2-Year Certificate, or 3-Year Diploma

The School of Fashion Design is a fully licensed studio school offering a 2-year Certificate in Fashion Design and a 3-year Diploma in Fashion Design. 

Students may elect to complete our two-year Certificate in Fashion Design on a full or part time basis. Full time students generally take five courses each semester for two years. Students completing the full program receive a Certificate in Fashion Design from SFD. 

Students may also elect to complete a third year of study to receive their Diploma in Fashion Design.  These students spend their third year working on a unified design Collection within a specific design concentration (bridal, sportswear, children’s wear, menswear, swimwear, lingerie, etc).


Full Time, Part Time, Continued Education

The School of Fashion Design is a private nonprofit studio arts school, licensed by the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, Division of Professional Licensure, Office of Proprietary Schools. The School of Fashion Design is the only educational institution in Massachusetts dedicated exclusively to the study of fashion design. Our curriculum stresses a solid foundation in traditional techniques, and addresses technological demands of the contemporary market. 

Coursework begins at the beginning. Students with no prior drawing or sewing experience learn from scratch. Students with prior experience hone their skills and solidify best practices in the design discipline.  Our expert faculty brings professional industry experience to our studio classrooms, providing students with a unique hands-on environment to prepare for their fashion careers. 


Apply Now!

Your fashion education begins here, at the School of Fashion Design, where you learn how to be the best. Our vastly experienced faculty offer expert instruction in our studio workrooms.  We are accepting applications now for full time, part time, continuing education, and high school prep. 

To apply to the School of Fashion Design, you must be a high school graduate or have your GED.


Teen Fashion Clinic

The School of Fashion Design offers pre-college workshops in fashion design for high school students. Beginner and advanced levels are available.