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SUMMER FASHION LAB 2015


SUMMER FASHION LAB 2015 BROCHURE PDF

LIM College’s Summer Fashion Lab is a comprehensive pre-college program that offers high school and college students the opportunity to study fashion at the college level, experience New York City, and test drive a college exclusively devoted to the business of fashion. Students have a variety of credit and non-credit courses to choose from as well as the opportunity to live in LIM’s residence hall. Last year nearly 400 students from across the U.S. and several different countries attended the Summer Fashion Lab program and nearly half resided in the residence hall.

The 2015 Summer Fashion Lab program runs Monday through Friday for four successive weeks from July 6th through July 31st with a selection of credit and non-credit courses. Find out which classes are best for you and check out our Summer Student Testimonials!

Wondering what our students do in Fashion Lab? Last summer a styling shoot done by one of the classes was chosen for the pages of the famous Italian fashion magazine, Grazia Italia.

CREDIT-COURSES: Open to high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2015 or non-LIM college students between the ages of 17-23. Each course meets two weeks, Monday through Friday and offers one college credit.

NON-CREDIT COURSES: Open to high school students ages 14-18, recent high school graduates and international students. These non-credit courses are structured as four, one-week sessions with morning and afternoon classes in each week.

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NON-CREDIT COURSES

Open to high school students entering the 10th-12th grade in the Fall of 2015, recent high school graduates and international students. These courses are one week long with two sessions, AM and PM, offered each week. The program is customizable so students may take as little as one course in a week or eight courses over four weeks.

Morning classes from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm
Afternoon classes from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

WEEK I: JULY 6 - JULY 10

Morning
Behind the Scenes: Fashion Field Trip
Inside the Fashion Business
Introduction to Fashion Buying
Fashion Magazines
The Stylist's Role
Fashion + Tech

Afternoon
Arts Influence on Fashion
The Vintage Clothing Industry
Project Fashion
The Stylist's Role
Event Planning
Fashion Marketing

WEEK II: July 13 - July 17

Morning
Behind the Scenes: Fashion Field Trip
Project Fashion
Fashion Marketing
The Stylist's Role
Urban Fashion
Introduction to Fashion PR
Fashion Speaker Series

Afternoon
Introduction to Fashion Buying
Fashion Forecasting
Inside the Fashion Business
Social Media & Mobile Marketing
Visual Merchadising & Display
The Stylist's Role

WEEK III: July 20 - July 24

Morning
Behind the Scenes: Fashion Field Trip
Introduction to Fashion Buying
Inside the Fashion Business
Fashion Photography
Fashion + Tech
The Skills of Career Development

Afternoon
Fashion Sketching & Drawing
The Vintage Clothing Industry
Project Fashion
Fashion Magazines
The Stylist's Role
Fashion Blogger Bootcamp

WEEK IV: JULY 27-JULY 31

 Morning
Behind the Scenes: Fashion Field Trip
Project Fashion
Fashion Magazines
The Stylist's Role
Urban Fashion
Fashion Speaker Series

Afternoon
Introduction to Fashion Buying
Fashion Forecasting
Inside the Fashion Business
Fashion Blogger Boot Camp
Visual Merchandising & Display
Art's Influence on Fashion

CREDIT COURSES

Open to high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2015 or non-LIM college students. Each course meets two weeks, Monday through Friday and offers one college credit.

All classes meet from 10:00 am to 3:00 pm.

Session I: July 6 - July 17

Foundations of Fashion Styling
Fashion stylists play an important role in many mediums, including advertising, fashion editorial, TV, video and events. Learn the stylist’s responsibilities, including working with clients, prepping the job, building resources, being on location/set, and post-shoot work. Hands-on assignments familiarize you with styling processes which include a still life shoot and photo shoot. You will also learn about career opportunities in the field.

Apparel Merchandising
Discover the exciting process of fashion merchandising through this hands -on workshop style course. Gain insight into today’s fashion consumer while learning all the steps of apparel product development. Students will take on the role of the “apparel merchandiser” and conceptualize, then develop several mini fashion collections through the creation of storyboards and use of a computerized program used currently in the fashion industry.

Color & Design for the Visual Merchandiser
Students will be introduced to basic art elements and their relationship to art projects and how they connect to visual merchandising. Students will independently develop, compose, and complete art assignments relating to design elements and compositional aspects. All students will complete two-dimensional projects involving the art elements and their relationship to visual arts in our environment.

Fashion Writing & Publications
Fashion and film, art and design, politics and pop culture, photography and forecasting - all of these factors and more make up the exciting world of Fashion Writing & Publications. This course will take students through the dynamics of fashion publishing, giving them all the tools necessary to become strong fashion writers. This course will be taught in both a lecture and workshop format and will incorporate industry visits as well as guest speakers. The course culminates in student creation and production of their own fashion publications.

Fashion Buying & Retailing
This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the world of fashion retail and the many aspects of buying in the industry today. Students will learn about the various retail channels relevant in the marketplace today and how retailers target fashion consumers. The role of the fashion buyer will be explored through in class workshops, store visits and group projects.

Session II: July 20 - July 31

Foundations of Fashion Styling
Fashion stylists play an important role in many mediums, including advertising, fashion editorial, TV, video and events. Learn the stylist’s responsibilities, including working with clients, prepping the job, building resources, being on location/set, and post-shoot work. Hands-on assignments familiarize you with styling processes which include a still life shoot and photo shoot. You will also learn about career opportunities in the field.

Fashion Show Production
Learn how to plan, promote, and execute a fashion show. Topics covered will include: concept, music selection, stage design, merchandise selection, styling, model selection, and public relations. This course exposes you to every aspect you need to produce an actual fashion show on the final day of class. For purposes of the fashion show, students may be asked to use their own shoes, accessories and clothing. Use of personal items is voluntary and not required to participate in the course.

Fashion Buying & Retailing
This course will provide you with a comprehensive overview of the world of fashion retail and the many aspects of buying in the industry today. Students will learn about the various retail channels relevant in the marketplace today and how retailers target fashion consumers. The role of the fashion buyer will be explored through in class workshops, store visits and group projects.

Apparel Merchandising
Discover the exciting process of fashion merchandising through this hands -on workshop style course. Gain insight into today’s fashion consumer while learning all the steps of apparel product development. Students will take on the role of the “apparel merchandiser” and conceptualize, then develop several mini fashion collections through the creation of storyboards and use of a computerized program used currently in the fashion industry.

Public Relations for the Fashion Industry
The function of public relations in today’s fashion industry encompasses many connections between consumers, current events and the newest and latest fashion styles and trends. In this course you will learn all the elements of public relations and how it is used to merge fashion and entertainment. Fashion events and experiences are conceptualized and implemented by companies more often to promote their fashion products. An industry executive will teach you the tricks of the trade as you conceptualize promotional materials and an experiential event.

Tuition & Fees

Non-credit Courses: $250 per course
Credit Courses: $425 per course
Housing: $495 per student, per week

Supplies: Certain courses will require supplies that students must purchase on their own. All supplies will be available for purchase in the LIM College Bookstore. Students can expect to pay between $10 and $35 for supplies. Supply lists will be distributed on the first day of class.

Health Insurance: All students participating in Summer Fashion Lab must have their own health insurance.

Transcripts & Certificates

How to request official LIM College Transcripts:
Students may request an official transcript by completing and submitting the Transcript Request Form. There is a processing fee of $5.00 per transcript made payable to LIM college in the form of check or money order only.

Certificates & Grade Reports:
Students will receive a grade report within two weeks after the conclusion of the Summer Fashion Lab program. International students will receive a Certificate of Participation upon successful completion of a Summer Lab course.

Orientation & Check-In

Orientation and check-in will be held on the first day of class at Maxwell Hall  (located at 216 East 45th Street between Third and Second Avenues) at 8:30 am for Non-credit morning classes and 9:30 am for Credit Courses. For students registered for only an afternoon Non-Credit Course, check-in time is at 12:30 pm. Orientation is for students only and will cover the rules and regulations of the program. Following orientation, students will receive their classroom number and be escorted to class.

Scholarships

Each year LIM College awards a limited number of scholarships to high school students for the Summer Fashion Lab program. Scholarship awards can include one non-credit course, two non-credit courses or two non-credit courses with one week of housing (students in non-commutable distances will be given priority). In order to apply for a scholarship, students must fill out and return the Scholarship Application Form, along with their essay and recommendation. Scholarship submissions must be mailed. No e-mails or faxes will be accepted.
International students are welcome to apply.

SCHOLARSHIP DEADLINE IS MARCH 1, 2015.

Housing

LIM College will be offering housing to mature, responsible students in our state-of-the-art 1760 Third Avenue Residence, known as "1760," located between 97th and 98th Streets. The residence hall features secure, air-conditioned, double and triple rooms with private bathrooms. There is 24-hour front desk security and ID card access to enter the building and rooms.

Student Resident Advisors (RAs) are present in the residence hall. They hold evening office hours and perform nightly curfew check-ins for all Fashion Lab students. A professional LIM College staff member is also on-call every evening in case of emergencies. There are weekday evening and weekend organized activities coordinated by the RAs that students are strongly encouraged to attend. There are shared kitchens on designated floors of the residence hall and all rooms are equipped with a refrigerator, freezer and microwave.

Fashion Lab students living in the residence hall will not be chaperoned all day and night. They will have free time outside of class to complete assignments, participate in college sponsored activities or explore the city with friends and family. They must however be present for evening curfew and attend class each day.

How to Register for Housing:

Students can register for housing on-line only after they have registered for a class. Students participating in the non-credit program must be registered for two courses in a week in order to reside in the residence hall. After housing registration and payment is completed, you will receive an email confirmation that will include a link to the website where the housing forms are located. The forms must be printed, filled out mailed back to the College via e-mail or mail. No faxes please. Housing is only guaranteed once the forms are received. Roommate requests can be made during the on-line registration process.

Housing Check-in, Orientation & Move-out:

Housing move-in is on the Sunday before classes between the hours of 12:00 pm and 3:00 pm. Move-in is followed by a mandatory orientation orchestrated by the Resident Advisors. Housing Orientation covers the rules and regulations of the residence hall, curfew, and activities and concludes with a guided subway ride to the college campus where classes will be held.

Move-out is on the Saturday after classes between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm. More information about move-in/out, room assignments, and housing orientation will be sent with the housing form.

Housing Curfew & Regulations (New Procedure):

Fashion Lab students under 18 years of age must abide by curfew regulations. Curfew is 10 pm Sunday through Thursday and 11 pm Friday and Saturday. Curfew is strictly enforced and students may be asked to leave the program if they are not present for curfew.

Students may be excused from curfew only if an Off-Campus Permission form has been signed by their parent/legal guardian and submitted on time to the Office of Housing & Residence Life. The Off-Campus Permissions Form must be submitted in the designated drop box located in the Office of Housing & Residence Life. This form must be submitted no later than 1:00 pm the day of your request. Housing staff personnel will follow up with a confirmation phone call between 4:00 and 6:00 pm of the requested date.

Refund Policy

Course withdrawal and refund of course fee requests must be made in writing on the Withdrawal/Refund Form. The date that the application for refund is received is considered the official date of the student’s withdrawal. A $25 processing fee will be deducted from the refund amount. All refunds are made in the form of a check and take three to four weeks for processing. In the event LIM College cancels a course, 100% of the tuition and fees are refunded. Withdrawals made one week or more prior to the first day the course begins is 100% of the tuition refunded less the $25 processing fee. Withdrawals made less than a week prior to the start of class is 50% of the tuition refunded less the $25 processing fee.

There are NO refunds given after the start of class and no exceptions.

 

Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form

Course_Change-Withdrawal_Form(1).pdf

Transportation

Airport Transportation
LIM College does not provide transportation to and from the airport. Students can arrange for a car service or students may use the regulated New York Taxi service outside the baggage claim area after picking up their luggage. The cost is approximately $55 from LaGuardia and JFK. The two most convenient airports are JFK and LaGuardia.

Transportation from the Residence Hall to Classes
Students who will be residing in the 1760 Third Avenue Residence for the Summer Fashion Lab program will take the 6 train subway line to get to classes at Maxwell Hall. Students will be shown how to navigate the subway during the mandatory housing orientation. Students will be taken on a trial run of the commute by student resident advisors. Due to the structure of the Summer Fashion Lab, students travel together in groups from the residence hall to classes and back. Information on the New York Subway system can be found at http://www.mta.info/nyct. We encourage students to pre-purchase their MetroCards prior to housing orientation.  

Meal & Dining options

Students attending the Summer Fashion Lab program are responsible for their own meals. There is a café inside of Maxwell Hall where most of the classes are held in addition to a variety of delis and/or restaurants steps from the College. For students staying in the residence hall, they have the option of dining out, ordering food in or cooking in the communal kitchen. Students have access to pots/pans and cooking utensils by signing them out from the Residence Life Office. Additionally, all rooms in the 1760 Third Avenue Residence come equipped with a fridge and microwave. Students have the option of keeping food, snacks and drinks in their room. New York City offers a variety of food options including those that have special diets. Information on nearby eateries is available in the Residence Hall. We advise families to budget $30-$40 per day for food.

Dress Code

LIM College expects Summer Fashion Lab students to be appropriately dressed when attending class and for the various events that students participate in, including, but not limited to field trips, fashion shows and on-campus activities. No clothing should be cut, patched, frayed, ripped, or torn. No tube tops, bare midriffs, low cut tops, short shorts or any revealing clothing may be worn to the College.

Students must wear comfortable yet appropriate shoes during any field trips where there will be significant walking and/or use of public transportation.



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