Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment

Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment

School of the Art Institute of Chicago

Justin LeBlanc (MDes 2012), Chair study III: Inflate. Photo: David Grant.

November 8, 2012
Master of Design in Fashion, Body and Garment

Application deadline: January 15, 2013

The School of the Art Institute of Chicago’s (SAIC) Master of Design in Fashion, Body & Garment program closely examines and reimagines the nature and potentiality of fashion through explorations in studio and intensive immersion in theory. The program’s interdisciplinary basis allows for limitless opportunities to engage in a vibrant environment of contemporary art making and scholarship, forming connections between fashion and other artistic practices.

• The Master of Design in Fashion, Body & Garment curriculum is a combination of design studios, topical seminars, self-directed research, technical labs, design history and theory courses, and a wide range of elective courses, including performance, film, new media, writing, and sculpture.

• SAIC’s Fashion faculty is composed of renowned artists, designers, design historians, and professionals in the field. Fashion alumni include such notable designers as Halston, Cynthia Rowley, Lawrence Steele, J. Morgan Puett, Eunwha Kim, Shane Gabier and Christopher Peters (Creatures of the Wind), Maria Pinto, Gary Graham, and Matthew Ames.

• SAIC’s Fashion program is housed in the newly renovated and expansive Sage Studios for Fashion Design housing 200 dress forms, 60 industrial machines, 10 sergers, 2 skiving machines, 2 blind stitch machines, 1 pearl edger, 1 button hold, a shoe machine lab, graduate studios, and a state-of-the-art computer lab.

• Other resources include access to the collection of the Art Institute of Chicago museum, and the department’s Fashion Resource Center, a hands-on fashion study collection featuring designer garments supported by an extensive visual and print collection.

Apply by January 15, 2013. Contact the Admissions office at [email protected] with any questions about the application process. For application requirements and to apply online, visit
About the School of the Art Institute of Chicago
A leader in educating artists, designers, and scholars since 1866, the School of the Art Institute of Chicago (SAIC) offers nationally accredited undergraduate and graduate degrees and post-baccalaureate programs to nearly 3,200 students from around the globe. SAIC also enables adults, high school students, middle school students, and children to flourish in a variety of courses, workshops, certificate programs, and camps through its Continuing Studies program. Located in the heart of Chicago, SAIC has an educational philosophy built upon an interdisciplinary approach to art and design, giving students unparalleled opportunities to develop their creative and critical abilities, while working with renowned faculty who include many of the leading practitioners in their fields. SAIC’s resources include the Art Institute of Chicago and its new Modern Wing; numerous special collections and programming venues provide students with exceptional exhibitions, screenings, lectures, and performances. For more information, please visit




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