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2-year Certificate in Fashion Design. The only institution in New England dedicated exclusively to the study of fashion design. Your fashion education begins at the School of Fashion Design!

 We are delighted that you have found the School of Fashion Design and are exploring an education in fashion. Succeeding in fashion requires knowledge, skill, and technique. SFD is a studio school that offers the most comprehensive education in all aspects of the apparel industry. We support students in bringing their vision to reality.

Founded in 1934, the School of Fashion Design provides students with a foundation in apparel design and construction of the highest quality. Our personalized program, delivered in our friendly and welcoming studio school, provides experiential classes taught by masters in the field of fashion design. SFD is the only school in New England dedicated exclusively to apparel design. This focus, coupled with our 8:1 teacher/student ratio distinguishes our program from the rest.

The student experience at SFD is rooted in our Newbury Street location, the heart of Boston’s fashion district. From the luxury brands to new boutique lines, you’ll find endless inspiration on Newbury Street. Many SFD students and alumni find exciting internships and work just steps from our door!

Whether you are a novice or an expert, taking courses at SFD allows you to join a global community of emerging and established designers. Though we serve students from around the globe, our diversity extends to personal and professional backgrounds and level of experience. Our studios are filled with recent high school graduates, working professionals embarking on a new career path, students from area colleges enriching their education with our fashion courses, and even students with advanced degrees who are now pursuing their dream of an education and career in fashion.

SFD faculty and students are also active partners in our local community, collaborating regularly with area theaters, museums, libraries, civic organizations, local businesses, and neighboring colleges. Our reputation for excellence is on display each time our students show their work outside the classroom at the many fashion shows and exhibit opportunities available to our students throughout the year.

With an SFD Certificate in Fashion Design, our esteemed group of alumni are industry leaders around the globe, have enjoyed design careers with Adidas, American Eagle, Bergdorf Goodman, Coach, J. Jill, Nieman Marcus, PUMA, Ralph Lauren, Reebok, Talbots, Timberland, and Zac Posen and more. Several alumni are also designers and costumers for stage and screen, including Cirque du Soleil, while others have found success launching their own brand.

Our varied class levels and flexible schedules are designed to meet the needs and profiles of all students. So whatever your level, background, or career goals, we invite you to take the next step in gaining the skills to match your passion for fashion.

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