Everyone in the world loves fashion. Some of
us are simply too young to attend a full time college.
Fortunately, some schools offer High School age students the opportunity
to take courses during the summer or as part of a high school
If you find any information below that is now
outdated, please let us know so that we can make updates. These are
example that we collected but course details and opportunities may have
changed by the time you are reading this page.
Below are a few examples:
The Fashion Institute of Technology's Precollege Programs a division
of the Center for Continuing and Professional Studies offers classes for
high school and middle school students to explore art and design,
business and technology majors and develop art and design portfolios.
To fulfill its mission, Precollege Programs offers a wide variety of
non-credit and credit courses to high school and middle school students,
including courses taught by FIT faculty, and partnership Programs with
high schools in the New York City area. Whether you're a serious
artist preparing for college or a hobbyist enjoying a passion, FIT has a
program for you! We offer a variety of programs designed for students in
grades 9,10,11 and 12.
Cornell: This interactive studio program offers you a rare
opportunity to develop your fashion design skills, deepen your knowledge
of cutting-edge fashion tools and trends, and build a design portfolio.
New School: Designed for students in grades 3 through 12, Parsons'
Pre-College Academy meets on Saturday mornings during the school year in
the fall and spring and for two weeks in August. Classes are organized
by grade level for elementary, middle, and high school groups.
Pre-College Academy classes meet on Saturday mornings for 11 weeks in
the fall and spring semesters and every weekday for two weeks in the
summer. Students are divided into elementary, middle school, and high
school groups. A wide selection of age-appropriate courses are offered,
on subjects including animation, fashion, graphic design, interior
design, drawing, painting, cartooning, photography, and portfolio
High School of Fashion: The Mission of the High School of Fashion
Industries is to provide challenging, creative and effective career,
technical and academic training for New York City students. The faculty
and administration of our school, working with the cooperation of the
parents and student body, seek to provide a unique learning experience
and a specially tailored program for all students who have an interest
in a fashion related field.
Summer Fashion Design Institute (Marist): The focus of the Summer
Pre-College Program in design will be in apparel construction and
preparation. Additional studio and classroom course work may include
trend, color, fashion figure drawing and the history of fashion.
Field trips to New York City will include visits to the Metropolitan
Museum of Art, and visits to the fabric and design showrooms of 7th
Avenue in order to further enrich the student's understanding of the
career opportunities available to fashion designers. If you are
accepted to the Summer Fashion Design Institute, you can look forward to
days and nights full of fashion and fun.
The School of Fashion Design: The School of Fashion Design offers a
program for the next generation of young designers, the High School Prep
Program. Offered throughout the year, this program provides high school
students a nurturing environment to test their interest in fashion,
explore their talents and get a jumpstart on their dreams.
The course includes fashion art and clothing construction. It is offered
twice during the summer session and once during fall and spring
University of Cincinnati for High School Students:
You like fashion—They Are Fashion! Think you have
what it takes? Only those with heart and soul need apply. Being able to
make people feel beautiful and look beautiful is an art form that only
few can do. Take the risk follow your heart. Come and spend one week in
the Fashion DAAPcamp and begin YOUR design legacy with DAAP!
PNW Boces: The newly established Fashion Design and Merchandising
program will introduce prospective students to the dynamic and
ever-growing fashion industry. Students will be able to create a
portfolio documenting their applied knowledge that they have learned in
this two-year program. Upon successful completion of the program,
students will be qualified for topnotch college programs as well as make
a significant contribution in the industry. The program
encompasses both the design and merchandising aspects of the industry.
The design portion consists of learning the tools and basics to create a
garment from beginning to end. Their state-of-the-art classroom
enhances students' education in fashion illustration, patternmaking,
hand sewing, and sewing-machine skills that will allow them to complete
their garment and showcase them in a fashion show. The fashion
merchandising portion will focus on the business aspect of the industry.
Students will learn marketing strategies used to develop, distribute and
showcase today's fashion. Students will analyze consumer tastes and
designer influences that create trends throughout the globe. Guest
speakers will provide students with “real world" perspectives and
experiences. Field trips will enhance classroom instruction.
DC Fashion Foundation: The goal of the Youth Academy Incubator is to
develop and implement a curriculum that will educate and prepare high
school students for careers in the fashion and creative arts industries.
Through early development, these students will be apt to become creative
entrepreneurs who can then move to the next level to include of business
development including business training, technical assistance,
mentoring, job preparation and other business skills. The Youth Academy
Incubator seeks be the feeder for the Fashion/Retail Incubator, the
Entrepreneur Incubator, or the Workforce Development Incubator. Any of
these avenues will help transform these students into creative employees
or creative entrepreneurs who can earn and sustain a viable living.
The Youth Academy Incubator is one of several
incubator projects administered and operated by the DC Fashion
Foundation, under the direct management of the DC Fashion Incubator.
Within this incubator, there are several key programs that seek to
provide the tools for students who wish to learn and master skills in
fashion and/or the creative arts. These programs include: Fashion
Academy, Camp Runway, Sew N' Know After School Program.
During your research for summer time fashion
activities and classes, please let us know if you find additional
resources that are not listed above. We would be happy to add more high
school fashion design courses and schools to this page.
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