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After finding out that Flanders Fashion Institute mostly has graduates, and that you must be 18 to study at Bunka Fashion College, I've been looking a little at the French schools.

So from what I'm seeing in this thread, La Chambre Syndicale is the best, but Studio Berçot and ESMOD are also good? Are they especially hard to get into?


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ESMOD is a very big school, almost like a factory. They have lots of areas of specialisation, like accessories, lingerie, knitwear, etc, which can be good if you think you might want to design for one of those markets. I think they also allow you to integrate in English in the first year, which can be good for people who need time to get their French up to speed. I don't know a lot about Studio Bercot- I have met people who loved it there and people who hated it there- I think they have a lot more emphasis on the design process (drawing and conceptualizing) than Chambre Syndciale does. Chambre Syndicale is strong for textile (print/embroidery/etc) and cut (draping/patternmaking), which is what gives it a 'couture' cachet. It is also a very small, familial atmosphere. They're all different, and can offer different things. My friend and I just graduated CS this year- I have the video of our graduate show, but it's too big to upload by itself, so here are links to clips of mine and her final collections, to give you an idea of the work we did there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8msjCI8FC4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdqeERZM938

Hope this helps...

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I'm plannin to go to CS this year, but they need a application letter in french, which I'm asking my tutor to correct it....I "scare to death" that I'll be too late for my applicati0n............

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ESMOD is a very big school, almost like a factory. They have lots of areas of specialisation, like accessories, lingerie, knitwear, etc, which can be good if you think you might want to design for one of those markets. I think they also allow you to integrate in English in the first year, which can be good for people who need time to get their French up to speed. I don't know a lot about Studio Bercot- I have met people who loved it there and people who hated it there- I think they have a lot more emphasis on the design process (drawing and conceptualizing) than Chambre Syndciale does. Chambre Syndicale is strong for textile (print/embroidery/etc) and cut (draping/patternmaking), which is what gives it a 'couture' cachet. It is also a very small, familial atmosphere. They're all different, and can offer different things. My friend and I just graduated CS this year- I have the video of our graduate show, but it's too big to upload by itself, so here are links to clips of mine and her final collections, to give you an idea of the work we did there:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=y8msjCI8FC4
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tdqeERZM938

Hope this helps...
Thank you so much for your input! The videos were great, and Chambre Syndicale is looking better and better.

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Thanks so much for this thread, it's very helpful. I am thinking of applying for 2008/2009 course. ESMOD is the best school for me, as I am not fluent at all in French. However, I would prefer Chambre Syndicale.

Studio Berçot site doesn't work, does it?

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What if I start doing a year at ESMOD to familiarize myself with French, and then I apply for Chambre Syndicale? I need your opinions!! I am a bit lost...

Sorry for the double post, but the time for editing expired.

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Does anyone know if financial aid is available for international students for any of these schools? What about advance placement?

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Most foreign schools don't gove international students Financial aid scholarships if you are in college see if they award study abroad scholarships, or check out private funded scholarships in France and in the U.S that will transfer internationally.

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Also, if you are in school already, sometimes schools will have 'sister schools' around the globe, and you can do a portion of your studies at one of these sister schools
Sometimes they have good choices in which schools you can pick, and I hear you pay the regular tuition that you pay at your school at the other school (so, no international tuition)

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Yeah guis, I graduated from parsons and they have a paris branch and I wanted to continue my studies in Paris but I have been looking all over and I think there are no aid or scholarships so far.

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What if I start doing a year at ESMOD to familiarize myself with French, and then I apply for Chambre Syndicale? I need your opinions!! I am a bit lost...

Sorry for the double post, but the time for editing expired.
I guess it's too late, but... I've always heard ESMOD wasn't that good... I don't know...
But Studio Berçot and Chambre Syndicale are very good... you also have public schools like Dupperé (sorry for bad spelling but you'll find it...), for instance Romain Kremer is from Duperré...

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Mod'Art Fashion School
I tried to do some searching around this site to find answers to my questions, but I only found two individuals who mentioned Mod'Art, so I'm hoping some others will possibly have some insight for me.

I am really interested in their fashion management masters program but I'm wondering if I could even get accepted. First of all, I have no "formal" training or education in the fashion world. I'm from California and went to UC Riverside where I earned a bachelors degree in Pscyhology and Business Administration. I worked at an entertainment PR firm in LA for awhile and worked with high end fashion there, but that's as far as my training goes. Is there any hope for even getting in?

Next, does anyone know how long the program I am talking about is for? On their website it says it is a 3 term programme, but I have no idea how long that actually is (seeing as im from the US I don't quite understand the different termanology). 3 years maybe? Once someone graduates from the program, is the degree considered the same thing as a Masters here in the US?

What exactly is needed to apply? Since I'm from the US, in order to get into colleges you need tests like the SAT's, GMAT's, MCAT's, etc. Do you need any tests like that? Any recommendation letters? Any essays? I read you need a TOFEL or however you spell it score, but since I'm already proficient in English that obviously won't be a problem, haha.

Lastly, is Mod'Art a good school as far as recommendations for future jobs? Do they help you with placement at companies and such?

I tried to get some info from their website but I only got more confused, haha

Any help would be greatly appreciated. Thanks so much!

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thought i'd revive this thread
i'm looking for a fashion design course in paris to go this summer. trouble is, i only found programs taking place in june or july and i can only go to paris in august and september.
anyone has any suggestions?

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There's another thread about summer and on line courses in C&E ( Probably no more than one page back) ... not sure if there's any info about Paris in there ... but you should ask you question there, too.

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There's another thread about summer and on line courses in C&E ( Probably no more than one page back) ... not sure if there's any info about Paris in there ... but you should ask you question there, too.

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