During the Fashion Studies MA program offered at The New School students develop a critical and historical understanding of fashion and its complex intersections with identities and cultures.
Access to Fashion
Students complete internships at fashion magazines, museums, and fashion companies including Elle, Harper’s Bazaar, V Magazine, the Museum at the Fashion Institute of Technology, Diane von Furstenberg, Comme des Garçons, Ralph Lauren, Halston, and Hermès. Students have the opportunity to spend a second-year semester at Parsons Paris, where they have direct access to some of the most prominent fashion and textiles collections in France through the Musée des Arts Décoratifs, the Musée Galleria, and the Yves Saint Laurent Foundation.
Varied Career Paths
MA Fashion Studies graduates have gone on to pursue PhD degrees at top universities around the world; others work at top fashion media companies and publishing houses, including Rizzoli Publishing, Vogue, W, Nylon, I-D, and InStyle. Some graduates are actively involved in teaching in higher education, while others work in institutions such as the Costume Institute at The Metropolitan Museum of Art and as archivists, consultants, researchers, merchandisers, buyers, and public relations professionals in fashion houses and at corporations such as Alexander Wang, Gucci, J.Crew, and Louis Vuitton.
Graduates pursue careers in fashion archiving and curation, museum administration, journalism, media and consulting, criticism, and academia.
- Fashion Studies: Key Concepts
- Fashion, History, and Mediation
- Fashion Studies
- Interpreting Fashion
- Fashion Cultures
- 24 months
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DisciplinesDesign Fashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods Fashion Design View 645 other Masters in Design in United States
We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.
- Complete the online application
- The application fee for first-year international applicants is $75
- Statement of Purpose
- Recommendation Letters
- Writing Sample (Optional)
- All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores
International55080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27540 USD per semester during 24 months.
National55080 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 27540 USD per semester during 24 months.
Living costs for New York City
The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.
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