Institut Français de la Mode

Institut Français de la Mode campus exterior. Photo: James Ewing at Les Docks Cité de la mode et du design Jakob+MacFarlane

Institut Français de la Mode campus exterior. Photo: James Ewing at Les Docks Cité de la mode et du design Jakob+MacFarlane

Location: Paris, France

Programs: 

Undergraduate: Fashion Design; Accessory Design; Fashion Management

Graduate: Fashion & Luxury; Global Fashion Management

Annual Tuition: 

Undergraduate: TBD (new program)

Graduate: €13,800 ($13,800 at the current exchange rate)

Famous Alumni: Guillaume Henry, Nadège Vanhee-Cybulski, Tuomas Merikoski, Ramesh Nair, Christine Phung, Sophie Templier (general manager Nina Ricci), Bastien Baguzan (general manager Paco Rabanne)

Companies That Recruit From This School, According to the School: Celine, Chanel, Chloé, Christian Dior, Galeries Lafayette, H&M, Louis Vuitton, L'oréal, Saint Laurent

New Programs and Partnerships of Note: A new strategic partnership with Ecole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne will, in the short term, result in the launch of a brand new Fashion Design BA program as well as a revamped MA in Fashion Design, both starting in September 2019. This partnership has received the full support from all members of both schools' advisory boards (composed of the CEOs of Chanel, Hermès, Dior, Saint Laurent, etc.), as well as support from major fashion groups, such as LVMH or Kering, and from French authorities.

Enrollment: 200

Growth in Enrollment since 2017: 20%

Graduation Rate: 96%

Class Size: 30 students. 

Student/Teacher Ratio: 5:3

Classes are Taught in: English

Percentage of International Students: 40%

The Bottom Line: This newly-merged institution continues to boast a world-class couture program and unbeatable Parisian location, surrounded by Europe's top luxury firms and maisons. IFM prides itself on marrying creativity with business sense and preparation for the professional world, and from potential employers to manufacturers, the access this school offers is nothing at which to scoff. 

More Info: http://www.ifm-paris.com

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Last updated December 2018.