Whether you are itching to start your own fashion enterprise or aiming for a great position at an established fashion brand, the right institute can make a world of difference. CEOWORLD Magazine has crunched the numbers once again, releasing its annual list of best fashion schools in the world.
But where are the great fashion schools in the world and how do they stack up against one another?
New York-based Parsons School of Design claims the number one spot among 110 fashion schools, based on data compiled from more than 20,000 recruiters, 30,000 students, and 32,000 industry professionals. The Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp is number two, and London College of Fashion is number three.
Coming in at number four for 2017, is Fashion Institute of Technology in New York, followed by the UK’s Central Saint Martins (5th), Kingston University (6th), and Aalto University, School of Arts, Design and Architecture (7th) in Finland. Rounding out the top 10 are Polimoda (8th), Japan’s Bunka Gakuen (9th) and Royal College of Art in London (10th).
To put together its list, CEOWORLD Magazine looked to “6 performance indicators,” which includes academic experience, admission eligibility, placement rate, recruiter feedback, specialization, and global reputation.
Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017
|1||Parsons: Fashion, Art and Design School in New York||US||98.7|
|2||Royal Academy of Fine Arts Antwerp||Belgium||98.6|
|3||London College of Fashion, University of the Arts London||UK||98.5|
|4||Fashion Institute of Technology, New York||US||98.3|
|5||Central Saint Martins, University of the Arts London||UK||98.2|
|6||Kingston University, London||UK||97.8|
|7||School of Arts, Design and Architecture - Aalto University||Finland||97.7|
|9||Bunka Gakuen, Tokyo||Japan||97.4|
|10||Royal College of Art, London||UK||97.3|
|11||University of Westminster, London||UK||96.9|
|12||Shenkar College of Engineering, Design, and Art||Israel||96.7|
|13||Westphal College of Media Arts & Design, Drexel University, Philadelphia||US||96.5|
|14||University of Brighton, Brighton||UK||96.4|
|15||ArtEZ Institute of of the Art, Arnhem||Netherlands||96.3|
|16||Stephens College, Columbia||US||96.1|
|17||ESMOD International, Paris||France||95.8|
|18||Manchester School of Art||UK||95.7|
|19||National Institute of Fashion Technology, New Delhi||India||95.6|
|20||RMIT University, Melbourne||Australia||95.4|
|21||Fashion Design Institut, Düsseldorf||Germany||95.2|
|22||Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology, Beijing||China||95.8|
|23||Kent State University||US||94.9|
|24||University of Edinburgh||UK||94.8|
|25||Savannah College of Art and Design, Savannah||US||94.7|
|26||Marist College, Poughkeepsie, New York||US||94.5|
|27||Fashion Design Studio TAFE, Sydney||Australia||94.3|
|29||Design School Kolding, Kolding||Denmark||94.1|
|30||Miami International University of Art & Design||US||93.9|
|31||University for the Creative Arts, Surrey and Kent||UK||93.7|
|32||Tsinghua University, Beijing||China||93.6|
|33||Istituto Marangoni International, Milano||Italy||93.5|
|34||University of Technology Sydney, Sydney||Australia||93.2|
|35||Istituto Europeo di Design, Milan||Italy||93.1|
|36||Geneva School of Art and Design | la Haute école d'art et de design Genève||Switzerland||92.7|
|37||Rhode Island School of Design||US||92.6|
|38||Nottingham Trent University||UK||92.5|
|39||Accademia Costume e Moda, Rome||Italy||92.4|
|40||Ravensbourne College of Design and Communication, London||UK||92.3|
|41||Ryerson University School of Fashion, Toronto||Canada||92.1|
|42||Virginia Commonwealth University, Richmond||US||91.9|
|43||École de la Chambre Syndicale de la Couture Parisienne, Paris||France||91.8|
|44||Swedish School of Textiles, University of Borås, Dunedin||Sweden||91.7|
|45||Pratt Institute, New York||US||91.6|
|46||AMFI Amsterdam Fashion Institute||Netherlands||91.5|
|47||L'IFM Ecole de mode IFM Paris, Institut Français de la Mode||France||91.4|
|48||Hong Kong Polytechnic University||Hong Kong||91.3|
|49||Nuova Accademia di Belle Arti, Milan||Italy||91.2|
|50||School of the Art Institute Chicago||US||91.1|
|51||Otis College of Art and Design, Los Angeles||US||90.7|
|52||Middlesex University, London||UK||90.6|
|53||Academy of Art University, San Francisco||US||90.4|
|54||Otago Polytechnic, Dunedin||New Zealand||90.2|
|55||California College of the Arts||US||90.1|
|56||Columbus College of Art & Design, Ohio||US||89.8|
|57||Domus Academy, Milan||Italy||89.7|
|58||Columbia College Chicago||US||89.5|
|59||Musashino Art University, Tokyo||Japan||89.3|
|60||Moore College of Art & Design, Philadelphia||US||89.1|
|61||Studio Bercat, Paris||France||88.9|
|62||Fashion Institute of Design and Merchandising, Los Angeles||US||88.6|
|63||École nationale supérieure des Arts visuels de La Cambre, Brussels||Belgium||88.5|
|64||The College of Human Sciences, Iowa State University||US||88.3|
|65||School of Design, University of Cincinnati, Ohio||US||88.2|
|66||Paris College of Art, Paris||France||87.9|
|67||KOEFIA (International Academy of Haute Couture and Art of Costume), Rome||Italy||87.8|
|68||Instituto Europeo Di Design, Barcelona||Spain||87.7|
|69||National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad||India||87.5|
|70||LIM College, New York||US||86.9|
|71||Raffles Design Institute||Singapore||86.7|
|72||University of Delaware||US||86.5|
|73||George Brown College, Ontario||Canada||86.3|
|74||University of North Texas||US||86.1|
|75||University Of Technologies & Design, Kiev/Kyiv||Ukraine||85.9|
|76||Royal Danish Academy of Fine Arts, Copenhagen||Denmark||85.8|
|78||Arts University Bournemouth (AUB), Poole||UK||85.5|
|79||Copenhagen School of Design and Technology, Copenhagen||Denmark||85.4|
|80||Bath School of Art & Design||UK||85.2|
|81||University IUAV of Venice||Italy||84.9|
|82||Northbrook College, Sussex||UK||84.8|
|83||University of Applied Arts, Vienna||Austria||84.7|
|84||University of Northampton||UK||84.5|
|85||Limerick Institute of Technology||Ireland||84.3|
|86||University of Central Lancashire||UK||83.7|
|87||Kunsthochschule Weissensee, Berlin||Germany||83.6|
|90||University of Salford||UK||82.9|
|91||Oslo National Academy of the Arts, Oslo||Norway||82.8|
|92||De Montfort University (DMU)||UK||82.6|
|93||The Art Institute of Vancouver||Canada||82.5|
|94||Jannette Klein University||Mexico||82.2|
|95||Royal Academy of Art, Hague||Netherlands||81.8|
|96||Southampton Solent University||UK||81.7|
|97||Massachusetts College of Art and Design, Boston||US||81.6|
|98||University of East London||UK||81.5|
|99||The Art Institute of California||US||81.2|
|100||Massey University, Wellington||New Zealand||80.9|
|101||Beckmans College of Design, Stockholm||Sweden||80.8|
|102||Jean School, Amsterdam||Netherlands||80.7|
|103||Mexico University Ibero Americana||Mexico||80.5|
|104||Willem de Kooning Academy, Rotterdam||Netherlands||79.8|
|105||Glasgow School of Art||UK||79.7|
|106||Liverpool John Moores University||UK||79.6|
|107||Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam||Netherlands||79.3|
|108||Lisbon Design School, Lisbon||Portugal||79.1|
|109||Design Academy of Fashion, Cape Town||South Africa||78.6|
|110||Design & Arts College of New Zealand, Christchurch||New Zealand||78.2|
The Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017 – Methodology:
Best fashion schools in the world for 2017 by the CEOWORLD magazine is based on 6 major indicators of quality, overall Score (100%) is the sum of:
1) Academic experience
2) Admission Eligibility
3) Job Placement Rate
4) Recruiter Feedback
6) Global Reputation And Influence
Data for these indicators was collected from publicly available sources, university’s website, research, and survey. It measures the quality of education, job placements of students, and the recruiters feedback — without relying on university data submissions. Students, industry professionals, and recruiters were asked to rate institutes on a scale of 1 “marginal” to 100 “outstanding” or “don’t know.”
However, this is by no means a comprehensive list, while the institutes above are the “CEOWORLD magazine’s Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017,” there may be many other institutes that offer excellent programs.
* This rankings should not be viewed as the most important aspect when choosing a fashion school, and are simply one element to consider.
* The top-ranked fashion school receives 100 points.
* Fashion schools within the same rank range are listed alphabetically.
* The rankings are the result of a rigorous analytical exercise, incorporating multiple data sources, without relying on university data submissions.
* Detailed survey data and information collected directly from 82,000 individuals, across 6 data points.
* Surveys completed by 30,000 students, 32,000 industry professionals, and 20,000 recruiters around the world.
* Magazine surveyed 82,000 people in 46 countries between 16th December 2016 and 17th March 2017.
*The overall score are numerical scores given to the fashion schools based on students, industry professionals, and recruiter feedback — measuring the quality of the university. Overall scores are out of 100.
More details about the “Best Fashion Schools In The World For 2017” – Email firstname.lastname@example.org
The margin of sampling error for the full sample of 82.000 respondents is plus or minus 1.3 percentage points. In addition to sampling error, one should bear in mind that as in all survey research, there are possible sources of error—such as coverage, nonresponse and measurement error——that could affect the results.
Editorial Aide/Reporter at The CEOWORLD magazine. Nationally Syndicated Advice Columnist. Generally prefer dogs to humans. Loves dragons. New Yorker.
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