Art & Design

Art and design school announces fashion competition

Art and design school announces fashion competition

The Art Institutes, a system of more than 40 schools teaching design, media arts, fashion and culinary arts, has unveiled its Passion for Fashion Competition 2010 geared towards high school seniors.

The contest will ask students to create an original evening wear design for the fashion design category or an original fashion marketing, merchandising or retail management plan for the corresponding category. Eligibility criteria include being in one’s senior year in school, having a 2010 graduation, a minimum cumulative GPA of at least 2.0 and a short essay describing the candidate’s interest in fashion.

Participants will have an opportunity to win a full-tuition scholarship to study fashion at one of the system’s schools.

In addition to the Art Institutes, interested individuals may obtain college degrees in art and design at a range of schools across the nation, many of which also offer flexible online programs.

Studies have shown that salaries of those with college degrees consistently surpass the earnings of those without higher education.

For example, estimates from the U.S. Census Bureau for 2007 show the average earnings for men with high school education were $42,466, while those with bachelors degrees earned $88,843, which is more than twice as much.

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