The Fashion Design and Society MFA program offered at The New School allows only a small group of students to join this academy for advanced studies in fashion design and train to become innovative and progressive world-class designers. Initiated by Parsons alumna Donna Karan, the program has received support from major names in fashion such as Diane von Furstenberg, Swarovski, Uniqlo, LVMH, and Kering.
Grounded in Design
The two-year, 60-credit program combines intensive studio-based projects with research and exploration. In the tradition of critical social research at The New School, the program helps students develop an understanding of the global business, intellectual, and ecological contexts of their work. Supplemental classes in filmmaking, presentation, and photography broaden students’ visual design vocabulary and communication skills, preparing them for success in collaborative professional settings and showing them how to present and position their work within the market.
Graduates pursue career paths including fashion design, art direction, curating, and teaching.
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- Design Studio: Personal Identity
- Design in Fashion Systems
- Design Studio
- Advanced Visual Practicum
- Fashion Presentation
- 24 months
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DisciplinesDesign Fashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods Fashion Design View 62 other Masters in Fashion, Textiles and Luxury Goods 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
- All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores
International53044 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26522 USD per semester during 24 months.
National53044 USD/yearTuition FeeBased on the tuition of 26522 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.
Studyportals Tip: Students can search online for independent or external scholarships that can help fund their studies. Check the scholarships to see whether you are eligible to apply. Many scholarships are either merit-based or needs-based.
Apply and win up to €10000 to cover your tuition fees.
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