12/06/2011 03:32 pm ET

College Guide: Top 8 Schools For A Career In Fashion

So you want to work in fashion? Whether your interest lies in fashion design, journalism, or merchandising, these top fashion schools that can get your career off to a running start. Whether it's Parsons The New School For Design -- which boasts a seemingly endless list of fashion A-listers as alumni -- or Savannah College of Art and Design, which recently partnered with ELLE to show the work of their top students on the runways at New York Fashion Week Show, a degree from one of these top colleges will give you the edge you need to break into the cutthroat fashion world.

Check out our list of eight colleges with amazing fashion programs.

Top 10 Colleges for a Career in Fashion