International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Towards a Future Pedagogy: The Evolution of Fashion Design Education
Steven Faerm

This study examines the future of fashion design education through current practices and speculations into professional practice and design pedagogy. Through research in current art and design academic practices, design in society, fashion design education, developmental attributes of young adults, mentorship, and undergraduates’ preparation for the professional world, the necessary evolution for fashion design education is examined. Research will show the need for existing academic practices to be rethought due to significant shifts in the professional practice and society's relationship with design. The majority of national and international academic institutions are questioning their long-standing philosophies in art and design education. The study concludes by stating fashion design education must evolve in order to innovate product and strengthen failing systems. This future pedagogy will succeed through pedagogy that emphasizes design theory, faculty and student mentorship, and an increased awareness of innovations occurring in the professional practice.

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