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SUMMER FASHION LAB 2014


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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 over 450 students from across the country and several different countries attended the Summer Fashion Lab program and nearly half resided in the residence hall.

The 2014 Summer Fashion Lab program runs Monday through Friday for four successive weeks from July 7th through August 1st with a selection of credit and non-credit courses. Find out which classes are best for you:

CREDIT-COURSES: Open to high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2014 or non-LIM college students. Each course meets two weeks, Monday through Friday and offers 1-college credit.

NON-CREDIT COURSES: Open to high school students entering the 10th-12th grade in the Fall of 2014, 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 2014, 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 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.
Afternoon classes from 1:00 p.m. to 4:00 p.m.

WEEK I: JULY 7 - JULY 11

Morning
Inside the Fashion Business
Introduction to Fashion Buying
Fashion Magazines
Fashion Photography
Event Planning

Afternoon
Arts Influence on Fashion
The Vintage Clothing Industry
Project Fashion
Fashion Retail & Pop-Up Shops
The Stylist's Role

WEEK II: July 14 - July 18

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

Afternoon
Introduction to Fashion Buying
Fashion Forecasting
Inside the Fashion Business
Social Media & Mobile Marketing
Visual Merchadising & Display

WEEK III: July 21 - July 25

Morning
Introduction to Fashion Buying
Inside the Fashion Business
Men's Fashions
Fashion Photography
The Skills of Career Development

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

WEEK IV: JULY 28-AUGUST 1

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

Afternoon
Introduction to Fashion Buying
Fashion Forecasting
Inside the Fashion Business
Fashion Blogger Boot Camp
Visual Merchandising & Display

CREDIT COURSES

Open to high school students entering the 11th or 12th grade in the fall of 2014 or non-LIM college students. Each course meets two weeks, Monday through Friday and offers 1-college credit.

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

Session I: July 7 - July 18

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.

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.

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 21 - August 1

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.

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.

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.

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.

Tuition & Fees

Non-credit Courses: $225.00 per course
Credit Courses: $395.00 per course
Housing: $495.00 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). Orientation is for students only and will cover rules and regulations of the program. Following orientation, students will receive their classroom number and be escorted to class. Times for orientation will be included in your confirmation letter.

Scholarships

Scholarship deadline was March 1, 2014. No further scholarships are being accepted at this time.

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 online registration and payment is completed, you will receive an email confirmation that will include your housing forms, which must be signed and mailed back to the College. Housing is only guaranteed once the forms are received. Roommate requests can only be made on your housing forms.

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:

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 their parent or guardian has submitted a completed an Off-Campus permission form to be away from housing that night. The Off Campus Permissions Forms will be emailed in a welcome packet and needs to be submitted on the Sunday prior to the start of class; no forms will be accepted thereafter. A housing staff person will follow up with a confirmation phone call prior to the night the student plans to be away from housing.

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 is refunded. Withdrawals made one week or more prior to the first day the course begins is 100% of the tuition less the $25 processing fee. Withdrawals made less than a week prior to the start of class is 50% of the tuition less the $25 processing fee.

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

Click here for the Withdrawal/Refund Form.

Add/Drop/Withdrawal Form

Course_Change-Withdrawal_Form(1).pdf



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