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  • Visit www.academyart.edu to learn more about total costs, median student loan debt, potential occupations and other information. Accredited Member WSCUC, NASAD, CIDA (BFA-IAD, MFA-IAD), NAAB (B.ARCH, M.ARCH), CTC (California Teacher Credential). *Acting degree program is currently not offering online courses.

    79 NEW MONTGOMERY ST. SAN FRANCISCO, CA 94105

    Contact us for more information E. Info@academyart.edu | T. 1.800.544.2787

    FOUNDED IN SAN FRANCISCO 1929 BY ARTISTS FOR ARTISTS

    School of Fashion

  • MFA Fashion Design students prepare for NYFW. Photo by Isabella Bejarano, MFA Photography.

  • ContentsAbout the School of Fashion ............. 2

    What We Teach ................................... 4

    Fashion Shows.................................... 8

    Our Short-TermLearning Experiences ..................... 10

    Our Fashion Leaders ........................ 12

    Our Facilities ..................................... 14

    Student Testimonials ...................... 20

    Real-World Partnerships ................. 22

    Career Paths ................................... 24

    Our Alumni ...................................... 26

    Alumni Stories ................................ 28

    Study Abroad Opportunities........... 30

    Our Galleries.....................................32

    Online Education ............................. 34

    Academy Life .................................. 36

    San Francisco .................................. 38

    Visit Us ............................................. 40

    Apply Today ...................................... 41

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  • ENJOY A CAREER AS A/AN:

    TECHNICAL KNITWEAR DESIGNER

    DESIGN DIRECTOR

    TEXTILE DESIGNER

    FASHION DIRECTOR

    VISUAL MERCHANDISING DIRECTOR

    FASHION EDITOR

    EXECUTIVE EDITOR

    PATTERNMAKER

    STYLIST

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  • School of

    FashionOur students have access to the cutting-edge tools needed for creating collections that garner accolades at New York Fashion Week and at our annual Graduation Fashion Show in San Francisco. International in scope, our curriculum is adapted to meet the ever-changing needs of the industry.

    Students study under the guidance of experienced fashion professionals in the School of Fashion, which houses the following areas of specialization: Fashion Design for Womenswear, Menswear, and Childrenswear; Technical Design; Textile Design; Knitwear Design; Accessory Design; Costume Design; Fashion Illustration; Fashion Journalism; Fashion Marketing; Fashion Styling; Fashion Merchandising; and Visual Merchandising.

    WHAT SETS US APART Since 2005, our MFA senior design students have presented their thesis collections at New York Fashion Week.

    MFA and BFA students participate in national and international design and scholarship competitions.

    Since 1998, senior design students have received scholarships through the Sister City Scholarship Exchange to study in Paris, France at Studio Berot and LEcole de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne.

    We are the first and only school in the United States to have an accredited fashion styling program.

    3Left: Arijana Kajdic, MFA Fashion Design, prepares her collection for NYFW. Photo by Isabella Bejarano, MFA Photography.

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    FASHION DESIGN EDITORIAL STYLINGAs a design student, you are encouraged to develop your personal vision and philosophy while deepening your understanding of the various international market segments.

    As a fashion merchandising and marketing student, you learn about the business side of fashion and acquire the skills necessary to run a successful operation to develop, promote, and sell fashion products.

    Our Fashion Journalism program introduces you to every aspect of fashion media, from traditional print platforms to the growing world of online journalism and social media.

    FASHION MERCHANDISINGFASHION STYLINGCOSTUME DESIGNTEXTILE DESIGNCHILDRENSWEARWOMENSWEARMENSWEAR

    This course creates product for the SHOP657 retail store located in San Francisco. You will learn to develop style specifications for a new fashion product, source raw materials, and estimate product costs for a target market. You will conduct trend research and present analysis for merchandising plans. This class has yielded nine YMA scholarship winners in the last two years.

    PRODUCT DEVELOPMENT

    In this hands-on course, you will participate in every aspect of the production process for print and online magazines; including researching and pitching stories, reporting, writing, art direction, social media, and photography. You will have an opportunity to contribute content for the flagship 180 Magazine and the School of Fashions blog, Fashion School Daily.

    FASHION JOURNALISM: MAGAZINE EDITING AND PRODUCTION

    As a graduate student in fashion, textile, or knitwear design, you will work collaboratively to design and fabricate concept collections. This environment mirrors the experience of working as a team within a fashion company or design house.

    In this advanced level course, you will develop fashion photo shoots and stories for your own magazine and the School of Fashions in-house publication, 180 Magazine. You will research various magazines structures, aesthetics, and histories and then use this information to pitch stories to media editors.

    Our program provides a global vision that combines excellence in design, artistic vision, and innovative technologywe provide exceptional resources program-wide.

    What We Teach

  • UndergraduateAssociate of Arts (AA)

    Unit requirementsCore 33 units Major 15 units

    Liberal Arts 18 units

    TOTAL 66 units

    Associate of Arts (AA) in Fashion Journalism

    Unit requirementsCore 33 units Major 9 units

    Liberal Arts 18 units

    TOTAL 60 units

    Associate of Arts (AA) in Fashion Marketing

    Unit requirementsCore 33 units Major 9 units

    Liberal Arts 18 units

    TOTAL 60 units

    Associate of Arts (AA) in Fashion Merchandising

    Unit requirementsCore 33 units Major 9 units

    Liberal Arts 18 units

    TOTAL 60 units

    Associate of Arts (AA) in Fashion Product Development

    Unit requirementsCore 33 units Major 9 units

    Liberal Arts 18 units

    TOTAL 60 units

    Associate of Arts (AA) in Fashion Styling

    Unit requirementsCore 33 units Major 9 units

    Liberal Arts 18 units

    TOTAL 60 units

    Associate of Arts (AA) in Fashion Visual Merchandising

    Unit requirementsCore 33 units Major 9 units

    Liberal Arts 18 units

    TOTAL 60 units

    Associate of Arts (AA) in Textile Design

    Unit requirementsCore 33 units Major 15 units

    Liberal Arts 18 units

    TOTAL 66 units

    Bachelor of Arts (BA) in Fashion Journalism

    Unit requirementsCore 36 units Major 30 units Electives 9 units

    Liberal Arts 45 units

    TOTAL 120 units

    In addition to emphasizing theprinciples and practice of the writtenjournalistic form, the BA FashionJournalism program offers youcoursework in fashion design toafford journalism students a broaderappreciation of the craft.

    The School of Fashions AA programoffers you eight types of degrees:Technical Fashion Design, Fashion Journalism, Fashion Marketing, Fashion Merchandising, Fashion Product Development, Fashion Styling, Textile Design, and Fashion Visual Merchandising. Course offeringsinclude fashion design, menswear,costume design, textiles, knitwear,fashion journalism, merchandising,visual merchandising, styling, fashionmarketing, product development, andmuch more.

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA)

    Unit requirementsCore 36 units Major 42 units Electives 9 unitsLiberal Arts 45 units

    TOTAL 132 units

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Costume Design

    Unit requirementsCore 36 units Major 42 units Electives 9 unitsLiberal Arts 45 units

    TOTAL 132 units

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Merchandising

    Unit requirementsCore 36 units Major 30 units Electives 9 unitsLiberal Arts 45 units

    TOTAL 120 units

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  • GraduateMaster of Fine Arts (MFA)

    Unit requirementsMajor 30 units Electives* 6 units Directed Study 18 units Graduate Liberal Arts 9 units

    TOTAL 63 units

    Certificate

    The four-year certificate program provides you with a disciplined approach to the study of fashion. Your portfolio will demonstrate the variety of skills and creativity developed. Graduates will enter the field prepared for professional opportunities in fashion. You will take electives and art history courses to round out your experience. Unlike the BFA program, you do not take liberal arts coursework.

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Product Development

    Unit requirementsCore 36 units Major 30 units Electives 9 unitsLiberal Arts 45 units

    TOTAL 120 units

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Styling

    Unit requirementsCore 36 units Major 30 units Electives 9 unitsLiberal Arts 45 units

    TOTAL 120 units

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Fashion Visual Merchandising

    Unit requirementsCore 36 units Major 30 units Electives 9 unitsLiberal Arts 45 units

    TOTAL 120 units

    Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) in Textile Design

    Unit requirementsCore 36 units Major 42 units Electives 9 unitsLiberal Arts 45 units

    TOTAL 132 units

    The School of Fashions BFA program offers you seven types of

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