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About This Certificate

Learn fashion industry essentials on your schedule. Taught by more than 20 expert instructors from Parsons, Teen Vogue, and the fashion industry, all classes are online and self-paced.

This one-of-a-kind noncredit program provides an exciting overview of the fashion industry, with more than 70 on-demand video courses taught by Parsons faculty, Teen Vogue editors, and leading fashion industry experts. Carefully designed 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 for a successful future in fashion.

Timeline to Completion: Once your enrollment is confirmed, you'll receive your login information so you can start right away. You will have one full year to complete the program so you can fit it into your busy schedule. 

Enrollment Type: Noncredit

Number of Courses: 5

Format: Online

Course Sequence: 12-week program features a self-paced curriculum.



The Fashion Industry Essentials Certificate Curriculum is composed of five video-based course modules for a total of more than 24 hours of online instruction and career focused activities.

Module 1  Unlocking Visual Style

Module 2  Thinking Like a Designer

Module 3  Understanding Fashion Production

Module 4  Working in Fashion Media

Module 5  Developing Fashion Marketing and PR Skills

Learn the Business

Gain insider knowledge around key areas of the industry with 70+ on-demand video lessons, and build real-world skills through self-paced projects and assignments.

Map You Career

Discover all the various paths in the fashion industry, and get first-hand tips and advice on how to achieve your career goals from the biggest names in the business.

Boost Your Cred

Learn from faculty from the renowned Parsons School of Design, and earn a Certificate of Completion from Parsons to add to your profile.

More than a course.
A new kind of network.
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