FIT's Precollege Programs provide middle and high school students with experiential learning opportunities at our NYC camps. We offer parents, K-12 educators, and youth organizations an insightful lens into FIT's majors and the wide-ranging industries FIT serves.
Precollege Programs prepares students for the FIT admissions process, including creative arts portfolio development, and features the unique experience of being part of FIT's dynamic and diverse college campus and the cultural vibrancy of New York City that informs and enriches the college, its history and its campus community.
Highlights of Precollege Programs include:
- Non-credit and credit course offerings to high school students;
- Non-credit workshop offerings to middle-school students;
- On-campus high school internship placements;
- Cultivation of partnerships with New York City area schools and related outreach activities; and
- On-campus academic tours, seminars, and workshop offerings for parents, teachers, and non-profit youth organizations, with participation welcome and encouraged at student and faculty exhibitions, FIT Museum events, as well as other FIT community activities.
Classes available in:
Accessories design, advertising and marketing, app design, communication design, computer graphics, event planning, cosmetics and fragrance marketing, draping, drawing, fashion design, fashion forecasting, fashion merchandising, film editing, film criticism, graphic design, illustration, interior design, international trade and marketing, jewelry design, journalism, menswear, painting, packaging design, patternmaking, photography, production management, screenprinting, sculpture, sewing, sneaker design, styling, textile design, visual merchandising and more!
Considering Precollege courses?
1. PREPARE FOR COLLEGE
Where can your child develop a portfolio, learn to sew, or sample an amazing range of college and career opportunities? FIT's Precollege Programs will enable your child to prepare an admissions portfolio for any art college while exploring potential majors and careers.
2. GREAT INVESTMENT
Before you spend money on a college tuition, be sure the college your child chooses is the right one. Sample FIT's courses, professors, and campus before making that tuition commitment!
3. GREAT VALUE
FIT's Precollege Programs are an amazing value. Your child will spend 10 days at FIT for less than $500! Where else can you find an academic program AND social activity for such a fabulous value?
4. PRODUCTIVE "SOCIAL TIME"
Your child will spend time productively at FIT, preparing for college or learning new skills while making new friends. No more wasted time on the sofa or texting for hours!
5. NEW FRIENDS
Your child will make friends with like-minded students from all over the Tri-State area (and in the summer, all over the world)! Encourage your child to explore relationships with new friends they will keep throughout college and beyond.
1. PREPARE FOR COLLEGE
Do you need help in creating a portfolio, learning to sew, or in choosing a college or career path? FIT's Precollege Programs will prepare you to apply to art and/or design colleges while you explore potential majors and careers.
2. EXPERIENCE COLLEGE
Before you spend money on a college tuition, don't you want to be sure the college you choose is the right one for you? Sample FIT's courses, professors, and campus before making that tuition commitment!
3. NEW FRIENDS
You'll make friends with like-minded students from all over the Tri-State area (and in the summer, all over the world)! Meet interesting people and develop relationships with new friends you'll keep throughout college and beyond.
4. UNIQUE CLASSES
You can study fine arts, fashion, textiles, accessories, international trade, styling, photography, computer graphics, the list goes on and on. FIT has lots of unique classes that will teach you skills and techniques you'll use throughout your career. If you have a hobby you love, we'll help you cultivate that, too. All are welcome!
5. EXTRA-CURRICULAR ACTIVITIES ARE A MUST FOR COLLEGE!
What will you put on that college application to show you are a serious student and an exceptional candidate? Many colleges look for extra- curricular activities and unique experiences in their applicants. FIT Precollege Programs will provide you with a transcript that you can include in your college applications.