Journalism, Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Styling and many others. See More.


Schedule of Classes

View the School of Fashion course offerings, read course descriptions and plan your schedule. See All Classes >>


The School of Fashion offers accredited AA, BA, BFA, MA and MFA degrees. Learn More.


Come study Fashion through our undergraduate Fashion degree programs, graduate Fashion degree programs, accredited online program, continuing art education and Pre-college art experience programs.

Featured Faculty

Learn from top industry professionals who work to inspire you as you develop your unique talents. Learn More.


This isn’t your typical fashion college. At Academy of Art University, you will gain hands-on experience with the latest tools and equipment to create a dynamic body of work that stands out above the rest. Learn More.

News & Success Stories

Find your motivation in the successes Academy alumni and faculty members have had. See what took them to the top of the industry and earned the acclaim of their peers. Learn More.

Spring Show Portfolio

See the fashion designs that can truly be called the best of the best from our annual Spring Show. See More.

Career Opportunities

Our graduates can embark on careers such as Fashion Designer, Stylist, Fashion Journalist and many others. See More.

Professional Opportunities

As a Fashion student, you will begin your professional career on day one. Your Fashion degree opens the door to countless opportunities. Learn More.

Firms & Clients Hiring Our Graduates:

Academy of Art University works with international brands and recruitment agencies on internships and job placement. Fashion graduates have gone on to companies such as Donna Karan, Ralph Lauren and Louis Vuitton among others. See More.

Program Learning Outcomes

To learn more about the skills you will acquire in this program, view BA & BFA Program Learning Outcomes and MA & MFA Program Learning Outcomes.
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