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Summer High School Workshops

FIT's Precollege Workshops are fun, short programs designed to introduce you to some of the unusual and creative topics FIT specializes in. Spend four days on our New York City campus learning a specific skill or technique, or delve into one of the many career opportunities FIT prepares students for. Perfect for the student who wants the FIT experience but is limited on time, you'll be both challenged and inspired by how much you'll learn in just four days! 


ELIGIBLE GRADES: Students in grades 9 thru 12 as of fall 2020 and current high school seniors are eligible for summer Workshops 
Precollege Remote Office Hours: 
Mon-Thurs, 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.
Learn more about prices, refund policy etc
Early Bird Discount has ended 
(available through Apr. 16th at 4 p.m.): $320.00
Cost for one workshop (after April 16th): $370.00 

DATES and TIMES, please note that all summer courses will be offered REMOTELY:
New Student Orientation: TBA
Each workshop meets remotely 
June 29, 30, July 1, 2, 2020
Time: 9:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. (break: 12:30-1:30) 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)
  • Workshops 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

WORKSHOP LISTINGS (all courses meet from 9:30AM-4:30PM)  


Skills for Marketers and PR

HSX 131 55A  (Remote)  Public Relations: Fashion Industry in Action! - Required Supplies  Instructor: Stacey Karesh
HSX 133 55A  (Remote)  Fashion Journalism - Required Supplies  Instructor: Lynda Johnson

Skills for Fashion Managers
HSX 120
55A  (Remote)  The Fabulous World of Fashion Forecasting - Required Supplies   Instructor: Jill Topol
HSX 121 55A  (Remote)  Exploring Fashion Styling - Required Supplies  Instructor: Sadia Seymour/Nancy Alusick
HSX 123 55A  (Remote)  A Week in the Life of a Merchant - Required Supplies  Instructor: Jully-Alma Taveras


Skills for Fashion Designers
HSX 075
55A  (Remote) Fast Fashion, on Trial - Required Supplies   Instructor: Veronica Apsan/David Merchan
HSX 084
55A  (Remote) Designing a Fashion Mini-Collection - Required Supplies   Instructor: Susanna Moyer

HSX 084 55B  (Remote) Designing a Fashion Mini-Collection - Required Supplies   Instructor: Janice Giardina
HSX 096 55A  (Remote) A Week in the Life of a Fashion Designer - Required Supplies   Instructor: Kathlin Argiro
HSX 096 
55B  (Remote) A Week in the Life of a Fashion Designer - Required Supplies   Instructor: Jacqueline Quinn

Studio for Technical Designers
HSX 088 
55A  (Remote)  Simply Sewing - Required Supplies    Instructor: Karen Middleton

Visual Art and Design

Skills for Artists and Illustrators
HSX 026 
55B  (Remote) Perfecting Your Art Portfolio - Required Supplies   Instructor: Josef Zutelgte
HSX 080 55B  (Remote) Character Creation for Comic Books and Gaming - Required Supplies  Instructor: Ramon Gil

Skills for Graphic Designers
HSX 051 
55A  (Remote) Exploring Graphic Design - Required Supplies  Instructor: Enrique Paz

Skills for Interior Designers 
HSX 056 
55A  (Remote) Interior Design Studio - Required Supplies  Instructor: Shannon Leddy