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  • Fashion Industry Essentials

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    Fashion Industry Essentials
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    Brianne Myers, Enrollment Director
    brianne@parsons.yellowbrick.co

  • This one-of-a-kind noncredit program provides an exciting overview of the fashion industry, with more than 70 on-demand online course modules taught by Parsons faculty, Teen Vogue editors, and leading experts. Carefully designed assignments help you build a portfolio, prepare for a job interview, or apply to a fashion degree program.

    • Format Online
    • Price $999
    • Total Courses 5
    • Course Length Self-paced (30–40 hours)
  • Courses 

    Unlocking Visual Style

    Fashion is a visual medium that tells a story. Learn how to interpret garments as narratives that reveal information about their designers, their wearers, and even the time and place we live in.

    Thinking Like a Designer

    Collections are the foundation of the fashion industry. This course explains the components of a fashion collection, according to price point and season. It also explores the origins of collections and their changing role in the contemporary business climate. 

    Understanding Fashion Production

    Garment and accessory production are fascinating, complex processes. This course surveys all aspects of production, from design to display on the retail floor.

    Working in Fashion Media

    Teen Vogue experts talk about the world of fashion media — how editors identify talent, conceive stories, cultivate relationships, commission writers and photographers, and maximize  exposure of their efforts through social media. 

    Developing Fashion Marketing and PR Skills

    As the role of physical retail locations and print advertising inbuilding consumer awareness for fashion diminishes, collaborative marketing, social media, and public relations are becoming increasingly important means of doing business.

  • “Through the program, I gained insight into the fashion industry, learned how to build a portfolio for a job interview, and built valuable social media and networking skills with fashion industry experts.”

    — Katelyn S., student, Fashion Industry Essentials program

  • Program Highlights

    Who Should Enroll

    • Learners curious about the design side of the fashion industry
    • Anyone interested in the marketing, merchandising, and retailing of fashion, fashion history, or the globalization of fashion
    • Students and professionals considering a career move into fashion

    What You’ll Gain

    • Familiarity with the skills, tools, and materials of fashion design and production
    • A solid grasp of the way fashion is conceived for the global marketplace
    • An understanding of the production process and its terminology
    • Social media tools and next-generation strategies for marketing to customers

    How You’ll Learn

    • Engaging video lectures and interviews with industry experts
    • Entirely self-paced courses, designed to accommodate your busy schedule
    • Project-based learning focused on developing real-world skills and portfolio assets
    • Flexibility to review course content and complete assignments at any time
  • Why Open Campus?

    Welcome to a community of groundbreaking thinkers. At Open Campus, you have the freedom to reimagine your career path in the cross-disciplinary environment that you can find only at Parsons School of Design — the top-ranked accredited art and design school in the United States.* Our dynamic network of faculty scholars and working professionals are united by the same vision and values, and a drive to innovate. Discover new possibilities in professional education at Open Campus, making connections across industries and advancing your knowledge in unexpected ways. 

    *Quacquarelli Symonds World University Rankings (2020).





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