11 November 2011
The Business of Fashion online magazine has produced its latest ranking of fashion schools. There are now three categories, Undergraduate Fashion, Graduate Fashion, and Graduate Business. The indicators are divided into three groups: global Influence, learning experience and long-term value.
Global Influence (30% weighting), which includes reputation, selectivity and awards
Learning Experience (35% weighting), which includes student body, resources and teaching
Long-term Value (35% weighting), which includes careers, preparedness and alumni network.
This year’s undergraduate rankings are dominated by London and New York. Central Saint Martins is in first place and there are three more London schools in the top ten, London College of Fashion, Kingston University and the University of Westminster. Parsons School of Design and Fashion Institute of Technology, both of Yew York, are second and seventh.
Central Saint Martins is also in first place in the graduate schools ranking. Here there is a strong performance by French and Japanese schools. IMF Paris is in second place, Bunka Fashion Graduate University Tokyo is sixth, Bunka Gakuen University Tokyo seventh, and ESMOD International Paris tenth.
The graduate business rankings are headed by IFM Paris, followed by the London College of Fashion and the Savannnah College of Art and Design, Georgia, USA.
Business of Fashion