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Fashion Design & Business School in Paris, France

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IFA Paris Fashion School:
International Fashion Academy (IFA) Paris is a leading fashion school located in the historical garment district in the 10th arrondissement in the center of Paris, France. Established in 1982, we offer 3-year Bachelor Degrees in Fashion Design & Technology and Fashion Marketing, and a 1-year intensive postgraduate certificate course in Contemporary Fashion Design. We also offer graduate programs in the fields of Fashion Business and Luxury Brand Management. All of our fashion programs are taught entirely in the English language.

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International Fashion Education:

Photo of Fashion Design & Business School in Paris, FranceIFA Paris opened our school in Shanghai, China in 2002 and students on our Bachelor in Fashion Design & Technology degree program are strongly encouraged to study abroad in Shanghai for part of their course. Students on our Bachelor in Fashion Marketing degree spend 10 academic weeks in Shanghai during their second year. In addition, students can attend POLIMODA which is the top fashion design and marketing school in Italy, as part of the MBA / Masters Program in Luxury Brand Management and as part of the MBA / Masters Program in Fashion Business.

Why Study Fashion in Paris?
Paris still lays claim to being the world’s fashion capital and remains an essential stop for young designers who wish to understand where fashion came from and where it is going. It provides the fashion world with important fashion events such as its twice-yearly fashion week, fairs, and trade shows, fascinating concept stores, and industry leading trend agencies.

Paris holds a special place at the top of the fashion world. As fashion’s birthplace, it gave the world some of its most renowned designers and fashion houses including Yves Saint Laurent, Chanel and Dior, and remains the place where the new generation of fashion designers including Rick Owens, Martin Margiela and Alber Elbaz choose to live and work. The headquarters and flagship stores of the world's most prestigious labels are at your doorstep. The affinity Parisians feel for fashion extends beyond the bounds of the industry and into the city’s films, art galleries, museums, theaters, and street life.

The cultural impression of the city is further enhanced inside IFA’s Paris school. We offer all the amenities and resources of a world-class educational institution. A diverse and international student body provides unlimited opportunity to explore the different ideas and aesthetics that will drive the trends of the future.

Fashion Programs - Taught Entirely in English:

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- Bachelor Degree in Fashion Design & Technology Course:

3 years in Paris or Shanghai
The Bachelor in Fashion Design and Technology was created with the insight that fashion education in France needed to internationalize in order to remain competitive in the rapidly moving global fashion industry. Students will have an average of 25 hours in class a week over a period of 32 weeks a year.

Subjects covered include:
  Fashion Design; Computer Design; Pattern Making and Draping; Fashion Marketing; Lectra Systems; Textiles Technology; European Fashion History and English.

- Bachelor Degree in Fashion Marketing:
3-years taught in Paris with 10 academic weeks in Shanghai during the second year 
This unique, multi-disciplinary course allows students to build career skills and gain a full understanding of all aspects, opportunities and challenges of working in the fashion industry today by joining world renowned companies or as an entrepreneur. 

Subjects covered include:  Brand Development; Marketing Communication; Fashion Styling; Fashion Buying; Consumer Behavior; Trends and Digital Marketing. During the course, you will have the opportunity to attend fashion events and exhibitions, visit leading brand stores, design studios and factories, and listen to guest speakers. 

- Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Fashion Design - 1-year Intensive Course:
This is an innovative, advanced course that aims to meet the needs of both world renowned and medium sized companies for fashion designers with a broader range of competencies. It is also ideal for creative fashion entrepreneurs who desire to launch their own label with its thorough insights into the functioning of a fashion company. 

The first 26 weeks of the course will be divided into 4 groups of modules: Fashion Socio-Cultural, Textile and Production, Image and Communication, and Marketing and Management. The second half of the 52 academic weeks’ course will be dedicated to an advanced studio-based project.

1-Year Fashion MBA Programs - Taught in English:

Photos of IFA Paris Fashion School- MBA in Fashion Business Degree Program: Entirely in Paris or 30 weeks in Paris + 10 weeks in Shanghai

- MBA in Luxury Brand Management: 30 weeks in Paris + 10 weeks in Shanghai or 30 weeks in Shanghai + 10 weeks in Paris 

- MBA in Global Fashion Media: 36 weeks in Paris + 12 weeks in Shanghai + 12 weeks of Capstone Project

- MBA in Cosmetics, Beauty & Fragrances: 24 weeks in Paris + 24 weeks in Shanghai + 12 weeks Capstone project

- MBA/ Masters in Luxury Brands Management in collaboration with Polimoda in Florence: 30 weeks in Shanghai + 8 weeks in Florence + 2 weeks in Paris 

- MBA/ Masters in Fashion Business in collaboration with Polimoda in Florence: 30 weeks in Shanghai + 8 weeks in Florence + 2 weeks in Paris 

Dual City - Paris & Shanghai Study Abroad Program:
The IFA Paris schools in Paris and Shanghai, China both offer exactly the same curriculum and program for the Bachelor degree in Fashion Design & Technology course. The course was designed to allow students the opportunity of studying fashion abroad and we encourage our students to study in both cities successively to grasp global concepts on fashion knowledge. In Paris, IFA students can explore fashion’s rich French heritage; while in Shanghai, they can discover and experience fashion’s fastest growing market. Classes are taught entirely in English in both locations.

Scholarships Available!

In 2014, IFA Paris will offer 9 scholarships at postgraduate level and 5 scholarships at undergraduate level for programs in our Paris and Shanghai schools. Contact Us today for more information on how to apply for this exceptional opportunity.

Postgraduate Scholarships:

MBA in Cosmetics, Beauty & Fragrances
24 weeks in Paris + 24 weeks in Shanghai + 12 weeks Capstone project 
 - 2 x full scholarships (worth €15,800) 

MBA in Global Fashion Media
 - 36 weeks in Paris + 12 weeks in Shanghai + 12 weeks Capstone project
- 2 x full scholarships (worth €14,800)

Postgraduate Certificate in Contemporary Fashion Design - 1 year intensive course
- 1 x full scholarship (worth €14,800)
- 4 x half scholarships (worth €7,400) 
Undergraduate Scholarships:

Bachelor in Fashion Design & Technology
 - 3 years in Paris
- 3 x full scholarships covering the entire 3 years (worth €25,200)

Bachelor in Fashion Marketing
 - 3 years in Paris including a semester in Shanghai
- 2 x full scholarships covering the entire 3 years (worth €25,200) 

All of our courses are taught in English and both domestic and international students are eligible to apply. Please note that the scholarships include tuition fee only.

Internship / Job Placement Assistance:

IFA's Placement Office is open from Monday to Friday from 9am to 6pm. The following services are provided to students and graduates in Paris:

- An essential liaison between the fashion and luxury industry and our students and graduates
- Organizes on-campus recruitments for various companies
- Maintain a database of internships and job opportunities
- Invites industry speakers to introduce their companies and their operations
- Assists students in writing resumes and prepare interviews
- Meet regularly with IFA alumni
- Follow graduates in their career development

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