Summer Fashion Marketing & Merchandising Pre-College
Please Note: The 2016 Fashion Merchandising program is almost at capacity. We are still accepting applications, but we strongly encourage students to indicate a second or third option on their application. You can do so under the "additional information" section.
Offered Session 1: June 26th - July 9th, 2016
Do you have what it takes to become a fashion marketer and merchandiser? Are you interested in pursuing a career in the Fashion Industry? The Marist College Fashion Marketing & Merchandising Summer Institute provides you with an opportunity to “try on” some of the exciting elements of the fashion business while attending an intensive thirteen day program on the beautiful Marist College campus. Upon completion of the course, high school students will receive three college credits along with the opportunity to explore the exciting world of fashion marketing and merchandising.
The Fashion Summer Institutes are housed within the Marist College School of Communication and the Arts. The curriculum is taught by the faculty of the highly regarded Fashion Program at Marist College. Faculty members all have extensive experience in the fashion industry and related fields.
Students will explore the planning, procurement and marketing aspects of the fashion business. They will learn to research target markets, analyze business results and develop strategies that effectively meet the needs of consumers. They will learn how he fashion world thinks, creates and solves problems.
Studies will include retailing, buying, the history of fashion, international retailing, basic computer-aided design instruction, textiles, and trend. Complete exploration of fashion career opportunities and resume development will be included. The summer experience will be further enriched by multiple field trips to New York City in order to explore the showrooms and apparel markets of 7th Avenue.
If you are accepted to the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising Summer Institute, you can look forward to days and nights full of fashion and fun.
Course Credit: Upon successful completion of the Summer Fashion Institute, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course FASH101L, Fashion SurveyPlease see below for the 2016 Pre-College program costs. Cost includes tuition & fees, housing & all meals, field trips, and all course materials. Cost does not include travel expenses. Students may wish to bring funds for incidentals, shopping at the Marist Bookstore or the local mall, souvenirs, and any personal items they wish to purchase.
- New York Session 1 or Session 2, 3 college credits: $3,300
- Italy Session, 3 college credits: $4,000
- New York Session 1 and Session 2, 6 college credits: $6,270
- New York Session 1, Italy Session 2, 6 college credits: $6,935
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