Fashion Schools in Manila
Pursuing a career in fashion, styling, or design in Manila is not that difficult as you think; and of course, one main characteristic you should have is a passion for fashion. Take your first step in this sophisticated industry by learning from the experts through globally competitive fashion schools here in Manila.
Check out this list of fashion schools in Metro Manila where you can enroll for short and full courses, seminars, and workshops.
SoFA Design Institute in Makati
Established in 2007, the School of Fashion and the Arts (SoFA) is the first college in the Philippines to offer design education. At first, SoFA only offers technical courses in fashion design and dressmaking/patternmaking but in 2010, it expanded its range of academic programs to include Interior Design. Here you can enroll in degree programs and short or individual courses. They also hold workshops and seminars and opens scholarship applications once every school year.
Address: G/F Enzo Bldg., 399 Sen. Gil Puyat Ave., Makati City
Contact number: 02-478-4611 or 22
Slims Fashion and Arts School in Makati
Dubbed as the most established fashion school in the Philippines, Slims Fashion and Arts School was founded in Manila by iconic Philippine couture designer Salvacion Lim Higgins (“Slim”) and her sister Purificacion. The school boasts of its notable alumni who have achieved remarkable success and have established the biggest names in global fashion industry such as Albert Andrada, Michael Cinco, and Martin Bautista.
Address: 2310 Chino Roces Avenue (formerly Pasong Tamo), Makati (across Makati Cinema Square)
Contact number: 02-887-3390; 843-2109; 506-5869
Raffles Design Institute Manila in Makati
RafflesEducationCorp established its first college in Singapore in 1990 and now, it has grown to provide a full spectrum of education services through a vast network of 30 colleges and universities in 29 cities across 13 countries globally: Australia, Cambodia, China, India, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mongolia, Philippines, Saudi Arabia, Singapore, Sri Lanka, Switzerland and Thailand. Raffles Design Institute Manila offers courses such as Fashion Design, Fashion Marketing and Management, Interior Design, Visual Communication, and Business with Specialization.
Address: #1009 Metropol Bldg., Metropolitan Ave., Makati
Contact number: 02-890-0860
Benilde School of Design and Arts in Manila
The School of Design and Arts (SDA) offers a wide scope of degree programs in specialized creative disciplines that meet the demands of today’s information-driven world. The SDA Campus, a 14-storey academic complex, is one big playground for creative minds and a venue that stimulates students to think out of the box, shift perspectives, and innovate ideas.
Address: 950 Pablo Ocampo Street, Malate, Manila
Contact number: 02-230-5100 local 3811 to 3815
Fashion Institute of the Philippines in Ortigas
Opened in 2013, Fashion Institute of the Philippines has trained suppliers, staff and prime movers of leading fashion chains such as Bayo, Freeway, Penshoppe, Bench, SM, Landmark, Robinson’s, etc., and has produced leading names in the Philippine fashion industry: Star Magic designer Francis Libiran, John Herrera, Paul Herrera, Julius Tarog, Dennis Martin, Zxander Tan, Ferdie Abuel, Happy Andrada, to mention a few. Some of the courses they offer are basic fashion design, basic pattern making, children’s wear, fashion merchandising, fashion buying, fashion styling, fashion make-up, and knitwear. They have branches in Makati and Ortigas.
Address: Unit 2407, 8th Floor, One San Miguel Building, San Miguel Avenue corner Shaw Boulevard, Ortigas Center, Pasig
Contact number: 02-635-5383; 0917-809-9102
Style Studio Fashion & Design School Philippines in Makati
Located in the heart of Makati, Style Studio Fashion & Design School offers a full range of Fashion Courses for busy urbanites. Short courses in fashion styling, pattern making, sewing and fashion illustration starts from P12,000. They also offer 1 year and 6 months programs Fashion design.
Address: 512 Campos Rueda Building, 101 Urban Avenue, Makati
Contact number: 889-7484;782-7231; 0917-471-3643; 0905-521-0494
Enderun College Certificate in Fashion Management in Taguig
Enderun Colleges is now offering a Certificate in Fashion Management with subjects in Apparel Analysis for Fashion Industry, Fashion Entrepreneurship, Retail Business, Fashion Merchandising and Costing, Fashion Research and Marketing, and Technical Sketching. Under this new program, aspiring fashion entrepreneurs will be able to learn how fashion labels promote their business and manage their own fashion label, understand consumer’s mindset and attitude that affect demand because of changing lifestyle and trends, gain proficiency in making their own market research. Moreover, students will also get to know the basics of sketching and terminologies used in the fashion industry. Course fee is PhP109,588 for two semesters.
Address: 1100 Campus Avenue, McKinley Hill, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
Contact number: 02-856-5000