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The SCAD School of Fashion is one of the largest and most comprehensive in the world, offering graduate and undergraduate degrees in accessory design, fashion, fashion marketing and management, and luxury and fashion management.
Through all degree programs, SCAD nurtures a culture of collaboration within and beyond the university. School of Fashion students work alongside students from other disciplines, including industrial design, fibers and jewelry, among others.
Accessories play a vital role in personalizing apparel choices. To prepare for this specialized field, SCAD students learn to conceptualize and design 3-D accessory products as well as execute, present and market their work with a high level of craftsmanship.
SCAD is the only university in the world to offer an M.F.A. in accessory design, and the first in the U.S. to offer an M.A. in accessory design.
The fashion department partners with innovative designers and hosts industry professionals to critique student work, present lectures and lead workshops.
Recent visitors include Simon Doonan, Barneys New York creative ambassador-at-large; Anne Slowey, ELLE fashion news director; Pamela Fiori, Town & Country editor-at-large; Derek Blasberg, author and fashion journalist; Kelly Cutrone, fashion PR mogul; Glen Senk, former director and CEO of Urban Outfitters; Marshal Cohen, author; Cameron Silver, vintage expert; and designers Carlos Falchi, Derek Lam, Mark Badgley, James Mischka and Waris Ahluwalia.
The fashion marketing and management program prepares students for cross-functional careers in a global marketplace that includes fashion, business and marketing sectors.
The core curriculum covers operations, planning, purchasing, advertising, trend forecasting, product promotion, visual design, retailing, sourcing and product development.
Luxury and fashion management addresses the different facets of a fast-paced, constantly evolving industry. Trend spotting, new marketing strategies, brand management, organizational structures, supply chain management, communication and fashion events are covered in this program.
SCAD is among the elite in offering an M.A. in luxury and fashion management and is the first university to offer an M.F.A. in this specialized field.