Fashion your future as an accessory designer

Create objects that put the finishing touch on self-expression

As 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 the discipline, SCAD fashions a comprehensive curriculum driven by market needs. Our students have access to coveted internships, high-end tools, and distinguished faculty at the peak of their profession. Through red-carpet events and mentorship programs, students learn from celebrated designers and take on assignments from brands including Fossil and Reebok.

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No. 1 graduate fashion program in the U.S. for learning experience in 2017

London-based The Business of Fashion has ranked the SCAD graduate fashion program No. 1 in the U.S. for learning experience.

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Accessory design degrees

SCAD's accessory design degrees are offered in Savannah.

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Student work

"Togetherness" by accessory design student Anna Shillenn

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Prepare for your professional practice

Collaborations across the School of Fashion and beyond, and working relationships with factories, manufacturers, and suppliers prepare accessory design students for the professional practices of the industry. At SCAD, Erika Lynn McKelvery (B.F.A., accessory design, 2012) discovered a love for fish leather and established a unique accessory line using the fishing industry byproduct.

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Accessory design graduate Andree Kong

“Because of SCAD’s support, I got my dream job at Coach in New York City.”

Andree Kong | B.F.A., accessory design, 2017

Discover how collaboration helped fuel Kong’s career

Related majors and minors

Accessory design is an ever-evolving field. In order to thrive in such an industry, many students choose to pursue a double major or related minor while they are here. You can explore new perspectives, harness diverse creative approaches, and develop a unique, well-rounded style — all while earning multiple degrees.

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