Master's Program in Fashion Design in North America

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Fashion Design

A Masters degree gives you the opportunity to either further your understanding of a particular question or take off in a completely different way using skills you have gained from your previous undergraduate degree.

Fashion design programs can integrate a solid understanding of craft, design and art with the creation of clothing and accessory lines to be sold. Some programs may cover topics such as the fashion industry or the history of the field.

The United States of America is located on the continent of North America. It is the third largest country by size in the world. It has a relatively short history compared to other world nations, has one of the world's largest economies, and has one of the world's most diverse populations.

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Master in Fashion Design

Domus Academy
Campus Full time 12 months September 2017 Italy Milan

The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design in North America 2017. Dream. Express. Make. The Master in Fashion Design program brings students into direct contact with the fashion design industry in Italy and abroad. You’ll have the rare and exciting opportunity to develop your own original, compelling fashion collection under the guidance of industry professionals. Through both theoretical studies and project experiences, you will develop an individual mode of expression, explore the cultural factors that influence fashion trends, learn the ins and outs of production, and create innovative solutions. Besides honing the “problem solving” skills that every fashion designer needs, you will also develop a “problem defining” approach: the ability to determine the true parameters of each challenge. As you learn to follow your intuition and promote your aesthetic vision within those parameters, you will cultivate more awareness of the reasons behind your own fashion design choices, and those of others. Audience The program is designed for candidates with a first-level degree in fashion design, accessories design, or other related disciplines, who wish to develop their professional skills and make connections within the fashion industry. Outcome During this degree program, students will: Complete a self-driven research project on fashion design, using professional-level methods and communication techniques Develop innovative designs for garments and create a fashion collection, built on their knowledge of techniques and materials Program The program is workshop-based, supported by seminars, lectures, tutorials, and fieldwork. Industry professionals, the course leader, and project leaders guide students via individual coaching and project mentorship. The program consists of four main modules, each of which includes a two-week course and six-week workshop. The modules are followed by a two-month internship period and a final portfolio presentation. The modular structure is customizable, allowing flexibility and variety to better serve each student’s needs and goals. Courses Coursework focuses on: Exploring the historical, contemporary, psychological, anthropological, and sociological aspects of the fashion phenomenon Learning management and marketing strategies for fashion and luxury goods companies Discovering new 3D tools for modeling garments Investigating methods and tools for fashion research and design Exploring the factors that determine the economic performance of a brand or company Branding your own work and developing your professional identity Workshops Guided by industry professionals and faculty project leaders, you will work in cooperation with leading companies on practical projects relating to fashion design. Some possible workshop topics include the following: Contribute to building an innovative, consistent fashion collection from research to realization. Explore your own fashion design identity and define a language of expression and aesthetics. Investigate new options in structure and materials as you generate ideas for a contemporary fashion collection for the international market. Research and develop appropriate materials and create original structures for a bag and leather goods collection. Produce either a real fashion editorial for a print or online magazine or a proposal for an advertising campaign. Portfolio The final element of the program is the portfolio review. You will present your portfolio of work completed during the year in front of an exam board for evaluation. Internship There is no better way for you to gain experience in your field than actually working in it. The internship is a chance for you to work onsite for a company or design studio in your field of interest—while applying all the strategies you learned in the classroom and in workshops. Alternatively, you can complete an intensive project in collaboration with a company on the Domus Academy campus. Either way, you’ll get an inside perspective on how your industry really works, and you can make important connections that will further your career. The internship lasts two months and comes at the end of your year of studies. 100% of our students participate in the internship, including non-EU students, who may extend their visas for up to one year to complete this portion of their studies. Companies Several prestigious companies and design studios collaborate with the Master in Fashion Design program, actively participating in courses, workshops, internships, and international competitions organized by the department. Students have the opportunity to work directly with companies in their workshop projects and internships. This direct collaboration facilitates mentorship and gives students access to a wide network of professional connections. Companies and organizations involved in this program include: Trussardi, MUUSE, 7 For All Mankind, Alessandro Dell’Acqua, Antonio Berardi, Costume National, Eastpak, Fay, Fiorucci Love Therapy, Fondazione Gianfranco Ferré, Frankie Morello, Havaianas, Hogan, Maurizio Galante and Tal Lancman (Interware), Meltin’ Pot, Napapijri, Neil Barrett, Nike, SAOBC (South African Ostrich Business Chamber), Stefanel, Ter et Bantine, Versace, Veuve Clicquot, Ermenegildo Zegna. Accreditation Upon graduation from Domus Academy, you’ll earn a degree that’s recognized around Europe and the world—an Academic Master’s Degree (60 ECTS credits) accredited by the Italian Ministry of Education, Universities and Research (MIUR)*. You’ll also earn a second valuable qualification: the Domus Academy Master’s Diploma. Our accreditation has helped Domus Academy build relationships with prestigious companies, so you have the chance to gain practical work experience during your course of study. An accredited degree, plus the practical experience you gain through an internship, shows employers that you received a top-quality education and that you bring industry-relevant knowledge and skills to the table when you join their team. Our accreditation also means that the relevant academic credits you earn at Domus Academy will transfer to other institutions if you choose to work toward another master’s or a doctoral-level degree. Career Opportunities Graduates of the Master in Fashion Design program may launch their career as a fashion designer, art director, textile designer, product manager, trend researcher, cool hunter, or fashion editor. They could also take on a role in marketing/communication or distribution. They may work for fashion brands, design agencies, or magazines, or they may choose to be self-employed. [-]

Master in Fibers

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus Full time September 2017 USA Savannah

The SCAD fibers department is the largest of its kind in the U.S., with a comprehensive curriculum and large, inspiring facilities stocked with top-of-the-line tools and resources. As a student at SCAD, you will join the elite ranks of fibers students who regularly win major awards at professional competitions and scholarships. [+]

Interweaving creativity and success The SCAD fibers department is the largest of its kind in the U.S., with a comprehensive curriculum and large, inspiring facilities stocked with top-of-the-line tools and resources. As a student at SCAD, you will join the elite ranks of fibers students who regularly win major awards at professional competitions and scholarships. Follow in the footsteps of our successful fibers alumni, who have gone on to land incredible jobs for leading companies like Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Martha Stewart Living, Diane von Furstenberg, Lilly Pulitzer, Macy's and more. M.A. in fibers Available at: - Savannah FIBR 502 Materiality and Meaning in Fibers* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art FIBR 704 Surfaces and Structures FIBR 707 Fabric History as Source FIBR 716 Fiber and Fabric Exploration FIBR 724 Digital Surface Design Studio I: From Concept to Client Presentation† FIBR 728 Structural Materials and Processes† FIBR 745 Studio Issues in Fibers I: Research and Development FIBR 748 Professional Practices in Fibers FIBR 749 Fibers M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in fibers Available at: - Savannah FIBR 502 Materiality and Meaning in Fibers* SDES 502 The Human Factor, Design Thinking* SDES 503 Fundamentals of Graduate Research* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism FIBR 704 Surfaces and Structures FIBR 707 Fabric History as Source FIBR 716 Fiber and Fabric Exploration FIBR 738 Contemporary Theory in Fibers FIBR 745 Studio Issues in Fibers I: Research and Development FIBR 748 Professional Practices in Fibers FIBR 765 Seminar in Fibers FIBR 772 Studio Issues in Fibers II: Analytic Practice FIBR 775 Studio Issues in Fibers III: Synthesis FIBR 779F Graduate Field Internship† FIBR 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† FIBR 790 Fibers M.F.A. Thesis — 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* Careers in fibers Become a textile designer. Become a wallpaper designer. Become an embroidery designer. SCAD fibers alumni open their own studios and businesses and work at and for universities, galleries, community arts programs and leading companies that include Anthropologie, Urban Outfitters, Martha Stewart Living, Paper Source, Diane von Furstenberg, Duralee Fabrics, Lilly Pulitzer, Macy’s, Target, JCPenney, Kohl’s, Mohawk Fabric Company and Brintons. Launch your career as a professional: Stationery and gift-wrap designer Textile designer Display designer Wallpaper designer Rug designer Studio production artist Colorist Textile museum curator Textile stylist And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: Anthropologie Chrysler Ralph Lauren Target Lilly Pulitzer Loloi Rugs Nordstrom Title Nine Gymboree [-]

Master in Fashion

SCAD - The Savannah College of Art and Design
Campus or Online Full time September 2017 USA Atlanta Savannah

SCAD students are flawlessly prepped for leadership in the dynamic and ultra-competitive global fashion industry. Our rigorous curriculum is structured around principles of design, unbounded creativity and state-of-the-art technology. [+]

Masters in Fashion Design in North America 2017. Join the ever-evolving world of fashion SCAD students are flawlessly prepped for leadership in the dynamic and ultra-competitive global fashion industry. Our rigorous curriculum is structured around principles of design, unbounded creativity and state-of-the-art technology. The SCAD fashion program has deep industry connections, and top fashion trendsetters visit and work with students frequently. With the tutelage of award-winning, experienced faculty and visiting mentors, you will master the full spectrum of fashion — from the conceptual to the commercial. M.A. in fashion Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning London-based The Business of Fashion has ranked the SCAD graduate fashion programs as No. 1 overall in the United States. FASH 501 Fashion Design and Development* FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration* FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art FASH 710 Fashion Materials and Structures FASH 713 Drawing and Illustration for the Fashion Designer FASH 715 Multimedia Communication for Fashion FASH 716 Fashion Studio I: Directed Design Innovation FASH 721 Computer-enhanced Fashion Design FASH 725 Fashion Studio II: Exploring Multifaceted Design Aesthetics FASH 749 Fashion M.A. Final Project — 500- to 700-level elective Total course of study: 45 hours* M.F.A. in fashion Available at: - Atlanta - Savannah - eLearning London-based The Business of Fashion has ranked the SCAD graduate fashion programs as No. 1 overall in the United States. FASH 501 Fashion Design and Development* FASH 502 Fashion and Accessory Sketching and Illustration* FASH 503 Forecasting and Business Trends* ARTH 701 Contemporary Art ARTH 702 Art Criticism FASH 710 Fashion Materials and Structures FASH 713 Drawing and Illustration for the Fashion Designer FASH 715 Multimedia Communication for Fashion FASH 716 Fashion Studio I: Directed Design Innovation FASH 721 Computer-enhanced Fashion Design FASH 725 Fashion Studio II: Exploring Multifaceted Design Aesthetics FASH 763 Fashion Promotion FASH 779F Graduate Field Internship† FASH 779T Graduate Teaching Internship† FASH 781 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis I: Directed Studies FASH 782 Fashion Theory FASH 791 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis II: Collection Development FASH 792 Fashion M.F.A. Thesis III: Exhibition and Documentation — 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* Careers in fashion Become a fashion designer. Become a fashion illustrator. Become a fashion buyer, a writer or a product developer. From haute couture to casual, mass-market to fine art, fashion designers create original works that spark trends, inspire cultural passions and help us express our best, truest selves. Launch your career as a professional: Fashion designer Fashion buyer Menswear designer Women's apparel designer Pattern maker Fashion forecaster Fashion illustrator Bridalwear designer Embroidery designer And get recruited and hired by the best of the best: Abercrombie and Fitch Vogue Tommy Hilfiger ELLE Magazine Ralph Lauren Marc Jacobs Kate Spade Alexander Wang Opening Ceremony [-]