Educational Resources

There are a large number of academies, schools, and colleges located in the United States that offer programs focused on the various aspects of fashion design, graphic design, marketing, and management. To get you started, below is a list of some of the top institutions across the country that specialize in these areas.

Academy of Art University:
Located in San Francisco, CA, the Academy of Art University offers a variety of degree programs in fashion design:

The Art Institute: 
Is a system of more than 50 education institutions located throughout North America, which focuses on design, media arts, fashion, and culinary professions.

California College of the Arts:
The California College of the Art’s fashion design program is located in San Fransico, CA. Is the home of the Boyce Fashion Design Studio and is one of the premier art and design institutions in the United States. It is also widely regarded as one of the leading art and design institutions in the world.

Drexel University: (The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design):
According to their website, Drexel has been ranked among the nation’s 100 best universities for the past five years, and many of its colleges and programs are considered among the best in their fields. The Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, is located in Philadelphia, Pa and offers a variety of programs such as Entertainment & Arts Management, Fashion Design, Film & Video, Graphic Design, Music Industry, & Photography.

Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising:
The Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising in Los Angeles, CA, is dedicated to preparing students for careers in fashion design.

Fashion Institute of Technology:
Better known as (FIT), is a State University of New York (SUNY) college of art, business, design, and technology.

Kent State University: (College of the Arts):
They offer a variety of degree programs in Art, Fashion Design & Merchandising, Music, or Theatre and Dance.

Open Colleges: (Online Educator) *Located In Australia*
In Australia Open Colleges is the leading distance education provider, with the longest and most established history. They offer certification in a variety of online programs such as Beauty, Fashion, Design, Photography and Writing.

Parsons New School of Design:
For more than a century, this college has been a pioneer in art and design education in New York City.

Pratt Institute:
The Pratt Institute is a private art college located in New York. They offer a variety of art programs such fashion design, graphic design, industrial design, interior design, and jewelry design.

School of Visual Arts (Fine Arts and Graphic Design School):
(SVA) is a college for art and design located in New York City.

The Misa Hylton Fashion Academy:
Founded by the renowned celebrity fashion stylist Misa Hylton, the academy offers fashion styling courses for those interested in embarking on a career as a stylist within the fashion industry.