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Summer Pre-College: Fashion Design Apparel Construction

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Summer Pre-College: Fashion Design (Apparel Construction)

In-Person Session I: June 30 - July 13, 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 Apparel Construction for Fashion Design provides you with an opportunity to experience some of the exciting elements of fashion design 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.


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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 Construction for Fashion Design

Apparel construction and sewing techniques will be explored. The students will be introduced to draping garments directly to a dress form and explore their design ideas. Draping will be the primary focus of the class. Students will be introduced to professional construction techniques & terminology used in the fashion industry, as well as learning fabric manipulation and patternmaking.

The summer experience will be further enriched with a field trip to New York City in order to explore New York City Fashion Industry.

Course Learning Outcomes (students will):

  • Gain hand sewing skills and learn how to operate an industrial sewing machine.
  • Create their own unique fabric using various fabric manipulation such as slicing, collaging and lace/mesh.
  • Gain knowledge and understanding of draping a basic bodice.
  • Use geometric draping techniques as a source of garment design inspiration.
  • Drape, design, and construct a garment.

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 103N (Apparel Construction for Fashion Design).

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.