Master in Accessory Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Program Description

Master in Accessory Design

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design

Fashion your future as an accessory designer

As the only university in the world to offer an M.F.A. in accessory design and the first in the U.S. to offer an M.A. in the discipline, we’re used to setting the bar at SCAD. We pride ourselves on an accessory design department that provides students with coveted internships, high-end tools and celebrated faculty who are at the peak of the profession. As a student at SCAD, you’ll also benefit from red-carpet events that bring the biggest names in the industry, as well as opportunities to learn directly from the stars of accessory design.

M.A. in accessory design

Available at: - Savannah

London-based The Business of Fashion has ranked the SCAD graduate fashion programs as No. 1 overall in the United States.

  • ACCE 501 Accessory Design and Development*
  • FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration*
  • FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends*
  • ACCE 711 Methodologies in Accessory Design
  • ACCE 715 Presentation Methods I: Portfolio Development
  • ACCE 720 Presentation Methods II: Marketing a Personal Aesthetic
  • ACCE 725 Computer-aided Design for Accessories
  • ACCE 730 Accessory Studio I: Collection Conceptualization
  • ACCE 740 Accessory Studio II: Production Planning and Execution
  • ACCE 749 Accessory Design M.A. Final Project
  • ARTH 701 Contemporary Art

— 500- to 700-level elective

Total course of study: 45 hours*

MFA in Accessory Design

London-based The Business of Fashion has ranked the SCAD graduate fashion programs as No. 1 overall in the United States.

  • ACCE 501 Accessory Design and Development*
  • FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration*
  • FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends*
  • ACCE 711 Methodologies in Accessory Design
  • ACCE 715 Presentation Methods I: Portfolio Development
  • ACCE 720 Presentation Methods II: Marketing a Personal Aesthetic
  • ACCE 725 Computer-aided Design for Accessories
  • ACCE 730 Accessory Studio I: Collection Conceptualization
  • ACCE 740 Accessory Studio II: Production Planning and Execution
  • ACCE 750 Directed Studies I: Thesis Collection Research and Development
  • ACCE 765 Directed Studies II: Thesis Collection Realization
  • ACCE 779F Graduate Field Internship†
  • ACCE 779T Graduate Teaching Internship†
  • ACCE 790 Accessory Design M.F.A. Thesis
  • ARTH 701 Contemporary Art
  • FASH 763 Fashion Promotion
  • FASH 782 Fashion Theory

— Directed elective‡ — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective — 500- to 700-level elective

Total course of study: 90 hours*

  • Intensive coursework may be assigned upon admission.

† Choose one of these two courses.

‡ Choose one of the following: FIBR 704 Surfaces and Structures, FIBR 716 Fiber and Fabric Exploration, IDUS 723 Digital 3-D Modeling and Rendering, or MTJW 705 Contextual Study I: Technical Research.

Consult your faculty adviser in selecting elective courses.

Course numbers and titles are subject to change.

accessory design

Careers in accessory design

Become a handbag designer. Become a footwear designer. Become a luggage designer. In such a diverse professional venue, accessory designers conceptualize and create an eclectic range of items to punctuate any ensemble or complete any wardrobe. As a student at SCAD, you will develop a keen understanding of the industry and learn how to take your designs from initial sketch to creative success.

Launch your career as a professional:

  • Footwear designer
  • Production manager
  • Global resource manager
  • Handbag designer
  • Luggage designer
  • Patternmaker
  • Leather goods designer
  • Children's accessory designer
  • Belt designer

And get recruited and hired by the best of the best:

  • Alexander Wang
  • Kate Spade
  • Nike
  • Sam Edelman
  • Reebok
  • Polo Ralph Lauren
  • Kenneth Cole
  • BCBG
  • Abercrombie & Fitch
This school offers programs in:
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