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Fashion Studies

The New School

24 months
40878 USD/year
40878 USD/year
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The Fashion Studies MA program offered by The New School is the first and only master’s program in this field in France, and one of a small handful worldwide.


During the Fashion Studies MA program at The New School students investigate fashion as a cultural phenomenon involving all practices connected to the production, dissemination, representation, and consumption of clothing. They develop a critical perspective on fashion, addressing issues of globalisation, labor, and sustainability; fashion curating, heritage, material culture, and construction of beauty ideals; identity, race, and gender; everyday consumption of clothing; and technological innovation and digital fashion futures.

Fashion Research, Theory, and Practice

The MA Fashion Studies aims to bridge the gap between academia and the fashion industry, pushing students to explore the interactions between theory and practice. Students engage in seminar-based classes with fashion scholars while also developing practical skills in courses taught by industry professionals. They work on individual and collective projects such as exhibitions and publications. Students benefit from exclusive access to the most prominent fashion and textile collections and archives in Paris and in Europe.

Future Opportunities

The aim of the MA Fashion Studies is to create polyvalent and critical researchers and professionals who are able to adapt to the heterogeneity of the fashion industry. The program is of particular interest to students pursuing careers in academia, fashion communication, branding and publishing, and the field of fashion heritage. Possible career paths include roles in fashion PR and communication departments and agencies, fashion magazines, fashion consulting, museums and galleries, private archives, auction houses, trend-forecasting agencies, fashion retailing, and also PhD degrees at top universities around the world.

Programme Structure

Courses include:

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

Key information


  • Full-time
    • 24 months

Start dates & application deadlines

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  • Applications received after January 15 are reviewed on a rolling basis depending on space availability in the programs.


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 is $75. The fee is paid through the online application and is non-refundable
  • 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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  • International

    40878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20439 USD per semester during 24 months.
  • National

    40878 USD/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the tuition of 20439 USD per semester during 24 months.

Living costs for Paris

1195 - 1778 EUR /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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