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Many people dream of a career in the fashion industry. In reality, this is a very lucrative, yet competitive field, so the more education and experience you have the better.
So, what does it take to get into fashion or design schools? Depending on the school, there are many requirements that need to be met for acceptance.
Enrollment into a fashion school does not necessarily mean designing each and every day. There are many different choices for the fashion school graduate. You can become a fashion buyer and work and travel for boutiques and stores. You’ll be scouting out the latest fashions for inclusion in the store’s inventory. There’s also the business and management aspect of the fashion industry.
Depending on the school you wish to attend, you will need to meet certain requirements. These requirements can include graduation from high school, a certain GPA and certain scores on college entrance exams.
While you may meet these general admission requirements, there may be other requirements. Many schools require other skills assessments and tests. Additionally, skills assessments may be a graduation requirement as well.
You will also be required to have a portfolio for both admission and graduation at the majority of fashion schools. In many cases, the quality of your portfolio may be more important than your GPA as it is an indicator of your skills and talent.
You will also be required to have traditional fashion sketching skills, as this is a very important aspect of any fashion school curriculum.