Preparatory Year Programs in Fashion

A preparatory year is a period of time in which high school or secondary school graduates undergo a particular course of study in preparation for entry into a four-year college or university. Common all over the globe, preparatory years offer general education that proves useful when pursuing an academic degree. Just what is a preparatory year in fashion? The primary focus of this period of study… Read more

A preparatory year is a period of time in which high school or secondary school graduates undergo a particular course of study in preparation for entry into a four-year college or university. Common all over the globe, preparatory years offer general education that proves useful when pursuing an academic degree.

Just what is a preparatory year in fashion? The primary focus of this period of study is the fast-growing fields of fashion and merchandising. Students taking part in a fashion-focused preparatory year should expect to closely review production, design and commerce as they relate to the multibillion-dollar global fashion industry. Additional attention will be given to the fundamentals of the field, and students will learn to analyze and identify consumer needs as well as establish how those needs are best addressed. Further review of marketing considerations and trends, trend analysis, and international fashion production and merchandising should also be expected.

Those who successfully complete a prep year in fashion are equipped with the skills and educational foundation necessary for pursuing a four-year degree in a similar industry, as well as the tools needed to make a smooth transition into higher education.

There is significant variation in the cost of taking a preparatory year in fashion. Final costs depend on a number of factors, such as the prestige of the program and where, geographically, it’s being offered.

Students who complete a fashion prep year and then continue on to earn degrees are prepared for a broad number of roles in fashion and merchandising around the globe. Common career aspirations for fashion graduates include working in fashion merchandising, management and manufacturing, or in the promotion and marketing of related products and services.

A preparatory year in fashion is a good idea for anyone looking to enter the thriving global fashion industry. Explore the many options that exist by reviewing our extensive directory of programs, and utilize the lead form when you find one that fits your needs. Search for your program below and contact directly the admission office of the school of your choice by filling in the lead form.

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Conde Nast College
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The Vogue Foundation Programme is an introductory course that will prepare students for further study in higher education. This level three (120 credits) pre-university course ... +

The Vogue Foundation Programme is an introductory course that will prepare students for further study in higher education. This level three (120 credits) pre-university course is suitable for UK, EU and International students interested in studying fashion related subjects at degree level at a later stage. Students will be introduced to key aspects of the creative industries with an emphasis on fashion and media. The programme will focus on developing transferable skills in research, academic practice and visual communication. -
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ICP International College Portsmouth
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University of Northampton International College
Northampton, United Kingdom

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Milan Fashion Campus
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The Manchester College
Manchester, United Kingdom

The course aims to prepare students with the creative skills required to work within the media make-up industry.

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Online College of Art & Design
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The Online Foundation Diploma in Fashion & Textiles Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to be ... +

The Online Foundation Diploma in Fashion & Textiles Design is a three-stage, full-time or part-time programme designed for serious career-oriented students who wish to be fashion or textile designers, footwear designers, stylists, make-up artists, fashion photographers, buyers, journalists and managers. -
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Amsterdam Fashion Academy
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This is a great opportunity to study a wide range of essential skills needed for the design and production of both fashion and textiles in the stimulating fashion environment.

This is a great opportunity to study a wide range of essential skills needed for the design and production of both fashion and textiles in the stimulating fashion environment. -
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Elizabeth Galloway Academy Of Fashion
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Elizabeth Galloway’s Introduction to Fashion Design Course has a twofold purpose. Firstly, it may act as an introduction to the three-year full-time diploma in Fashion Design. ... +

Elizabeth Galloway’s Introduction to Fashion Design Course has a twofold purpose. Firstly, it may act as an introduction to the three-year full-time diploma in Fashion Design. This programme enables candidates to start exploring the techniques of fashion design by developing skills beyond the basic level to the level required for acceptance on to the full-time programme. Secondly, after successfully completing the Introduction to Fashion Design course candidates who want to become economically empowered and self-sufficient will have developed the skills to assist them in their endeavours. -
Foundation Year
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