Fashion Design and Society, Master | The New School | New York City, United States
MFA On Campus

Fashion Design and Society

24 months
55080 USD/year
55080 USD/year
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The Fashion Design and Society MFA program offered at The New School is the first graduate program of its kind in the United States, with a unique interdisciplinary and international approach to fashion.


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.

Future Opportunities

Graduates pursue career paths including fashion design, art direction, curating, and teaching.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Orientation
  • Design Studio: Personal Identity
  • Design in Fashion Systems
  • Design Studio
  • Advanced Visual Practicum
  • Fashion Presentation

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines


60 SCH


On Campus

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
  • Portofolio
  • All applicants whose first language is not English must submit valid TOEFL, IELTS, PTE, or Duolingo scores
  • Interview

Tuition Fee

To alway see correct tuition fees
  • International

    55080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27540 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    55080 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 27540 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for New York City

1819 - 3968 USD /month
Living costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


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