Career Guide: Pursue a degree in Fashion and Designing

If you are a person who is intrigued by Fashion, Fancy handbags, Interiors, fashion magazines and know about the latest trends in the fashion world, a degree in Fashion or designing would be the best fit for you. There are some factors you should consider before considering a degree in Fashion and Design. Since design schools around the world are expensive, you should start saving money well in advance, needless to say that the expensive tuition fees pays off in the long run. Always check for the alumni of the school you are applying for and check where exactly has the University placed its students in the past. The most important of them all is that you should have a PASSION for the subject. You need to eat, breath and dream Fashion.

The Fashion and Design world may look very lucrative but it’s highly competitive and face-paced. New trends emerge everyday and things get out of fashion too soon. One needs to be on top of all the information to maintain the competitive edge. It is highly advisable for all students aspiring a career in this field to grab any opportunity that they get in terms of internships, retail experience or networking to give your profile a boost.

There are a number of degrees you can pursue in the field of design and fashion. These include:

1. Fashion Design

2. Product Design

3. Interior Design

4. Photography

5. Graphic Design

6. Fashion Marketing

7. Retail Marketing

8. Window Dressing

9. Textile and Merchandise Design

10. Public Relations

Some of the Top Design Schools in the world are:

1. Parsons School of Design

2. London College of Fashion

3. Central Saint Martins (London)

4. Fashion Institute of Technology (USA)

5. Kingston University

6. Royal College of Art, London

7. Instituto Maragoni (Milan)

8. ESMOD (Paris)

9. Savannah College of Art and Design

10. Pratt Institute

11. Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising

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