Summer Fashion Design Institute

Fashion Design I:
Session 1: The 2018 Session 1 programs will run July 1st - July 14th.

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 Fashion Design provides you with an opportunity experience some of the exciting elements of fashion design 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 design.

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.  Faculty members all have extensive experience in the fashion industry and related fields. If you are accepted to the Summer Fashion Design Institute, you can look forward to days and nights full of fashion and fun.

Fashion Design I: Fashion Digital Design and Garment Construction Sewing Techniques
Session 1: The 2018 Session 1 programs will run July 1st - July 14th.

The focus of this Summer Pre-College Program in design will be in Digital Fashion Design, apparel construction, and sewing techniques. Students will be introduced to professional construction techniques and terminology used in the fashion industry.  Patternmaking, layouts, and cutting will also be introduced.

Field trips to New York City will include a visit to the Metropolitan Museum of Art to see the current exhibition at the Costume Institute and fabric suppliers.

Program Goals are to provide an introduction to the following topics:

  • Fashion industry terms used in the construction of garments.
  • Hand and machine sewing techniques.
  • Patternmaking and layouts.
  • Professional apparel construction techniques.
  • Creating first sample spec sheets.


Please see below for the 2018 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.