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    They give multiple lists concerning both design and business/marketing/misc courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.

    Undergrad design list:
    https://www.businessoffashion.com/ed...fashion-design

    The methodology behind the lists:
    https://www.businessoffashion.com/ed...ls/methodology

    Personally, I'm very surprised by the lack of Japanese schools in the undergrad design list, though Bunka, Kobe, and Musashino are in the 'insufficient data list'. Could it also be because they're not 'English-friendly' enough?

    Anyways, I was interested in your thoughts on the lists.

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    Quote Originally Posted by DannyDagger View Post
    Personally, I'm very surprised by the lack of Japanese schools in the undergrad design list, though Bunka, Kobe, and Musashino are in the 'insufficient data list'. Could it also be because they're not 'English-friendly' enough?

    Anyways, I was interested in your thoughts on the lists.
    Concerning Japanese schools, they teach Japanese pattern-making, which is a completely different system than the west. Though that hasn't stopped design houses (Betsey Johnson stole 2 from CDG, and several SZ brands in EU have them) from hiring them, and should in no way exclude them, but it could also be bias on their education board. Perhaps the language portion is an issue, because for whatever baffling reason the Antwerp school isn't on this list, and last I knew they made you learn Flemish to attend. From the looks of it, it's just extremely western centric. Many of the US schools listed I've never heard of for fashion degrees, and Cornell in particular teaches textile science etc. and not design, although this could be argued looking at Iris van Herpen, but one would have to do some sort of personal study to take that route in said program. My best guess is that they have made deals with some of these schools and are essentially paid advertisements.

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    bunka is like sewing bootcamp

    most of the output they have is for bunka by bunka perpetuated by this weird notion that Japanese fashion is relevant still, I dont think it really is, but I am beyond biased.
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