Overview

The Parsons Paris Online Program offers flexible, online courses in fashion design, business, branding, and sustainability in fashion for high school students. You’ll hear from Parsons Paris professors, be mentored by a Parsons/The New School student or graduate, and earn a Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris. 

The courses are 100% online and almost entirely asynchronous, meaning that you can complete the course whenever it works with your schedule. There will be 30 hours of overall course time over 2 or 4 weeks, depending on the session you choose, including video lessons, unit assignments, and live sessions with your mentor. 

The four courses offered are:

  • Inside Fashion Design: Becoming a Designer for the 21st Century
  • Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury
  • Build Your Own Fashion Brand
  • Sustainability: The Future of Fashion

Inside Fashion Design: Becoming a Designer for the 21st Century

Want to know how top designers come up with ideas? This course takes you through the process they follow. You’ll use the same process to develop a concept and illustrate your own ideas for a fashion line. Learn methods for pattern cutting, draping and assembly. Bring your ideas to life through storytelling, mood boards and video.

Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury

Everyone knows the glamour of the fashion runway — but what makes it all work? This course takes you behind the scenes. Learn the business side of the industry. Discover the many careers available in fashion aside from design. Understand how brands and trends are created, how sustainable materials spur creativity — and the role of social media influencers. You will even virtually visit a Louis Vuitton workshop. See whether there’s a future for you in fashion.

Build Your Own Fashion Brand

How do you turn your love of fashion into a business? Learn the steps. In this course, you’ll develop a vision, devise a business plan, build awareness of your brand’s identity, delve into the financial side, and gain an understanding of production and delivery. Discover how to create an elevator pitch that makes a convincing case for your brand in seconds. If you wish to nurture both your artistic and your entrepreneurial sides, this course is for you.

Sustainability: The Future of Fashion

Can fashion be both beautiful and sustainable? In this course, you will discover the innovative ways the fashion industry is responding to our ecological crisis. Learn about the life cycles of products, eco-friendly approaches to design, the upsides and downsides of “green” branding, and more. Develop your own vision of a sustainable future for fashion. Whether your interest is in design, marketing, or another field, if you are passionate about the creative opportunities possible at the intersection of fashion and sustainability, this course is for you.

Cost and Session Information

All course options, whether 2 or 4 weeks, contain the identical educational content, learning materials, number of assignments and access to mentoring. The difference in length of course is due to time of year (not amount of instruction). We know the school year keeps you busy, so we've made the course longer during that time so you can get assignments done.

Cost: $1195

We have courses starting on the following dates. Check our website for more information about the courses that interest you. 

June 1 - June 29

Length: 4 weeks

Application deadline: May 23

June 13 - 27

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: June 6

June 27 - July 11

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: June 20

July 6 - August 3

Length: 4 weeks

Application deadline: June 27

July 11 - July 25

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: July 4

July 25 - August 8

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: July 18

August 1 - August 29

Length: 4 weeks

Application deadline: July 25

August 8 - August 22

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: August 1

August 22 - September 5

Length: 2 weeks

Application deadline: August 15

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