The Best Places In The World To Study Fashion

Wednesday, September 02, 2015

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While browsing the internet the other night, I happened to notice an article from the Business of Fashion folks, who gave a list of the most prestigious fashion schools in the world. I thought it would be interesting to share the top three (two of which are in the UK!) for undergraduate courses and have a bit of info on each one. The schools were ranked on global influence, learning experience and long-term value.
I know that it’s important and often very hard to find the perfect University, but if you take the time to do some research and are even willing to study overseas, you could become the next high-profile designer. Imagine having the whole world talking about your designs and why they love them, such as this Prada collection on the Peter Hahn blog, called: New: get the designer look. Today: PRADA
So without much ado, here are the top ranking Universities for fashion undergraduate courses:

No. 3 - Kingston University, UK

Founded in 1899, but officially becoming a University in 1992, Kingston University has made huge leaps in the fashion world for around 20 years. In the perfect Goldilocks area, in that it is away from all the big smoke and traffic jams, yet still not too far from central London, Kingston upon Thames is a fun city with a bustling nightlife.

No. 2 - Bunka Fashion College, Japan

A big step to take if you’re interested in studying fashion, but it wouldn’t have made the list if it wasn’t great! Bunka was founded in 1923 originally as a small dressmaking school, and specialised in Western styles at a time in Japan when this kind of clothing was considered a privilege reserved for the rich. The campus is a 21-story tall building, with masses of resources such as libraries and museums about fashion and design. A lot of fashion shows and events are held in the city, which is modern and caters for English speakers. Have a look for more info on Bunka Fashion College here.

No. 1 - Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK

The number one University for undergraduate fashion courses just had to be in the UK didn’t it? CSM has a global reputation and has seen famous graduates such as Stella McCartney, Alexander McQueen and John Galliano walk through their doors. In fact, many designer superstars have taken a course here! Keep in mind, you’ve got to be the best of the best to get into CSM, as a MA for fashion receives around 600 applications…for 50 places. But if you’ve got the ambition and talent, then send off that application and hopefully you’ll see your name on a list of CSM’s Hall of Fame one day!
I only talked about undergraduate courses, but FYI, here are the top three Universities for graduation courses:
  1. Royal College of Art – London, UK
  2. Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design, London, UK (again!)
  3. Royal Academy of Fine Arts, Antwerp, Belgium
I hope you found this list inspirational, but I’m sure wherever you end up wanting to study will be the right choice for you. Let me know in the comments which University you’d love to study in!
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1 comment

Colleen said...

It's sort of random, but Kent State University in Ohio has an amazing fashion design program!


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