The Antwerp Fashion Academy is among the world's 3 best fashion schools
The Master’s degree offered by the Fashion department in the Royal Academy of Fine Arts in Antwerp (KASKA) ranks third in the Global Fashion School Rankings run by the leading British fashion platform The Business of Fashion. The London Royal College of Art comes first, followed by Central Saint Martins, also based in London.
The fashion training at KASKA was not only awarded third place in the general list, but is also considered as the third most influential school, with the second highest number of prize winners or finalists in the last five years. The extensive research also demonstrates that the students and alumni from Antwerp are very happy, both with their teaching staff and the quality of the students. It is also the Master’s degree with the highest graduation rate and the second highest percentage of international registrations.
“We are incredibly proud that we are in third place alongside all those famous institutes”, says Agnes Wené, project manager at the Flanders Fashion Institute. “When we analyse the results it appears it is mainly our course's creativity that makes us stand out from the rest of the world”.
The Business of Fashion started in 2007 and is now one of the most influential websites in the fashion world. Founder and chief editor Imran Amed is known as one of the most influential fashion journalists.
This year, for the first time, the Business of Fashion evaluated all fashion courses for their global influence on the fashion world, the learning experience of students themselves and the course's long-term value, in other words, the extent to which students are ready for the professional world after completing their Master’s degree. The ranking is based on a survey involving over 4,000 students and graduates, along with a further 88 fashion professionals and key figures. One of the most important criteria was the school's international reputation. Six international fashion competitions were also taken into account. In the end 24 institutes were examined.
“We hope that our global ranking of fashion academies will help future students to choose their fashion course and that universities will be encouraged to continue improving their offer", explains Amed.