Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology (BIFT), established in 1959, is the only public university named after Fashion in China. Our mortal is integration of art and technology. We provide high quality fashion education from bachelor degree to PHD. BIFT receives high global recognition ranking 19 in the 2016 BoF ranking.
Chongqing University of Education was founded in 1954, approved by the Ministry of Education as a general undergraduate public university. CQUE is devoted to grooming students with multidisciplinary and practical knowledge for development of 0-12 Child's growth. Now we has 12 colleges such as Education, Literature, Sciences, Arts, etc. Besides womenswear and menswear design, the fashion department is also focused on children's wear and parentage wear design. Fashion design program is developing rapidly, and our students have won more than 30 professional awards in all kinds of national fashion design competitions.
College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University
College of Fashion and Design, Donghua University is one of the earliest established universities offering fashion disciplinary in China. The college is made up of 6 departments and 3 sectors, namely Department of Fashion Design and Engineering, Department of Fashion Design, Department of Visual Communication, Department of Environmental Design, Department of Product Design, Department of Acting, Sector of Art Theory, Sector of Fine Arts, Sector of Sino-Japanese Cooperation Project and the experimental centers. Currently, there are about 2,500 undergraduates, 550 postgraduates and PhD students as well as about 170 teaching staff. The orientation of the college is to take fashion disciplines as the lead, design as the main body of disciplines group, develop into a comprehensive design school featured with fashion and enjoying high reputation at both home and abroad. The college is committed to build a magnificent school creating fashion professionals.
The Raffles Fashion Design Bachelor Programme is composed of an international and diverse group of students who bring their distinctive home cultures and create contemporary, conceptual and high-end fashion creations. They are provided skills in pattern making, design research, CAD, draping and sewing in order to become future creative practitioners. Students are also exposed to the industry through competitions, field trips to fashion capitals of the world and undertaking internships.
The Director of Fashion (China) is Stefán A.R. Orschel-Read, himself a BA (Hons) graduate of Central St. Martins and a Masters graduate of the Royal College of Art. The Fashion Department is staffed with a team of fashion creative practitioners some of whom are past awardees and experienced designers. The Guangzhou Programme Coordinator is Mao Di Jennifer, who is an alumnus of the Raffles group, having earned her Masters in Fashion Design from the Raffles College of Design and Commerce in Sydney, Australia.
Many graduates have continued their studies in notable universities overseas, such as London College of Fashion, Bunka in Tokyo, and Savannah College of Art & Design in USA. Frequently current students start their own labels while still completing their studies; recently, Jimmy Lyu, a 2nd Year student was awarded a final place finish in the 2016 Chinese Project Runway. Final collections of students are also picked to be part of prestigious runway events. In 2016, Chelsea Huang and Olivia Ru had their collections showed at the Shanghai Fashion Week and Hong Kong Fashion week respectively.
Sino-Japanese Joint Program, Donghua University was founded in March 2003. It is the Sino-foreign cooperative education bachelor's degree program in Fashion and Clothing Design approved by the Ministry of Education and organised by Donghua University - Japan Bunka Gakuen.
Sichuan Fine Arts Institute, with a history of 64 years, is one of the five most prominent art academies in China and the only one in the southwestern China. Some outstanding art works from our institute have become the milestones of Chinese Contemporary Arts. Now we have 11 Departments which are Chinese Painting, Oil Painting, Print-making, Sculpture, Design, Architecture, Film and Animation, Art Education, Art Theory, Public Art. In the Design Academy, there are 7 majors, including Visual Design, Fashion Design, etc.
The Fashion Design Department developed in 1980s is the only department which offers the Master Degree of Fashion Design in mountainous municipal city of Chongqing. After 2000, our students have won more than 100 professional awards including 6 international, 15 group and 20 individual awards. Because of the front rank of Fashion Design Department among 44 professional schools locally, Sichuan Fine Arts Institute was conferred the title of The Top Ten Chinese Fashion Academies by China Fashion Association.