ESL/Fashion Business Certificate

In the summer, FIT's Center for Continuing and Professional Studies offers a unique English as a Second Language (ESL) program. This intensive program in partnership with FIT's Educational Skills department includes ESL courses, activities in fashion related topics, and field trips around New York City. Attendees meet a variety of fashion-related industry experts and can earn a Certificate of Achievement from FIT.

ESL / Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising

February, 2024 TBA

Spring 2024 will have limited enrollment, register early.
Certificate Cost: $1,420


Certificate Overview

English as a Second Language (ESL)
9:30 am-12:30 pm

The curriculum is designed for students with intermediate or advanced English-Language skills.  The ESL course concentrates on oral communication skills and focuses on language relevant to fashion and design.  Students will be assessed through a brief interview to be held remotely and placed into the appropriate level prior to the first day of class.  

Fashion Styling & Visual Merchandising
1:30 pm-4:30 pm

In the fashion course, students experience the art of fashion styling and visual merchandising as they are used for promotional purposes. Students will learn to plan the retail space of a mock pop-up shop to attract shoppers and create a digital advertisement campaign with a live fashion shoot in order to promote it. Group projects will be presented on the final day.


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FIT reserves the right to request additional information and reject participants who do not demonstrate an adequate level of proficiency in English.