Fashion School Honorable Mentions

While researching the world's top fashion schools, we were excited to learn about some up-and-coming programs. And we expect to see great things out of them in the next decade. In no particular order, they are....
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While researching the world's top fashion schools, we were excited to learn about some up-and-coming programs. And we expect to see great things out of them in the next decade. In no particular order, they are....
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While researching the world's

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Pratt Institute: --140 fashion design students --Tuition (not including room and board): $41,000/year Famous grads: Jeremy Scott,

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Savannah College of Art & Design (SCAD):

--526 fashion design students --Tuition (not including room and board): $27,765/year Famous grads: None yet, but we’re watching closely.

What they have going for them: --Lots of resources are being put into the fashion program. It was recently split off from the larger school of design and is now called the School of Fashion.

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Rhode Island School of Design (RISD): --170 students in apparel design/textiles; 42 jewelry/metalsmithing --Tuition (not including room and board): $39,000/year -Famous grads: Nicole Miller, Sari Gueron, Philip Crangi, Marcia Patmos, Sarah Welsh & Madeline Davy (Octopi)

What they have going for them: --History. The school was established in 1888. --Part of one of the most renowned and well-respected design schools in the world. --The jewelry/metalsmith program and textiles program are unique and very few schools have programs like them. --Proximity to the creative and artistic minds of RISD at-large could be very inspiring. Buy how this translates to marketability and tangible outcomes is uncertain. --The first year is devoted to a fine arts foundation. --Ability to cross-register at Brown University.

What they need to work on: --The fashion design school is really small. --Same problem as SCAD--off the beaten path. --Not a lot of big-name industry professionals involved in the program. It still seems a bit provincial in that way.