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Fashion Studies

The New School

24 months
53044 USD/year
53044 USD/year
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The Fashion Studies MA program offered at The New School investigates the material and visual dimensions of fashion as dress, image, and bodily practice and as a major cultural industry that positions the individual within society and the world.

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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.

Future Opportunities

Graduates pursue careers in fashion archiving and curation, museum administration, journalism, media and consulting, criticism, and academia.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Fashion Studies: Key Concepts
  • Fashion, History, and Mediation
  • Fashion Studies
  • Interpreting Fashion
  • Fashion Cultures

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

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42 alternative credits


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Academic requirements

We are not aware of any academic requirements for this programme.

Other requirements

General requirements

  • Complete the online application
  • The application fee for first-year international applicants is $75
  • Transcripts
  • Résumé
  • 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
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

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    53044 USD/year
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    Based on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    53044 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
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