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Hone your skills as a designer and learn the ins and outs of merchandising at one of the country's top fashion design colleges. From designing to marketing, Academy of Art University offers opportunities other fashion programs and fashion design schools don’t. Students learn with the best to become the best. We bring in teachers from top fashion houses like Versace, Alexander McQueen and Givenchy, and host the top fashion college student spring show in the country. Whether you’re from New York, London or San Diego, California, Academy of Art University provides its passionate onsite and online fashion school students with the knowledge, skills, and network they need to live their dreams.
Academy of Art University’s fashion degree has developed a diverse curriculum that focuses on designing, merchandising and marketing. Fashion courses include Fashion Design, Knitwear Design, Textile Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Merchandising
, Fashion Styling, Visual Merchandising, Fashion Marketing Merchandising, Menswear Design, Store Design, Sports Wear Design, History of Fashion, History of Beauty Industry, Business of Beauty (Beauty Industry Retail and Product Development), Cosmetics and Fragrance Industry, and more!
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Where your fashion degree can take you...
Our graduates become Fashion Designers (Fashion Designer, Product Manager, Pattern Maker), Textile Designers (Textile Designer, Forecaster), Knitwear Designers (Knitwear Designer, Knitwear Merchandising, Knitwear Accessory Designer), Fashion Merchandisers, or Fashion Marketers (Buyer, Store Manager, Store Planner, Product Developer), Fashion Journalists, Beauty Industry Professionals (Fashion Stylist, Cosmetics and Fragrance, Product Development), and more.
Recent graduates of our fashion courses have gone on to careers designing for Louis Vuitton, Giorgio Armani, Diane von Furstenberg, St. John, Escada, Jessica McClintock, Inc., Saks Fifth Avenue, Macy’s, Gap Inc., Banana Republic, Old Navy, Byer California, Danskin, Georgiou, IISLI, Jeremy Scott, Nice Collective, Target, Three Dots, Williams-Sonoma, Inc.
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