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Global Fashion School Rankings 2015

Beijing Institute of Fashion Technology

Beijing, China

BIFT provides art, engineering and business education. Fashion-related courses are taught at its Clothing Art and Engineering College. The school is well-connected with the domestic textile industry and offers a wide range of individual programmes responding to the industry’s need for specialised professions in textiles. Strongly linked with the state, the Institute was responsible for the uniforms at the 2008 Beijing Olympics and the civilian parade for the 60th anniversary of the People’s Republic of China. On an international level, BIFT maintains good relations with internationally-renowned fashion schools and conducts teacher and student exchanges. Undergraduate admission is highly competitive with only about seven percent of applicants admitted, putting it at the same level as Central Saint Martins. Students praised the school’s summer study trips in their comments. The school’s results for marketing, business classes and careers services were above average; 72 percent of students were satisfied with the quality of recruiters attracted by the institution.

Select Year

19th

BA Course Ranking 2015

Full-time fashion students

1,550

International students

7%

Student : Teacher ratio

4:1

Tuition: Domestic/intl

$1k/$4k

Acceptance rate

7%

Graduation Rate

97%

Courses Offered

Undergraduate:
Fashion Performance, Fashion Media Design, Knitwear Clothing Design, Art Design (Clothing Art Design), Fashion Design and Engineering, Applied Chemistry (Clothing Safety-Estimation and Textiles Chemistry), Polymer Material and Engineering (Clothing Material and Engineering), Light Chemistry Engineering (Clothing Color and Functions), Marketing for International Fashion Management

Student & Alumni Comments

"The Institute was so much more than I expected. I had an overseas studying possibility and was taught excellent pattern and craft skills."

Alumni

"My experience was fun but busy. Students have so many possibilities at the school. I learnt a lot and every year a find a different view on fashion design."

Alumni

"I have turned into someone who actually knows a little bit about fashion, rather than a person who believes they know everything about fashion."

Alumni

"My time at the Institute was busy, colourful and enthusiastic."

Alumni

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The Business of Fashion’s first global fashion school ranking aims to provide an objective assessment of the top undergraduate (BA) and graduate (MA) fashion programmes around the world.