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Creative Careers Seminars

With FIT's insider experts, explore a career, try an innovative technique, and expand your unconventional mind. Precollege Programs hosts four-hour seminars for students in grades 6-12 that will give you a peek into FIT's majors and today's creative industries. Experience FIT's amazing faculty and alumni while you learn about the skills needed to succeed in these creative industries.
 
Please note the latest date for a refund is prior to the first day of class, thereafter, no refunds. Read about our refund policy here.
Each Creative Career seminar is $65.

FALL 2020 Registration: Open now, more courses become available daily. Registration for each course ends 2 business days before the course to accomodate the extensive technical process needed for remote class set up.
Precollege Remote Office Hours: Tuesday-Friday, 9am-4pm
REFUND POLICY: 
100% refund, prior to the first day of class.


Fall Remote Seminars   

Dates: 

  • Saturday, October 17, 2020
  • Wednesday, November 11, 2020 (Veteran's Day)
  • Saturday, November 21, 2020

Students may enroll in one or more sessions as well as in the same 'Career' as long as it's with different speakers, content will vary based on the host and their professional experience. Creative Career Gallery

Minimum Requirements for Remote Learning: 
To participate in this live event all enrolled students will be required to log-in remotely at the specific time. 

  • a computer or device (using a phone as the primary device is not recommended as some features may not be optimized)
  • high speed internet connection (dial-up connections are not recommended, due to the nature of downloading/viewing/sharing media)
  • an up-to-date browser, such as Chrome (recommended), Firefox, or Safari
  • additional specific material or equipment requirements will be posted with your courses' description as we receive them.

October 17th Seminars: 

Registration ends October 16th at 8 am.

HWE 012 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Designer  
Speaker: Jacqueline Quinn, Fashion DesignerCancelled
 

HWE 017 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Stylist   
Speaker: Leonid Gurevich, Stylist-Designer-Photographer
American fashion designer, editorial stylist, and a fashion photographer Leonid Gurevich is best known for creating strong fashion looks with luxury flair, characterized by an extreme degree of individuality. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Weddings, Departures, and HELLO. He has styled fashion presentations, look-books, campaigns for fashion brands, an ad campaign for NIKON Europe, and most recently, an ad campaign for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. See work by Leonid here: https://www.leonidgurevich.com/styling

(Remote) - Oct. 17/11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 

COURSE MATERIALS:  Coming Soon!


November 11th Seminars:

Registration ends November 9th at 9 am.

HWE 012 55B Creative Careers: Fashion Designer Register
Speaker: Mallorie Dunn, Fashion Designer and Small Business Owner
Mallorie Dunn is a graduate of the FIT Fashion Design Program. She additionally has a degree in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute. Post graduation, Mallorie worked in corporate fashion design in the Juniors sector, before switching to freelance work, and then launching her own business in Spring 2014 - SmartGlamour. Her work has appeared and she has been quoted in numerous publications including Oxygen, WSJ, PBS, Buzzfeed, UpWorthy, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, TeenVogue, Huffington Post, Forbes, and more. See Mallorie's small business SmartGlamour here, and her full portfolio here.
(Remote) - Nov. 11/11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
COURSE MATERIALS:  Coming Soon!

HWE 012 55C Creative Careers: Fashion Designer Register
Speaker: Brian Wexler-Rubinstein, 
Fashion Designer and Small Business Owner
Brian Wexler-Rubinstein, Co-founder and Creative Director of Rezonance Athletics is a recent graduate of the Fashion Institute of Technology. Brian has a Bachelor's degree in Fashion Design with a specialization both in Knitwear and minors in Ethics and Sustainability and Art History. Together with his brother, he founded a sustainable dancewear and athletic clothing brand tailoring to the dance community.  Their company not only elevates clothing for dancers but does so consciously of the environmental impact by incorporating sustainable fabrics and practices. Learn more about Brian's company herehttps://rezonanceathletics.com/ 
(Remote) - Nov. 11/11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
COURSE MATERIALS:  Coming Soon!

HWE 018 55B Creative Careers: Accessories Designer  Register
Speaker: Blake Felty, 
Accessory Designer
Blake is a graduate of the FIT Accessory Design Program and a winner of a Council of Fashion Designers of America Award. Blake designed and developed footwear for such brands as Kenneth Cole, Marc Jacobs, 3.1 Phillip Lim, and Opening Ceremony. His footwear has been worn by Beyonce, Laverne Cox and more. See more about Blake Felty here
(Remote) - Nov. 11/11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
COURSE MATERIALS:  Coming Soon!

HWE 021 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Merchandiser  Register
Speaker: Jackie Gussin, Operations Manager
Jackie Gussin is a graduate of the FIT Textile Development and Marketing Program. During her time at FIT, she interned in buying and merchandising programs. Post graduation, Jackie became the Studio Services Coordinator at Barneys New York followed by a transition into the Saks Fifth Avenue Marketing Team where her responsibilities in the manager role encompass a mix of merchandising, management, operations and styling. With over a decade of experience in the fashion industry she offers insight into the jobs in the fashion merchandising industry focusing on client service excellence, goals achievement, versatility and financial impact.
(Remote) - Nov. 11/11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
COURSE MATERIALS:  Coming Soon!


November 21st Seminars:

Registration ends November 19th at 9 am.

HWE 012 55D Creative Careers: Fashion Designer Register
Speaker: Mallorie Dunn, Fashion Designer and Small Business Owner
Mallorie Dunn is a graduate of the FIT Fashion Design Program. She additionally has a degree in Art and Design Education from Pratt Institute. Post graduation, Mallorie worked in corporate fashion design in the Juniors sector, before switching to freelance work, and then launching her own business in Spring 2014 - SmartGlamour. Her work has appeared and she has been quoted in numerous publications including Oxygen, WSJ, PBS, Buzzfeed, UpWorthy, Cosmopolitan, Seventeen, TeenVogue, Huffington Post, Forbes, and more. See Mallorie's small business SmartGlamour here, and her full portfolio here.
(Remote) - Nov. 21/11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
COURSE MATERIALS:  Coming Soon!
 

HWE 017 55B Creative Careers: Fashion Stylist   Register
Speaker: Leonid Gurevich, Stylist-Designer-Photographer
American fashion designer, editorial stylist, and a fashion photographer Leonid Gurevich is best known for creating strong fashion looks with luxury flair, characterized by an extreme degree of individuality. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Weddings, Departures, and HELLO. He has styled fashion presentations, look-books, campaigns for fashion brands, an ad campaign for NIKON Europe, and most recently, an ad campaign for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. See work by Leonid here: https://www.leonidgurevich.com/styling

(Remote) - Nov. 21/11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 

COURSE MATERIALS:  Coming Soon!

HWE 021 55B Creative Careers: Fashion Merchandiser  Register
Speaker: Jackie Gussin, Operations Manager
Jackie Gussin is a graduate of the FIT Textile Development and Marketing Program. During her time at FIT, she interned in buying and merchandising programs. Post graduation, Jackie became the Studio Services Coordinator at Barneys New York followed by a transition into the Saks Fifth Avenue Marketing Team where her responsibilities in the manager role encompass a mix of merchandising, management, operations and styling. With over a decade of experience in the fashion industry she offers insight into the jobs in the fashion merchandising industry focusing on client service excellence, goals achievement, versatility and financial impact.
(Remote) - Nov. 21/11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time) 
COURSE MATERIALS:  Coming Soon!

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