Fashion & Textile Studies
Fashion studies is a new, emerging academic field. It is a
cross-disciplinary approach to understanding fashion history, markets, and
material culture, combing theories and methods from the humanities (like
philosophy and literary theory), psychology, sociology, and curatorial
studies. Students of these fields can find jobs in research and and
teaching as fashion gains momentum in the world of academia, as well as
work in museums.
Currently, few schools offer specific fashion studies programs, although
increasingly undergraduate and graduate level courses are available in
various disciplines that may cover such material. Some colleges and
universities offering degrees in fashion design/garment construction
require students to take courses on historical and theoretical knowledge
to complete their program.
University offers a Ph.D. program in Fashion Studies.
College of Fashion offers a Masters in History and Culture of Fashion.
School of Art and Design offers a Masters in Investigating Fashion Design.
St. Martins in London offers a Bachelorís in Fashion History and Theory as
a pathway under their Fashion Design school. http://www.arts.ac.uk/csm/courses/undergraduate/ba-fashion/