Fashion Modeling

If you love fashion, have an eye for what works, and have a creative streak, studying fashion modeling could be for you. The fashion modeling major is actually a combination of two degrees: fashion design and fashion merchandising. Some schools offer this degree as a bachelor's degree and allow students to concentrate in merchandising and/or design. Although each college program is unique, you can expect to learn the ins and outs of retail, design, and fashion. You will learn how to display clothing on mannequins, on people, and in the store. You will also learn how to manage a fashion show, how to apply models' makeup, and how to market and photograph fashion shows. Fashion modeling majors study computer graphics, textiles, design, drawing, and the retailing of fashion. You will also participate in field trips, help to make a runway show happen, create merchandising displays for stores, and spend time developing your portfolio. You'll be encouraged to complete an internship where you can take all of the skills you've learned during your course of study and apply them to the real world. With a degree in fashion modeling, you will be prepared for a wide range of opportunities that the field has to offer. Some graduates work as buyers, fashion event coordinators, fashion consultants, and merchandisers.

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Fashion Institute of Technology

The Fashion Institute of Technology is a public college of design, fashion, and art in New York City and part of the State University of New York system. FIT offers undergraduate programs in 29 fashion and artistic disciplines such as Menswear,...

“…As an art and design student, it was nice to experience professional artists teaching us the ropes on how to better our artistic styles. You'll be able to learn a lot from these professors which would allow you to further express your creativity to...” – W.V. from Brooklyn, NY

LIM College

Originally founded as the Laboratory Institute of Merchandising, LIM College is a private school in New York City with a focus on the business of fashion. LIM confers undergraduate degrees in seven fields of study such as Fashion Media and Fashion...

“…The school is very modern and the teachers seem passionate about their jobs. You are surrounded by fashion where each building is located. The school is located on 5th Ave and you see all the high-end fashion designers.” – John from Cliffside Park, NJ