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average costFashion-Design School: $4,000-$28,000 Per Yearhigh costMaster's Degree in Fashion Design: $8,000-$30,000 Per Year
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Fashion-design schools can range from an associate's (or two-year) degree or certificate to a bachelor's (or four-year) degree. Some schools also offer a master's degree in fashion design or merchandising, which can be completed in an additional two years. Careers include fashion designer, pattern maker, textile designer, fashion merchandiser, product developer, fashion journalist or style forecaster.

Typical costs:

  • Fashion-design school typically costs $4,000-$28,000 per year for tuition, fees and materials, with higher prices for non-residents attending a state school. For example, the Fashion Institute of Technology[1] in New York City is a public college that offers associate's degrees for about $4,000 per year for residents and $12,000 per year for non-residents and bachelor's degrees for about $5,100 per year for residents and $13,500 per year for non-residents. A bachelor's degree from the Art Institutes[2] , a private college with campuses nationwide, averages $22,974 per year including all tuition and fees.
  • A graduate degree in fashion design typically costs $8,000-$30,000 per year. For example, a master's in fashion design from Domus Academy in Milan can be completed in one year; tuition costs about $26,600. A master's in fashion studies from Parsons: The New School for Design[3] in New York City costs $19,890 per term for tuition and fees, for a total price of about $80,000 for the two-year program.
What should be included:
  • A fashion-design degree typically requires 60-100 credits. Coursework may include merchandising and marketing, menswear design, history of fashion and sportswear design.
  • Classroom instruction should be accompanied by hands-on learning. A fashion-design internship may be required.
  • Fashion-design technology is becoming standard part of the curriculum at many schools. This technology is used to create storyboards, visual presentations and computer graphics to enhance the student's education.
  • Some schools specialize in a certain type of fashion design, offering concentrations such as the Footwear Design program[4] at Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising campuses across California.
Additional costs:
  • Housing and food costs can add an additional $7,000-$20,000 per year. For example, tuition and board for first-year students attending the Columbus College of Art and Design[5] in Ohio costs $7,260-$9,000 per year for first-year and transfer students. In general, housing costs in large urban centers like New York and Los Angeles are higher than the national average.
  • Books and materials for fashion design students typically cost $1,000-$2,500. For example, the Academy of Art University[6] in San Francisco estimates a student needs $1,638 a year for course materials and supplies. Parsons: The New School for Design[7] estimates that supplies range from $920 to $2,050 per year. A laptop and a sewing machine for fashion students at the O'More College of Design[8] in Franklin, TN, is a one-time expense of $2,200.
  • Commercial-grade sewing machines and sergers can cost $200-$2,000 or more. Although a fashion design school typically has machines a student can work on while in class, a sewing machine is often purchased to keep at home to work on projects. For example, a Janome Heavy Duty Sewing Machine[9] with 14 stitch designs costs $300 shipped.
  • Health insurance for fashion design students can add an extra $800-$2,000 per year. For example, health insurance at the Fashion Institute of Technology[10] in New York City costs about $800 per year, and at Fisher College[11] in Boston, health insurance costs $1,650 per year.
Discounts:
  • Scholarships may be available to students with a high GPA or a proven financial need. For example, The Art Institutes[12] offer several scholarships to students entering a fashion design program. The YMA Fashion Scholarship Fund provides many educational grants each year to qualified students across the country.
Shopping for fashion-design school:
  • The National Association of Schools of Art and Design provides a list of the most important things to do when applying[13] to art and design schools institutes. NASAD also has a list of accredited design schools[14] . The Council for Higher Education Accreditation also has a searchable database[15] of accredited schools.
  • The College Board, a non-profit organization promoting higher education, offers questions to ask before applying[16] to a fashion design school.
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  2.  new.artinstitutes.edu/admissions
  3.  www.newschool.edu/studentservices/registrar/tuition/2011-2012/parsons/
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  5.  www.ccad.edu/future-students-parents/financial-aid-tuition-info/tuition-fees
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  11.  www.fisher.edu/student-life/student-services/health-services/health-insurance.html
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