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Fashion Design Schools in Illinois

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Cameo Beauty Academy – Accredited
Oak Lawn, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training
Crystal Lake, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Elgin, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Teacher Training
Rockford, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Schaumburg, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Peru, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Rockford, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Sterling, IL
Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Stone Park, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Vernon Hills, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Skokie, IL
Continuing Education / Esthetics/Skin Care
Oak Brook, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design / Teacher Training
West Dundee, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Oswego, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Palos Hills, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Sycamore, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Midlothian, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Niles, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Oak Forest, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Naperville, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care
Des Plaines, IL
Continuing Education / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology
Niles, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Downers Grove, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Bridgeview, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Teacher Training
Elgin, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Glendale Heights, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Libertyville, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Normal, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Peoria, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Rockford, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Urbana, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care

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Chicago, IL
Continuing Education
Waukegan, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Franklin Park, IL
Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Lake In The Hills, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Galesburg, IL
Hair Design
Washington, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Make-Up Artist Training
Prospect Heights, IL
Nail Technology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Lisle, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Continuing Education
Des Plaines, IL
Make-Up Artist Training
Cicero, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Bloomington, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Skokie, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Elgin, IL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Villa Park, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Arlington Heights, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Teacher Training
New Lenox, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Oak Forest, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Aurora, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Teacher Training
Algonquin, IL
Permanent Make-Up
Schaumburg, IL
Permanent Make-Up
Schiller Park, IL
Permanent Make-Up
Blue Island, IL
Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Teacher Training
Glen Ellyn, IL
Cosmetology / Continuing Education
Grayslake, IL
Massage Therapy
Waterloo, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Dekalb, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Nail Technology
Mokena, IL
Continuing Education
Elgin, IL
Cosmetology / Massage Therapy / Continuing Education
Richton Park, IL
Cosmetology
Hillside, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Skokie, IL
Massage Therapy / Continuing Education
Norridge, IL
Permanent Make-Up
Rockford, IL
Barbering
Crystal Lake, IL
Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Hair Design
Schaumburg, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Hair Design / Make-Up Artist Training / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Gem City College – Accredited
Quincy, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Make-Up Artist Training / Continuing Education
Oak Park, IL
Nail Technology
Bloomington, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Teacher Training
Elgin, IL
Hair Design / Continuing Education
Freeport, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Barbering
I.M. Beauty School – Accredited
Glenview, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Permanent Make-Up / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Glenview, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Continuing Education
MaComb, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Laser Training / Continuing Education
Carterville, IL
Cosmetology
Centralia, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Continuing Education
Malta, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy
Northfield, IL
Hair Design
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Grayslake, IL
Cosmetology
Mattoon, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Joliet, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Rockford, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Woodridge, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Barbering
Decatur, IL
Barbering
Naperville, IL
Make-Up Artist Training
Chicago, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Barbering
Chicago, IL
Permanent Make-Up
Bolingbrook, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Champaign, IL
Barbering
East Peoria, IL
Massage Therapy / Continuing Education
Moline, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Springfield, IL
Massage Therapy / Continuing Education
Hillside, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Lombard, IL
Massage Therapy / Continuing Education
Calumet City, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Moline, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Oakbrook Terrace, IL
Permanent Make-Up
East Peoria, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Alsip, IL
Barbering
Olney, IL
Cosmetology
Champaign, IL
Massage Therapy
South Chicago Heights, IL
Barbering
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Teacher Training
Lombard, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Normal, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Teacher Training
Tinley Park, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Bradley, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Richton Park, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Teacher Training
Pivot Point Academy – Accredited
Bloomingdale, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Make-Up Artist Training / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Joliet, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Hair Design / Continuing Education
Decatur, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care
Ina, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Effingham, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Skokie, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Arlington Heights, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Barbering / Nail Technology / Massage Therapy / Permanent Make-Up / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Naperville, IL
Permanent Make-Up
Ullin, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Massage Therapy / Continuing Education
Harrisburg, IL
Cosmetology
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Hair Design / Teacher Training / Salon Management
Addison, IL
Cosmetology
Calumet Park, IL
Continuing Education
Schaumburg, IL
Barbering / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Permanent Make-Up
The Curl Society – Accredited
Elmwood Park, IL
Cosmetology / Hair Design / Teacher Training
Lemont, IL
Cosmetology / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Stone Park, IL
Nail Technology
Oak Brook, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Permanent Make-Up / Laser Training
Calumet City, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Nail Technology / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
Palatine, IL
Cosmetology / Teacher Training
Chicago, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Continuing Education
Downers Grove, IL
Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Teacher Training
Springfield, IL
Barbering / Cosmetology / Esthetics/Skin Care / Massage Therapy / Nail Technology / Teacher Training
Sugar Grove, IL
Massage Therapy
Palatine, IL
Massage Therapy
Chicago, IL
Cosmetology / Barbering / Nail Technology / Hair Braiding / Teacher Training / Continuing Education
School Accreditation

You must attend a school that is approved by your state to provide training in the discipline you want to practice. Check with the school and the state board to be sure that your program of study will prepare you for any applicable state licensure.

What to Know About Illinois Fashion Design Programs…

Most Illinois fashion schools are located near or in Chicago, and they accept approximately 64% of applicants. Tuition at an Illinois fashion design college averages $18,061, but you are encouraged to use scholarships, grants and student loans to help pay for school. Classes include both lectures and studio work. Some of the smaller colleges and fashion institutes offer certificate programs, and some larger schools offer Master’s degree in fashion-related fields.

At Columbia College in Chicago, you can earn either a B.A. in Fashion and Apparel Design, or a Bachelor of Fine Arts (B.F.A.). The faculty in the Columbia College fashion and apparel design programs is actively practicing industry professionals so they can share their real-world experiences with you in the classroom. As a student at Columbia College, you would choose your internship as either a one-week stay in New York City or a four-week long summer internship in Florence, Italy.

If you are interested in attending the Dominican University to major in design or merchandising you may also consider earning a dual degree. Minors in both fields are available, too.

At Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, you can earn a BS in Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising. You could also go on to earn an MS with a specialization in Apparel Studies. On campus, NIU students can join the Fashion Industries Organization. Students take special trips to get an inside look at the fashion industry as part of their degree completion.

Southern Illinois University Carbondale (SIU) is the only public university in Illinois to offer 4-year degrees in Fashion Design, Fashion Merchandising, and Fashion Stylist. Many specialized classes are available to you in addition to foundation classes covering pattern making, clothing construction and fashion illustration. The school has a state-of-the-art computer design lab, a historical garment collection, and a significant resource library.

Working as a Fashion Designer in Illinois

In Illinois, you can expect to earn anywhere from $26,000 per year to over $100,000 per year in the fashion design industry, according to the US Bureau of Labor Statistics. The annual average salary for fashion designers in the state is $93.850. Illinois has the fifth highest employment level for fashion designers and is the top paying state for them in the United States.