1. Career Edge - NYU High School Summer Program

Fashion Design in New York City

From the luxury and sophistication of the Upper East Side to the punk rock grit of the Lower East Side, New York City is a vibrant and diverse center of fashion. In this introductory course, explore New York City’s fashion industry including: design, marketing, merchandising, styling, and finding your individual style. Examine the history and future of fashion through site visits and gain exposure to the fundamentals of a fashion career by meeting with industry leaders—including designers, merchandisers, and stylists—to discuss design, craft, construction, and trend spotting. Get a peek into majoring in fashion and related topics through this pre-college experience, and discover what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry! As a final project, you’ll practice fashion sketching, create a signature look and design a six-piece collection.

Please note: This course does not include hands-on experience with sewing or garment construction.

Ideal For

  • High school students who have completed grades 9, 10, or 11
  • High school students interested in a career in fashion design

You'll Walk Away With

  • A six-piece sketch collection of your signature looks
  • Knowledge of the fundamentals of a fashion career and an understanding of what it takes to succeed in the fashion industry today
  • An NYU transcript showing grade(s) earned upon completion of the course (Please note: No college credit or certificate of completion is granted for this course.)

Available Sessions

  • Session 1 Jun 24 - 28, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Session 3 Jul 15 - 19, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM
  • Session 5 Jul 29 - Aug 02, 2024 Mon - Fri 09:00 AM - 05:00 PM

Information Table

Students from around the world attend NYU summer programs, but only a college prep program like High School Academy provides the opportunity to explore both traditional and emerging career paths.

Projects and short assignments provide take-aways that prepare you for college classroom work, while demonstrating your newly acquired skills.

Career Edge Schedule


International Student Deadline: March 15, 2024
Residential U.S Student Deadline: May 17, 2024
Commuter U.S Student Deadline: June 7, 2024

Application Requirements and Fees

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