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RESTART FALL 2020:   See FIT’s plans and guidelines for fall campus operations, teaching, and learning.

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High School Summer Live

Summer Live courses are taught by FIT professionals who love what they do and love to share their experiences and talents even more! Discover the industries FIT serves in specialized Precollege courses. Discover your passions, create competitive portfolio pieces, explore our majors and prep for college level courses.


ELIGIBLE GRADES: Students in grades 9 thru 12 as of fall 2020 and current high school seniors are eligible for Summer Live
Precollege Remote Office Hours: Mon-Thursday, 9am-4pm.  FIT is closed Friday-Sunday, June- August, 2020
75% refund period (excludes the $15 Registration Fee), prior to the first day of class.

PRICE Learn more about prices, refund policy etc
Early Bird Discount has ended 
(available through Apr. 16th at 4 p.m.): $460.00 
Cost for one class: (after April 16th): $530.00 
DATES and TIMES, please note that all summer courses will be REMOTELY:
New Student Orientation: TBA
Classes meet remotely for 11 sessions: July 7, 8, 9, 13, 14, 15, 16 ,20, 21, 22, 23-last day, 2020 (no classes on Fridays)

AM classes: 9:15 a.m.-12:30 p.m.; PM classes: 1:30 p.m.-4:45 p.m.; EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

What is a remote course? A remote course is a fully digital experience offered through Google Classroom. Remote courses will require you to login in real-time for the lecture and classroom-style learning, and you will have access to additional resources (ie. tutorial videos, handouts etc.) when class time is over. You will be required to log on during specific class times to participate in virtual discussions, read lectures, complete assignments, and interact with the instructor and other students (REMINDER: attendance, participation and project completion are part of the grading process). Please review the required supplies for each course, as some courses will need students to acquire software, equipment or tools for full participation.

Minimum Requirements for Remote Learning: 

  • 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.


  • All new students must watch the Precollege Orientation Video and submit a signed Acknowledgment of Risk and Release and Waiver Of Liability Form (coming soon)
  • Courses may be canceled due to low enrollment. You will be notified by email if cancellations occur.
  • Instructor Contact List  *Please note: instructor assignments are subject to change

For assistance, email: [email protected]


Advertising and Marketing Communications Department Offerings: 
HAC 101 55A PM (Remote)  Advertising and Marketing: Basics - Required Supplies Instructor: Lynda Johnson

Fashion Business Management Department Offerings: 
HFM 101 55A PM (Remote)  Fashion Business: Trend Forecasting - Required Supplies  Instructor: Jamie Ross
HFM 102 55A AM (Remote)  Fashion Business: Merchandising - Required Supplies  Instructor: Jill Topol
HFM 103 55A PM (Remote)  Exploring Product Development - Required Supplies  Instructor: Jennifer Lee
HFM 104 55A AM (Remote)  Fashion Business: Exploring Styling - Required Supplies  Instructor: Melissa Perilli


Fashion Design Department- Apparel Offerings:  
HAP 102 55A AM (Remote) Sewing for Designers: Basics - Required Supplies  Instructor: Barbara Seggio
HAP 102 55B  AM (Remote)    Sewing for Designers: Basics - Required Supplies   Instructor: Karen Middleton
HAP 103 55A PM (Remote)  Sewing for Designers: Basic Dress - Required Supplies  Instructor: Bernadette Grinley

Fashion Design Department- Art Offerings: 

HAR 101 55A AM (Remote)  Drawing for Designers: Basics - Required Supplies  Instructor: Susanna Moyer
HAR 101 55B PM (Remote)  Drawing for Designers: Basics - Required Supplies  Instructor: Steven Cutting
HAR 102 55A AM (Remote)  Drawing for Designers: Advanced - Required Supplies  Instructor: WildaJean Gardner
HAR 103 55A AM (Remote)  Drawing for Designers: Portfolio - Required Supplies  Instructor: Mary Capozzi


Communication Design Pathways Department Offerings: 
HAD 112 55A AM (Remote)  Graphic Design: Fundamentals - Required Supplies   Instructor: Enrique Paz
HAD 113 55A PM (Remote)  Graphic Design: Drawing Digitally - Required Supplies  Instructor: Kenneth Krug

Fine Arts Department Offerings:   
HFA 106 55A AM (Remote)  Fine Arts: Advanced Studio - Required Supplies    Instructor: Josef Zutelgte

Interior Design Department Offerings:
HID 102 55A AM (Remote)  Interior Design: Drawing Studio - Required Supplies  Instructor: Shannon Leddy

Illustration Department Offerings: 

HIL 103 55A AM (Remote) Illustration: Anatomical Drawing - Required Supplies   Instructor: Anthony Capparelli

Photography Department Offerings: 
HPH 100 55A AM (Remote)  Photography: Basic Digital Techniques - Required Supplies  Instructor: Curtis Willocks