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School of Fashion

Study Fashion

Design and build the fashion and styles of tomorrow.

Our classes provide the skills needed to help you succeed in Fashion Design, Journalism, Footwear & Accessory, Styling, Merchandising, Marketing, and Product Development. We offer degree options that span the entire fashion spectrum. You'll gain a thorough knowledge of the industry as you prepare to become part of it.

Our graduates work at these respected companies, among others:

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"Academy of Art University has a very creative and inspiring environment due to its geographical location as well as talented and knowledgeable faculty and professors."

Textile Design alumna

Andrea Nieto

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Executive Director, School of Fashion

Simon Ungless

Collaborated with Alexander McQueen on the first ten collections shown in London and New York. His Experience covers Marketing for such clients as Givenchy, Paul Smith, and Versace.

Fashion Programs

Whether you're interested in fashion design, styling, textiles, or marketing, our School of Fashion has the specialized program to fit your passion. You'll work with experts and have access to fashion technology, equipment and facilities to prepare you for a career.

Student Work

Our Fashion courses combine excellence in design, artistic vision, and innovative technology.

Online degrees available!

Learn from some of the finest creative minds working in fashion today.

“I had an incredibly conceptual, creative education at Academy of Art University. Through this freedom and experimentation, I found my own voice, something that I know more than ever is extremely important in fashion… I will always hold the Academy of Art University close to my heart; it is where fashion started for me.”

“The School of Fashion allowed me to see the endless possibilities in this industry, especially being able to watch and learn from such highly talented peers. Academy of Art University equipped me with the skills I needed to go straight into the workforce and hit the ground running. Everything from organizing timelines to drawing flats by hand and on the computer, carried over seamlessly from student life into working in a corporate design environment.”

Updated September 8, 2020

Covid-19 update from Art Academy University:

In preparation for the Fall 2020 Semester, the Academy’s covid-19 Task Force has been hard at work ensuring safety for anyone visiting our campus through the following measures:

  • Friendly safety reminders are posted throughout Academy buildings.
  • Sanitation stations are provided in buildings.
  • Social distance stickers are clearly marked in elevators, lobbies and on floors.
  • Plexiglass shields are at host desk and in restroom.
  • Buses are cleaned often and thoroughly.

Also, to stop the spread of COVID -19, wearing a mask is important. Masks are required to be worn at all times when in Academy buildings. but can be removed When the wearer is eating. Seated alone at their personal workstation or at least six feet away from another individual. Please note that a face mask must cover both the Nose and Mouth. Academy of Art University will also provide receptacles for used/soiled face coverings.

We recommend cloth/fabric masks or a 3-ply disposable medical grade mask. Bandannas and neck gaiters are not recommended as studies show these are not effective.

The face mask types and wearing protocols outlined above are designed in accordance with CDC guidelines and the city of San Francisco. We ask that you follow them so that we can all remain safe and healthy.

I am staying in the residence halls: may I remain in on-campus housing during Thanksgiving and/or the Intercession?

Yes you may request to remain in on-campus housing during the breaks. Please notify campus housing at 415-618-6335 or email: . During halls are open to all students.

Are any studios, Labs and woodshops/workshops open to students.

Yes the University is making available specific studios, Labs, and woodshops and workshops to student to reserve to complete projects and advisor on how to access facilities and to find out about associated fees and to make a reservation.