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How to Choose a Fashion Design School

Aug 17, 2007
The big question is whether Fashion Design School is for you - and if so, how to choose the best from all the rest.

Is sewing one of your skills?

Do you find creating designs enjoyable?

Do you love to change patterns to create different garments from the original?

If your passion is fashion, a fashion design school just might be the right place for you.

Below are some of the reasons that should influence you to attend a fashion design school:

. Up-to-date styles that people buy is one of the things you will learn about.

. Earning your degree will greatly increased your level of confidence about making a living in the fashion industry.

. The rewarding experience of studying and working in a field you love.

. The various principles of the patterns you have worked on and will work on is an area you will learn much about

. Magnifying the shape and cut of your designs with the mixing and matching of color will be something you will become knowledgeable about.

. You will learn how to mix, match and accessorize to stunning effect. This will show you that there are endless possibilities.

. In fashion design school, the people you work with, share ideas with and form relationships with will be of many different kinds but with the shared passion for fashion.

. These relationships will set the foundation you need to start your career in the fashion world in meeting key people such as business partners, employees or employers, begins with the relationships you form in fashion design school.

There are quite a number of fashion design schools around the world. Located in London, the central Saint Martins College of Art and Design is one of the most famous. Other famous schools in London are The Royal College of Arts and the London College of Fashion. In other locations are such famous schools as the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp, Parsons The New School for Design in New York City and AIU in Los Angeles.

In the schools listed above, most of the course studies last for about three years.

Now, how are you going to choose the school that is best for you?

The ten tips below may be of help to you in making your decision:

Tip#1 Decide what area of fashion you would most like to go into. Then compare the schools to see which has the program that fills your needs

Tip#2 Make a list of things you will need to look into, such as tuition, location, programs offered, degree levels offered, placement record and many more that you might think of. Use this list in your search to find the right school.

Tip#3 Compile a list of fashion design schools that you wish to consider.

Tip#4 Find out everything you can about each school at their websites and list the pros and cons of each one.

Tip#5 Apply your list to the schools you are considering to narrow the field.

Tip#6 If possible, visit the schools that are left on your list. If a personal visit isn't possible, a video or virtual tour online may suffice.

Tip#7 Submit your application to those schools that remain on your list and meet your criteria.

Tip#8 Search the Internet and apply for grants and scholarships you may be eligible for while you wait to hear from the schools applied to.

Tip#9 Once you receive responses from the schools you applied to and from scholarship grantors, carefully review and compare, then make your final decision.

Tip #10 Now prepare for a journey in life like you have never experienced and enjoy!

You are on your way to one of the best fashion design schools the world has to offer!
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