Fashion Design Degrees

Become a fashion designer!

Fashion Design is a creative and broad field, offering a wide range of exciting career opportunities. Studying fashion design is a fun-filled adventure, and depending on which institute and program of your choice, you are very likely to get the chance to develop your own fashion collection through the duration of your studies.

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BA Fashion Design
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Bachelor Degree
Barcelona, Spain
The Fashion Design three years course has as its objective to give the student a solid base regarding the various...
BA Fashion Marketing and Communication – with Minors
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Bachelor Degree
Milan, Italy
The completion of the three year IED course in Fashion Marketing and Communication is a valuable addition to one’s professional...
BA Fashion Stylist
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Bachelor Degree
Milan, Italy
The Fashion Stylist, a professional figure in high demand, must develop the capabilities and characteristics of a designer. The student's...
BA Fashion Stylist and Communication
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Bachelor Degree
Florence, Italy
The BA in Fashion Stylist and Communication prepares professional communicators to specialize in fashion. Students are taught the skills and the...
BA (Honors) in Fashion Design
Technological and Higher Education Institute of Hong Kong
Bachelor Degree
Hong Kong, China
This program in fashion design enables students to become "graduates of choice" for a rapidly changing global fashion design industry....
BA (Hons) Fashion
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor Degree
Preston, England
UCLan has a strong tradition of commitment to innovative garment design, and development of in depth research skills, which they...
BA (Hons) in Fashion Design
Marbella Design Academy
Bachelor Degree
Marbella, Spain
The fashion design program is taught in conjunction with Middlesex University, guaranteeing you the highest caliber of education in the fashion...
BA (Hons) in Fashion Design
University of South Wales
Bachelor Degree
Wales, United Kingdom
Fashion is an ever changing industry that needs professionals who can respond to its challenges. Based in the heart of...
BA in Fashion Design
NABA - Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti
Bachelor Degree
Milan, Italy
The Bachelor of Arts in Fashion Design addresses all disciplines related to the fashion world by combining lectures with laboratory...
BA in Fashion Design, Pattern Making & Draping
ESMOD Berlin
Bachelor Degree
Berlin, Germany
ESMOD Berlin International University of Art for Fashion offers a full time, 7 semester BA in Fashion Design and Pattern...
Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology
IFA Paris
Bachelor Degree
Multiple (3)
The bachelor program in fashion design & technology is one of the IFA Paris signature programs. It combines the heritage...
Bachelor in Fashion & Textile Technologies
Saxion University of Applied Sciences
Bachelor Degree
Enschede, Netherlands
Are you eager to get started as a buyer at your favorite fashion company? Do you fancy traveling for your job?...
Bachelor in Fashion Marketing
IFA Paris
Bachelor Degree
Multiple (2)
The bachelors in fashion marketing and fashion distribution management program has a robust business curriculum for fashion that stimulates creativity and...
Bachelor in Textile and Fashion Design
Technical University of Liberec
Bachelor Degree
Liberec, Czech Republic
The aim of this textile and fashion design program is to provide students with solid foundations in the area of...
Bachelor in Visual Merchadising
IFA Paris
Bachelor Degree
Multiple (3)
Visual merchandising is a highly utilized platform applied by brands to promote a visual concept to its customers. Visual merchandisers...
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Design
Management Development Institute of Singapore
Bachelor Degree
Singapore
This programme provides a specialist perspective and integrated understanding on the application of context, professional practice and culture in the...
Bachelor of Arts (Hons) Fashion Marketing and Branding
Management Development Institute of Singapore
Bachelor Degree
Singapore
This programme provides a specialist perspective and integrated understanding on the application of professional practice, context and culture in the...
Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management
Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning
Bachelor Degree
Toronto, Canada
The Earn a Bachelor of Commerce – Fashion Management at Humber College Institute of Technology & Advanced Learning in Toronto,...
Bachelor of Design (BDes) major in Fashion Design
Raffles Design Institute Hong Kong
Bachelor Degree
Hong Kong, China
This fashion design Bachelor of Design (B.Des) course in Hong Kong is ideal for those who want to create the...
Bachelor of Design (BDes) major in Fashion Marketing
Raffles Design Institute Hong Kong
Bachelor Degree
Hong Kong, China
This course teaches you how to market fashion, bring the world’s fashion from the designer’s studio to the wholesale showroom...
Bachelor of Design in Fashion & Textiles
University of Technology Sydney
Bachelor Degree
Sydney, Australia
The Bachelor of Design in Fashion and Textiles at the University of Technology Sydney ( UTS ) in Australia is...
BA(Hons) in Fashion Marketing and Retail Design
University of South Wales
Bachelor Degree
Cardiff, United Kingdom
Fashion is one of the largest and most dynamic sectors in the UK, employing over 800,000 people and directly contributing...
BFA in Fashion Design
Paris College of Art
Bachelor Degree
Paris, France
The Fashion Design BFA at Paris College of Art is intimate and hands on, allowing students to be closely followed by...
Certificate III in Hairdressing
Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE
Diploma Program
Sunshine Coast, Australia
The Certificate III in Hairdressing at the Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE in Queensland, Australia is an education program which...
Collection building - Spring Semester
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
The IED Milan Fashion Design – building collection semester offers students the possibility to master the fundamental techniques and tools...
Design Experience: Colours, Materials, Forms and Texture
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Summer / Winter Program
Milan, Italy
The Summer Course in Design Experience at Istituto Europeo di Design introduces elements of Italian design, investigating contemporary Made in...
Diploma in Fashion Brand Management
Accademia del Lusso School of Fashion & Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
The 3 year course in fashion brand management is designed for those who want to build a successful managerial and...
Diploma in Fashion Design
Accademia del Lusso School of Fashion & Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
The varied and extensive 3 year program in fashion design allows students to acquire a complete professional profile, and offers...
Diploma in Fashion Styling & Communication
Accademia del Lusso School of Fashion & Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
This 3 year program in fashion styling & communication at Accademia del Lusso Milan prepares students to work in various...
Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology
Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE
Diploma Program
Sunshine Coast, Australia
The Diploma of Applied Fashion Design and Technology at Sunshine Coast Institute of TAFE in Queensland, Australia is a popular...
Fall Semester in Fashion Jewelry
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
The fashion jewelry semester is a unique opportunity for students interested in a future in the field to develop the...
Fall Semester in Fashion Marketing
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Florence, Italy
The Fashion Marketing semester programs at IED Florence are a unique, focused and practical introduction to the fashion industry and the central role...
Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies MA
University of Central Lancashire
Master Degree
Preston, England
The Postgraduate course in Fashion and Lifestyle Brand Studies is predominantly theoretical, analytical and research based, allowing individuals from related...
Fashion and Lifestyle Promotion MA
University of Central Lancashire
Master Degree
Preston, England
UCLan’s MA in Fashion and Lifestyle Promotion course gives the innovative promoter chances to explore personal interests at postgraduate level,...
Fashion Business
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Master Degree
Florence, Italy
This fashion business program is taught in English and is held at IED's campus in Florence. Through the program, you...
Fashion Communication
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Summer / Winter Program
Florence, Italy
The Summer Program in Fashion Communication introduces students to the practical aspects of fashion photography, from the activity as a...
Fashion Communication and Styling
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Master Degree
Milan, Italy
The Master in Fashion Communication and Styling forms key figures in the fashion sector. Communicating the contents of fashion is...
Fashion Design
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Master Degree
Milan, Italy
The Master in Fashion Design forms creative practitioners, able to combine theoretical knowledge, insights and innovative capacity of experimentation to...
Fashion Design
University of the Fraser Valley
Diploma Program
Abbotsford, Canada
UFV offers an exciting introduction to the world of fashion leading to a unique two year Fashion Design diploma. The...
Fashion Design - Academic Year
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Diploma Program
Milan, Italy
The Fashion Design Academic Year program enables students to experiment and master the basic tools of design. Theoretical lessons are...
Fashion Design Associate Degree
The New School
Associate Degree
New York City, United States of America
The Fashion Design course is an Associate in Applied Science degree, taught at Parsons The New School for Design in...
Fashion Design: Design your Capsule Collection
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Summer / Winter Program
Milan, Italy
Istituto Europeo di Design offers a summer course in fashion design instructed in English. The summer program is held in...
Fashion Design MA
University of Central Lancashire
Master Degree
Preston, England
Our postgraduate course in Fashion Design gives creative fashion design practitioners the opportunity to explore personal interests at postgraduate level,...
Fashion Design Management - 1st Level Master Degree
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Master Degree
Milan, Italy
The Master in Fashion Design Management aims to develop future fashion design managers and enable them to acquire the aesthetic...
Fashion Design (with Sandwich) BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor Degree
Preston, England
This internationally recognised fashion design course has a proven track record of delivering the designers of tomorrow. You’ll study a...
Fashion Design (with Sandwich) (Foundation Entry) BA (Hons)
University of Central Lancashire
Bachelor Degree
Preston, England
During your Foundation Entry Year you will study alongside peers from related courses, whilst you gain a broad introduction to...
Fashion Events and PR Summer Course
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Summer / Winter Program
Florence, Italy
Develops the essential skills and techniques to create and design professional fashion events. Students will learn how to merge the...
Fashion Marketing - From Strategy to Branding
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Master Degree
Milan, Italy
The course deals with the different aspects of the marketing management: from the Fashion System analysis to the study of...
Fashion Marketing Associate Degree
The New School
Associate Degree
New York City, United States of America
The Associate Degree in Fashion Marketing at The New School in New York, immerses students in the fashion business, and...
Fashion Marketing Summer Course
IED - Istituto Europeo di Design
Summer / Winter Program
Milan, Italy
The fashion marketing summer course from Istituto Europeo di Design is taught fully in English takes place in Milan, over...
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Fashion Design is a visual expression of art through clothing and accessories. It is based on the personal preferences of a group of people, resulting in a study which not only focuses on style, but also includes social behaviors of populations. Fashion designers create billions of clothing items for consumers each year. There are three main categories of fashion:

Haute couture

Haute couture is French for high-sewing. Haute couture garments are made to measure, i.e. made for individual clients. They tend to be quite pricey, with large amounts of attention and detail going into the creation and fabrics of the items. 

Ready-to-wear (pret-a-porter)

Ready-to-wear, or pret-a-porter, falls inbetween the haute couture and mass market categories. It is indeed referring to high-quality clothing, but the garments are bought off the rack and ready to wear and not made to measure. 

Mass market

Mass-market garments are ready-to-wear clothes, and made based on the current trends set by the large fashion brands. They are made from cheaper fabrics and produced by machine, as opposed to hand made, and considerably more inexpensive.

Courses in Fashion Design

There are an array of education possibilities within Fashion Design out there, all you have to do is to find the best option for you - here are some alternatives to consider:

Fashion and Textiles courses

The first level of creating a fashion piece is having the raw materials – the textiles – of the item. Many education programs focus on the study of textiles, introducing students to fabric charts and different styles to which to apply them.

Fashion and Marketing courses


Marketing plays a crucial role in Fashion Design – a designer must be able to sell the pieces they create. Many students combine a degree in Fashion Design with marketing, business, or fashion merchandising in order to start their own business or retail store.

Costume Design courses

Costume Design mainly involves the development of historic or other costumes for theatre or film and TV production. An education in Costume Design instructs students on researching, designing, sewing, and drawing costumes, while working with directors and producers to develop the best wardrobe for each character.

There are a variety of study options available within fashion design:

Diploma in Fashion Design

Bachelor degree in Fashion Design

Master’s degree in Fashion Design

Doctorate/ PhD in Fashion Design

Degrees in Fashion Design are available in many countries; however, two of the most popular places to study style are in Italy and the United Kingdom. Both countries have world-renowned fashion capitals, Milan and London respectively. Each city hosts Fashion Weeks during which designers can display their new clothing to fashion-influencing audiences.

Careers in Fashion Design

Upon earning a Fashion Design degree, finding a job is based largely on your portfolio - thecollection of your best work. Most employers look for designers who have a degree and specialised knowledge of the fashion industry. Strong sales and presentation skills are valuable in selling ideas, and understanding the business side of Fashion Design will be of great benefit to any fashion designer.

Once you've completed your studies, a common option would be to work as a pattern maker or sketching assistant under an already established designer. There is also a high demand for fashion designers in apparel wholesalers, and once established, succesful designers can be employed by high-fashion design houses, who offer design services to elite clients.

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