Studying fashion online has become a popular and convenient option for those who want to pursue their passion for fashion design and styling or fashion marketing, business and management. With the advancements in technology and the internet, it is now possible to access quality education in fashion from anywhere in the world. If you still need to be convinced, read further and check out the top 5 reasons why studying fashion online could be suitable for you:
Online fashion courses allow you to study at your own pace and on your own schedule. This means you can balance your education with other commitments, such as work or family. Online distance learning not only offers you flexibility with your schedule, but also with your location. You no longer must travel to France, Italy or UK to enroll in one of the top fashion schools you’ve been dreaming of. You can now do it from the comfort of your home, saving on living costs in expensive cities with famous fashion schools like London, Paris or Milan.
At IFA Paris, online programs are taught live, but are also recorded, so if you miss a class, you always have the possibility to catch up by watching the recording on our streaming platform.
Online fashion courses are often more affordable than traditional classroom-based programs. Online platforms do not require physical infrastructure or much maintenance costs, allowing distance learning courses to be offered at a more affordable price. Make sure to compare what is included in the tuition fees of your desired online program, particularly for topics such as fashion design, which can require a lot of materials (mannequin, sewing machine, pattern making software). At IFA Paris, we detail what is included in the tuition fee and what isn’t, so that way you will have a precise idea of the total cost.
3. Wide range of options:
Online fashion programs offer a diverse range of topics and specializations, so you can choose the course that best suits your interests and career goals. With the technological improvements, online learning is no longer limited to fashion business or marketing topics, but also creative fashion design courses are now available. Furthermore, you also have a wide range of different course types depending on your current education status. You can find discovery e-learning courses that will give you basic knowledge on a subject you’re interested in or distance learning short courses that will train you on a niche subject to boost your career. Also, a variety of online Undergraduate Bachelors and Postgraduate Masters/MBA degrees are available for online learning.
4. Variety of pedagogy:
Each student has its’ preferred learning methodology and preferences. Some are very autonomous and thrive with a customized schedule and a very individualized study plan. Others prefer a more paved out learning plan with live classes, interaction with the lecturer and other students. IFA Paris’ online programs offer you the on campus experience while studying remotely. Live classes, Q&A sessions with the lecturers, real life industry group projects with the school’s industry partners and workshops coupled with online resources offer a structured experience, during which you are accompanied by our student services team. Here, you can find more resources about our online campus and our pedagogical strategy.
5. Access to current technology:
Online fashion programs often use the latest technology and tools, giving students access to cutting-edge resources. With tech shaking up the fashion industry, individuals trained to work with technology, can rapidly adapt to its’ evolution and are very much sought after. For example, IFA Paris’ online Bachelor Fashion Design & Technology blends the French traditional “savoir faire” with the latest digital fashion technologies, providing you with a creative and technological edge. The IFA Paris online undergraduate and postgraduate programs include remote access to the school’s Fashion Tech Lab or its e-library.
Convinced to study online yet? One last thing before you take the leap, it’s essential to research the reputation and professionalism of the course provider or fashion school, to ensure the quality of education. Additionally, consider your learning style and motivation to ensure that online learning is the right choice for you, and if you realize online learning isn’t such a great fit for you, IFA Paris has you covered. With the IFA Paris Online Switch System, changes can be done at the end of each academic year for both undergraduate and postgraduate students.
Here is an overview of our program types, where you can see the subjects of each and whether they are available online. (Good news: most are available online for distance learning!)