Not all students learn well in a classroom setting. They all learn by doing. At the Maryland Fashion Institute, U.S. and international students are embedded inside a working 16,000 sq. ft. Fashion Design and Manufacturing Company, Andersen-Becker Inc. This design studio and manufacturing facility for the Lee Andersen label has national wholesale distribution through 500 independent boutiques and direct on-line sales. Throughout the year, only 12 selected students cycle through twelve ‘experience stations’.