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Some Fashion Design Colleges -Degree Programs (put in alphabetical order)

Art Institute of Pittsburgh (PA) top of page
Today the AIP is one of The Art Institutes, a system of 26 educational institutions located throughout North America. AIP offers degrees in fashion design, marketing, and merchandising for a future in apparel and costume design; illustration; and pattern making -- just to name a few.
In their Fashion Design program, they emphasize innovation, creativity, and technical skills as a way to help launch your career. You’ll learn computerized pattern-making technology, flat pattern drafting, sewing, and draping. Your career won’t begin without a well-rounded education.

Fashion Institute of Technology (NYC) top of page
Associate Degree Program and Bachelor of Fine Arts Degree Program
FIT's focus on fashion since the college's founding in 1944 has distinguished it among professional design institutions. But fashion has changed since 1944 and so has FIT. The variety of course offerings, unique areas of specialization, and state-of-the-art facilities that today's Fashion Design majors find here reflect the sophistication and diversity of the industry.

Lasell College (MA) top of page
The Fashion major focuses on the specialized areas of retail merchandising, clothing design, graphic and promotional design, and other supporting industries such as marketing and advertising through courses in fashion, textiles, garment design, patterns marking, photography, typography, buying, operations, advertising and promotion, CAD/CAM and computer technology, and art color and design. The degree includes a solid foundation of business courses and a wide array of liberal arts selections.

Parsons School of Design (NYC) top of page
Since its launch in 1906, their Department of Fashion Design has been on the leading edge of American fashion. Through courses in concept development, studio methods, fashion drawing, and fashion digital studio, students take part in each stage of the design process. They learn to solve problems for a range of markets. And through the Designer Critic Program and the annual Fashion Show, they interact with a diverse cross-section of industry professionals.

A tax-deductible scholarship fun has been set up at Parsons. Contributions may be sent to the Jeanne S. Campbell scholarship fund at Parsons School of Design, dept. of Fashion Design, 560 Seventh Avenue, New York, N.Y. 10018.

Rhode Island School of Design (RI) top of page
( )Use the below link more specifically for Apparel Degree Programs. Apparel Degree Courses include: muslin draping and flat pattern making, drafting flat patterns, apparel development, technical and fashion figure drawing, and computer design.

Schools, Fashion Design -Online Directory top of page
A directory of free information about numerous fashion design schools that can help you decide which fashion design school is best for you. While obtaining a fashion design degree, you will have developed a professional portfolio, and will be prepared to enter the fashion design world. (Note that Online fashion design schools allow you to take courses from anywhere.)

PA History

Coal Mining

Washington County Pennsylvania Coal Mines top of page
Learn from historians: Raymond A. Washlaski & Peter E. Starry, Jr., about bituminous Westmoreland County coal mining history.

History of The Duquesne Incline, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania Early History top of page

Pittsburgh History

Linda Barnicott Paintings top of page
Linda has been painting professionally since 1975. Her love and dedication to her craft has kept her creations in great demand among the people of Pittsburgh and across the country. Thanks to Linda for graciously permitting us to show a detail of her painting, "Waiting For You Under Kaufmann's Clock".

Mount Lebanon Library top of page

City of Pittsburgh top of page
-Mellon Square- the buildings in this area, which include the Duquesne Club and Kaufmann's Department Store, show the influence of Pittsburgh's industrialists and corporations and the creativity of some of the best architects in the United States at the turn of the century.

A Brief History of Pittsburgh History & Landmarks Foundation top of page

The Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh has resources on Pennsylvania history, biography, law, economics, sociology, and demographics with an emphasis on Pittsburgh and Western Pennsylvania.

Mount Lebanon today top of page
Mt.Lebanon, where Jeanne Sanford grew up and went to High School, is a Pittsburgh suburb with a national reputation for excellence. This site is a modern "snapshot" of the six-square-mile community, which is now home to 34,000 residents.

Winchester Thurston School top of page
An independent, coeducational school in Pittsburgh, preparing students for college since 1887.


Clearwater, the resort town the Sanford family spent their winters at, has an interesting Native American history. Read more here about the original tribes, the springs, its original name--Clear Water Harbor-- and more on the "About Clearwater" and the "Area History" pages. There is current information that shows how beautiful it still is today.

Clearwater Historical Society top of page
There are facts about Clearwater's history, information about their newsletter, the CHS museum, and ways to become involved with the Society.
Special thanks to Mike Sanders, Preservation Chairman, for all his research regarding the Belleair home and the English Classical School.

Florida's Historic Places top of page
This site was developed from the book "Florida's History Through Its Places".

Florida Division of Historical Resources top of page
A Short History of Florida

Inspirational Museums

The Brooklyn Museum of Art top of page
The second largest art museum in New York City and one of the largest in the United States. One of the premier art institutions in the world, its permanent collection includes more than one and a half million objects, including an extensive costume and textile collection, and represents almost every culture.

The Museum at FIT top of page
The Museum is the repository for one of the world's most important collections of costume and textiles, with particular strength in 20th-century fashion.
Dedicated to the documentation of fashion and style as manifested at all levels of society, the museum interprets fashion and design - from magnificent Balenciagas to sturdy denim - within social and cultural contexts. Its collections are actively used by FIT students and faculty, as well as by textile and fashion and accessories designers, other industry professionals, and scholars. Exhibitions inform and inspire thousands of visitors each year.

Other Fashion Organizations

The Garment District top of page
Funded by the district's 450 property owners and over 5,000 businesses, The Garment Districtdraws upon the talents of business, civic and government leaders to make the neighborhood clean and safe while strengthening local businesses.

Fashion Walk of Fame top of page
Fashion Center BID (Business Improvement District) brought together a distinguished group of fashion editors, retailers, historians and museum curators to create the Fashion Walk of Fame, the first and only permanent landmark that pays tribute to American fashion.

Internet's database on fashion, visual merchandising and mannequins. top of page

The Fashion Group International top of page
FGI is a global non-profit association of over 6,000 professionals of achievement and influence representing all areas of the fashion, apparel, accessories, beauty and home industries.

The Garment Industry Development Corporation top of page
The GIDC is a non-profit consortium of labor, industry and government dedicated to strengthening New York's apparel industry and keeping jobs in fashion.
GIDC's wide range of services includes skills training for management and workers, technology and engineering assistance, export promotion, and domestic sourcing.


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