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With FIT's insider experts, explore a career, try an innovative technique, and expand your unconventional mind.

Precollege Programs now hosts four-hour workshops and lectures for high school students (currently enrolled in grades 9-12) that will give you a peek into the campus experience, FIT's majors, and today's creative industries. 
 
Important: Entrance for Precollege Event requires a completed Parental Consent Form. Please bring this completed form to gain access to your selected event.
 
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Creative Careers

Experience FIT's amazing faculty, alumni, and facilities while you learn about the skills needed to succeed in these creative industries. (Attendees should bring a beverage and small snack for the mid-session break. Check-in at 12:15pm in the FIT Conference Center on 28th Street, just west of 7th Avenue, room SR-10)
Each Creative Career workshop is $65.

HWE 017 55A Creative Careers: Stylist
Speaker: Darryl GloverStylist and Costume Designer
Darryl specializes in commercial, editorial, and celebrity styling, as well as Costume Design. He also acts as a Creative Director for young artists. When he's not teaching, Darryl spends time dressing the who’s who of Young Hollywood. See his work on www.godarrylgo.com 
Date: Saturday, March 16, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: D510
 
HWE 012 55B Creative Careers: Fashion Designer-Wearable Technology
Speaker: Caroline Berti, Designer & Creative Consultant, Hallowed LLC
Caroline visualizes and translates trends in the market into creative, sellable designs for brands. She also creates specialized designs and styling for costume design.  See Caroline's work on our blog: https://blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/2019/01/17/instructor-spotlight-caroline-berti/ 
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: D514
 
HWE 015 55A Creative Careers: Illustrator
Speaker: Stephen Savage, Children's Book Author and Illustrator
Stephen writes and illustrates books for young children, with thirteen published to date. He also teaches and creates illustrations for newspaper and magazines. See his work on www.stephensavage.net.
Date: Saturday, March 23, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: D510
 
HWE 010 55A Creative Careers: Interior Designer
Speaker: Shannon Leddy, Principal Owner, Shannon M. Leddy Interior Design
Shannon has over 23 years of experience in interior design on a foundation of a solid education. She runs a full service interior design firm specializing in residential and commercial design. Her Interior Design firm strives to approach all projects mindful of the aesthetics of design, as well as the health, safety and welfare of all who will live in, work in, and experience the space.
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: D510 

HWE 014 55A Creative Careers: Advertising/Marketing Writer
Speaker: Barry Gold, Writing and Strategy "Guru"
An award-winning copywriter in the advertising/marketing industry for over three decades, Barry has created ads for Rolling Stone, Martha Stewart Living, Time, People, Mental Floss, and many other popular publications. He also teaches several advertising/marketing-related courses at FIT. See more about Barry on our blog: https://blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/2018/04/03/instructor-spotlight-barry-gold/
Date: Saturday, March 30, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: D514
 
HWE 011 55A Creative Careers: Photographer
Speaker: Megan Madden, Photographer
Megan Madden is a graduate of the FIT Photography Program. During her time at FIT, she interned at places like Milk Studios and Refinery29. Post graduation, Megan has been shooting and producing at Refinery29. Her work has appeared in many different mediums including the Refinery29 Snapchat, stock images for Getty Images, and even the Nasdaq screen in Times Square. See Megan’s work here: www.megan-madden.com
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
 
HWE 013 55A Creative Careers: Menswear Designer
Speaker: Daniel Dematteo, Founder & President of Destino Vero Design & Apparel
Daniel is a graduate of the FIT Menswear Program and recipient of the Outstanding Menswear Student Achievement Award as well as the Italian Trade Commission Exhibition award. After several years as the Creative Director and VP of New Development for the Fashion Business Corporation, and the cultivation of extensive overseas and domestic experience in Asia, Europe and the USA, Daniel launched his own menswear brand, Destino Vero. See more about Daniel on our blog: https://blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/2018/01/24/instructor-spotlight-daniel-dematteo/
Date: Saturday, April 6, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
 
HWE 012 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Designer
Speaker: Christopher Uvenio, Fashion Designer
Bob Mackie. Anna Sui. Whithall & Shon. Todd Oldham. Just to name a few of the several Fashion Houses that Christopher Uvenio worked and designed for,  for over 20 years. His Menswear/Womenswear collections have appeared in over 30 magazines from New York to London. See Christopher's work on our blog: https://blog.fitnyc.edu/precollegeprograms/2012/03/31/instructor-spotlight-christopher-uvenio/ 
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA 
  
HWE 023 55A Creative Careers: Textile/Surface Designer
Speaker: Fiona McGroary, Colorist for Michael Kors
Fiona is a graduate of the FIT Knitwear Design Program. She is a colorist on the MMK fabric team at Michael Kors. Her job consists of reviewing color/quality/hand-feel for all lab-dip, bulk, and sample yardage in solid and novelty fabrics. She communicates daily with mills/agents overseas to ensure all color and quality is consistent from initial fabric development into bulk production. Previously, she has also worked for Ann Inc where she managed all color for Ann Taylor Factory Stores from color development to bulk production. 
Date: Saturday, April 13, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA


Summer Sessions (Details Coming Soon):   

Dates: June 24, 25, 26, 27, 2019
Times: Daily, 12:30pm-4:30pm
Students may enroll in one or more sessions!

HWE 011 55A Creative Careers: Photographer
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65

HWE 012 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Designer
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65

HWE 013 55A Creative Careers: Menswear Designer
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65

HWE 014 55A Creative Careers: Advertising/Marketing Writer
Speaker: Lori Lengua, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65

HWE 015 55A Creative Careers: Illustrator
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65

HWE 016 55A Creative Careers: Graphic Designer
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65

HWE 017 55A Creative Careers: Stylist
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65
 
HWE 018 55A Creative Careers: Accessories Designer
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: 
June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65
 
HWE 019 55A Creative Careers: Jewlery Designer
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: 
June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65
 
HWE 020 55A Creative Careers: Toy Designer
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: 
June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65
 
HWE 021 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Merchandiser
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: 
June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65

HWE 022 55A Creative Careers: Fine Artist
Speaker: TBA, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65

HWE 023 55A Creative Careers: Textile/Surface Designer
Speaker: Elaina Vasile, Title
Date: June, TBA, 2019 12:30pm-4:30pm   Room: TBA
Price: $65
 
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