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Summer Pre-College: Fashion Design

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Summer Pre-College: Fashion Design - Portfolio

In-Person Session I: June 30 - July 13, 2024

In-Person Session II: July 14  - July 27, 2024

Do you have what it takes to become a fashion designer?  Are you interested in pursuing a career in the Fashion Industry?  The Marist Summer Pre-College Program in Portfolio Fashion Design provides you with an opportunity to experience some of the exciting elements of fashion design and developing your portfolio while you earn college credit and experience college life. Upon completion of the course, high school students will receive three college credits along with the opportunity to explore the exciting world of fashion design.



Welcome to Marist

Marist College is a highly selective and comprehensive institution noted for its leadership in combining a liberal arts foundation with a professional education. When prospective students visit Marist–our beautiful location on the Hudson River, top-notch facilities, the personal attention and expertise of our faculty, and the sheer enjoyment of their experience here–they want to join our community. At Marist, students get a premium education, develop career-ready skills, make lifelong friends, and graduate as the next generation of leaders ready to tackle a rapidly evolving world.

Apparel Design I: Developing your Portfolio

The focus of this Summer Pre-College Program in design will be in Apparel Design Portfolio Development.  The Summer Pre-College Fashion Design Portfolio Development program allows you to fully explore the process and designing a collection of apparel culminating in a portfolio presentation. Students will learn the elements of basic fashion design sketching and develop a portfolio of their own. Students learn how to develop their design ideas in fashion sketches by understanding garment details, silhouettes, construction of garments, and rendering techniques. Students will develop and refine their presentation skills as they progress towards the ultimate goal of a fully finished portfolio collection.

Course Objectives (students will):

  • Gain an understanding of the process of designing a capsule apparel collection
  • Learn advanced figure drawing techniques
  • Develop garment and specification flats rendering techniques
  • Acquire an understanding of garment details, silhouettes, and construction
  • Gain an understanding of presentation techniques as they apply to fashion design
  • Develop process projects that will culminate in a completed fashion capsule collection portfolio

Earn College Credits Over the Summer

Marist Summer Pre-College is geared toward sophomores and juniors in high school. Upon successful completion of the Fashion Merchandising Program, each student will earn three (3) transferable college credits for the Marist College course, FASH 105N.

Program Cost

Please see below for the 2024 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.