So /fa/, I'm coming to you guys for help.
I'm a 19 year old community college student, soon to be transfer student at a university, and I can't help pick what school or what I should exactly study. Registration is coming and I need insight on where to apply. I would love to work in fashion shows, taking pictures of models, styling models and creating ads for companies. Even working for a designer label would be basically the dream. Any input on what I should look into and apply for? I'm thinking NYU Gallatin for advertising but I'm from Chicago. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.
my university offers no courses related to fashion design, you have to go to a completely different tech college in the same city to do it so it's not really an option
all the same i want to learn about it
what do i do
this. It helps if you're in a relatively /fa/ area too, so that its easier to get a good internship. you could do something more business related or more art/design related, so pick whichever one you want or are better at.
Would you consider Chicago to be an /fa/ area in terms of finding an internship? I know they have a few liberal arts schools down here where I can study Fashion Merchandise and Marketing but I don't know if that's too narrow of a major.
>Advising people to study marketing
People, please don't fall for this April's fool. Marketing is a really shitty degree. I've spoken with multiple people that studied it and they were having ernormous trouble finding junior positions (anything better than internships) because there is simply not a whole lot of demand for it. One of those people told me that she was asking herself every day why she didn't study a real degree, like math, science, engineering.
If you really want to get into fashion not only as an interest but as a job, I'd say you should look elsewhere.
(I myself am studying Business Informatics)
I honestly don't know. You could probably answer that question better yourself then I can. I don't know if there's a direct line from like school -> internship -> job in the fashion industry there, but I'm sure you could make it work one way or another.
guys so i got into columbia but my parents are pushing for me to study physics but like i really want to do something design-related, although i'm also afraid of making shit money, esp. when i have to pay off like 30k student loan debt for 4 yrs (which honestly isn't that bad). i'm planning on goin to graduate school no matter what i do though. help me
>i'm also afraid of making shit money
so do something you hate for the rest of your life who cares?
> i'm planning on goin to graduate school no matter what i do though.
then who gives a shit? like what you study as an undergrad matters toward grad..
These are also schools with tons of alumni, so its worth something having a degree from one of these schools as opposed to somewhere random (to an extent). However if you're working in design your portfolio is almost just as important as your resume/degree.
I'm in the same position where I want to do something relating to fashion but can't decide what. I'm caught between Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, or Fabric Style. If all else, I also could go into something relating to business or economics.