The School of the Art Institute of Chicago's (SAIC) Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body and Garment program provides students who have an undergraduate degree with an opportunity to further develop their technical and conceptual skills in a large, professional fine arts school environment. Some students enter the program as a transitional preparation for graduate school, while others seek its practical groundwork for internships and careers in the fashion industry.

Applicants to the program may be:

  • Individuals with a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science who need an additional year of foundational work to prepare a portfolio
  • Individuals with an undergraduate or graduate degree in art who wish to pursue work in fashion design
  • International students requiring a year of intensive studio work typical to the U.S. educational system before beginning a master's-level program in design

The curriculum offers the formal course work of an advanced undergraduate program with methods- and materials-oriented labs, studio research and development, and art and design history courses. The course-based, three-semester intensive advances students' skills in engaging with cloth as a medium and guides each student through the creation of a personal design statement.

Completion of the Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body and Garment does not guarantee admission to SAIC's Master of Design program. Credits taken while a Post-Baccalaureate student cannot be counted toward a master's degree at SAIC.

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Click around the pages of this website for information on admissions and curriculum requirements, Post-Baccalaureate Certificate in Fashion, Body and Garment facultystudents and alumni, and more.

Interested in learning more about how you can apply?

Visit the graduate admissions website or contact the graduate admissions office at 800.232.7242 or