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Fashion Industry Essentials

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The Fashion Industry Essentials programme offered by The New School provides an exciting overview of the fashion industry, with more than 70 on-demand course videos taught by Parsons faculty, Teen Vogue editors, and leading fashion industry experts.


The Fashion Industry Essentials programme offered by The New School has carefully crafted assignments help students develop skills and gain valuable insights into the fashion industry. They learn to build a portfolio, prepare for a job interview, and apply to a fashion degree program that will prepare them to build a successful future in 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

Programme Structure

Courses include:

  • Unlocking Visual Style
  • Thinking Like a Designer
  • Understanding Fashion Production
  • Working in Fashion Media
  • Developing Fashion Marketing and PR Skills

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Start dates & application deadlines

You can apply for and start this programme anytime.




  • Self-paced

Academic requirements

We are not aware of any specific GRE, GMAT or GPA grading score requirements for this programme.

English requirements

We are not aware of any English requirements for this programme.

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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

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