Summer Fashion Marketing & Merchandising Pre-College

Fashion Merchandising I:
Session 1: The Summer 2018 dates will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. The 2017 Session 1 programs ran June 25th - July 8th.

Fashion Merchandising II:
Session 2: The Summer 2018 dates will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. The 2017 Session 2 programs ran July 9 - July 22nd.

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 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.

The summer experience will be further enriched by multiple field trips to New York City in order to explore the New York City Fashion Industry. If you are accepted to the Fashion Marketing & Merchandising Summer Institute, you can look forward to days and nights full of fashion and fun.

Both session 1 and 2 are introductory courses, but the content varies slightly between the two sessions. This gives students the opportunity to chose the session that works best for their schedule, or stay for 4 weeks and earn 6 college credits!

Fashion Merchandising I:

In this section, students will focus on understanding the global industry of fashion merchandising and innovative changes happening on a daily basis. In order to be successful as a fashion merchandising student, it is important to understand the past, present, and future on the industry. Participants will leave with knowledge of different career opportunities in fashion, as well as how the fashion world thinks, creates and solves problems. 

Fashion Merchandising II:

In this section, students will focus on business and communication strategies used in the fashion merchandising industry. Studies will include retailing, buying, global merchandising, the creative process, target market consumer research and trend.  Complete exploration of fashion career opportunities and resume | professional portfolio development will be included. 

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 Survey

The Summer 2018 costs will be finalized and published no later than November 1st. Please see below for the 2017 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.
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