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Pre-College
Courses

Your Future Starts Here
Teaching Methods
Learning Outcomes
Facilities and Resources
How To Apply
Your Future Starts Here
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

The Pre-College Courses at The Miami School of Fashion and Design offer a comprehensive approach that integrates theoretical and practical applications, allowing students to profoundly understand the fashion disciplines. Our learning methods encompass interactive lectures showcasing the fundamentals, industry examples, and a practical approach within each fashion course. From fashion illustration and pattern cutting to sewing, photography, and building business plans, our curriculum covers a wide range of essential skills. 

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, sustainability is at the forefront of our values. We believe in teaching students to create sustainably, and this skill is integrated into our pre-college courses. Through hands-on projects and discussions, students learn about sustainable practices and how to apply them in the fashion industry.

By the end of each program, whether it is The Fashion Summer Camp, The Portfolio Experience, or The Atelier Experience, students must submit a final project, either a portfolio, an upcycled garment, or a fashion styling and business project, to add to their college application.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

The Pre-College Courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami provide high school students with the fundamentals of the world of fashion and design. Through engaging lectures, hands-on workshops, and projects, students explore various aspects of the industry, from fashion history to practical skills like fashion illustration, sewing, and photography. Guided by experienced instructors, students gain valuable insights and hands-on experience to kickstart their fashion journey.

Through these fashion courses, students can learn about the dynamics of a college-level curriculum while also learning through fashion activities that are a part of each program. Additionally, students will get to study under professionals in the field, acquiring knowledge about the most recent methods and trends influencing the fashion industry. They will also develop vital abilities like teamwork, critical thinking, and problem-solving, which are crucial for success in college and beyond. Students will also receive individualized coaching and feedback from knowledgeable professors during the courses, which will help them hone their abilities and lay a solid foundation for further education or employment in fashion and design. Students will have access to cutting-edge tools and facilities, allowing them to get hands-on experience and become completely immersed in the fashion industry.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

In the heart of the Design District, our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami is housed in a state-of-the-art, 7-story facility. Every level is designed to accommodate our student’s diverse requirements and provide an environment that encourages learning and creativity. Among our many tools are theory classrooms, a photography studio equipped with cameras and props, an atelier for hands-on design work, and computer labs with industry-standard software like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Clo3D for digital design. Furthermore, a plethora of tools are available to students to aid in their professional and academic growth. Among these is an extensive virtual and physical library filled with research materials and necessary references.

How To Apply
How To Apply
  • To apply to our Pre-College Courses, you must be 15 years old or above or still studying in high school. If you meet the requirements, complete your online registration. After this, students must submit a copy of their ID and  Resume to complete their student file. Upon completing your registration, more information on enrollment, schedules, and housing options will be sent to you before your class starts. 

Should you require additional information or assistance, don’t hesitate to visit our Pre-College Application page or schedule a call with one of our admissions representatives. We’re here to support you every step of the way.

Apply By July 3rd

Overwhelmed by the application process? Let our admissions representatives walk you through it. Apply now for our upcoming class and embark on your educational path.

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Your
Academic Journey

Our Fashion Pre-College Courses are tailored for high school students aged 15 and above who aspire to pursue a career in fashion and design. Designed to help students prepare for fashion school applications and gain essential skills demanded by the industry, our courses offer a comprehensive learning experience. At Istituto Marangoni Miami, students can enroll in our three available courses: ‘Fashion Summer Camp,’ ‘My Portfolio Experience,’ and ‘My Atelier Experience.’ Each fashion course provides a unique opportunity to explore various facets of the fashion industry, including design, styling, and business. Istituto Marangoni Miami’s teen fashion courses in design, styling, or business are structured to introduce students to the intricacies of the fashion industry, helping them determine if this is the right career path for them. Through hands-on experience, students can develop the practical skills to excel in college applications and beyond. If you are interested in fashion, specifically in design, styling, or business, our fashion pre-college courses were designed for a seamless yet informative introduction to the fashion industry.

Fashion Summer Camp

Our Fashion Summer Camp is tailored for high school students aged 15 and up seeking a pre-college program to explore the intricacies of the fashion industry. The in-person 2-week summer program in vibrant Miami, Florida, will cover key facets of fashion: design, styling, and business. Under the guidance of our higher education faculty, students explore fashion trends, hone fashion drawing techniques, delve into textile selection, master digital communication, and refine garment construction skills. They also gain insights into marketing strategies and branding essentials crucial in the fashion landscape while crafting their college fashion portfolio.  By delving into these diverse aspects, students gain a solid understanding of each fashion discipline, empowering them to chart their professional paths confidently.

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My Atelier Experience

‘My Atelier Experience’ is an enriching eight-week course offered throughout the school year. It takes place every Saturday from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. and empowers students with comprehensive fashion design techniques. Focused on pattern cutting and garment construction, our youth-centric program strongly emphasizes sustainability and upcycling. Explore the art of fabric manipulation, master pattern-cutting, and sewing techniques, and delve into patchwork to craft your unique final piece.  This dynamic fashion design class is a gateway to fostering design principles, embracing creative expression, sustainable practices, and mastering product creation.

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My Portfolio Experience: Fashion Illustration

‘My Portfolio Experience: Fashion Illustration’ is a six to eight-week course, each level, offered during the school year and hosted weekly on Saturdays for 3 hours, from 9:30 am to 12:30 pm. The program teaches students the skills to prepare their fashion design portfolio. Preparing a creative portfolio before graduating high school is fundamental when applying to college admissions. Through a mentorship approach in class, while students master their fashion illustration techniques, they will receive guidance on curating and presenting their portfolio, effectively showcasing their unique style and creativity.

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My Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business

This fashion Pre-College course will teach you the fundamentals of creating your fashion styling and business portfolio. Students will learn the basics of fashion styling, including color theory, trend analysis, fashion photography, and fundamental concepts of fashion business, such as marketing strategies, social media strategies, and brand management. Through engaging lessons and hands-on projects, you’ll gain valuable insights and practical skills that lay the foundation for your future success in the fashion world.

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Fashion Summer Camp
My Atelier Experience
My Portfolio Experience: Fashion Illustration
My Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business
PRE-COLLEGE
OPPORTUNITIES
Skill Development

Our Pre-College opportunities provide a comprehensive platform for skill development and growth beyond academic enrichment. Students work on practical tasks that mimic real-world situations in the fashion industry, from learning fashion illustration to perfecting pattern cutting, sewing techniques, and fashion business and styling fundamentals. Students gain priceless knowledge that equips them for success in both their academic and professional undertakings under the mentorship of their professionals who are professionals from the industry. These fundamental competencies allow students to be one step ahead in their fashion careers and instill confidence in their future endeavors in fashion.

Portfolio Creation and Review

Our Pre-College opportunities strongly focus on portfolio building and review because it’s essential to preparing students for fashion college. Students use their newly gained skills in fashion illustration, garment production, business strategy, and other areas in practical projects throughout the program. Students receive helpful criticism and direction to polish their portfolios under the guidance of professionals in the industry, guaranteeing that they present their best work and prove that they are prepared for college and beyond. Students who use this individualized approach to portfolio construction get the skills and self-assurance necessary to succeed in their academic and professional pursuits.

College Admissions Advantage

Students who opt to enroll in undergraduate programs after completing one of our Pre-College Courses are automatically awarded college credit hours and get a partial scholarship. This unique benefit provides students a head start on their academic careers and places them in a favorable position throughout the demanding admissions process. Moreover, our esteemed faculty mentors offer invaluable guidance, aiding students in refining their portfolios and showcasing their talents to stand out in college applications. This will allow you to be one more step ahead in your college application giving you the confidence to start your fashion and design dream. 

Networking Opportunities

Pre-College opportunities broaden students’ horizons intellectually and provide access to priceless networking opportunities in the fashion and design industry. Through active engagement with industry experts and Miami’s fashion landscape, students become part of the IMM community of professionals and creatives. Students create valuable contacts through events, workshops, and teamwork that open doors to future endeavors.  At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we are firm believers in the ability of networking to enhance the educational experience and foster a vibrant community of imaginative individuals ready to improve the fashion and design industry.

TUITION AND COST
Fashion Summer Camp  My Portfolio Experience My Atelier Experience
$2,500.00 Level 1: $500.00

Level 2: $750.00

Level 1: $500.00

Level 2: $750.00

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we understand that each student’s financial situation is unique. That’s why we offer various payment options tailored to the specific program you are applying to. For detailed information about the payment opportunities available for our programs, we encourage you to schedule an appointment with one of our finance representatives. They will be delighted to assist you in finding the best payment solution that aligns with your financial goals and academic aspirations.

* For a comprehensive overview of our tuition, fees, and refund policy, kindly access and download our catalog for detailed information.
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*For finance-related inquiries, please contact the Finance Department at finance@immiami.com.

FAQ
What are Pre-College Courses?
Pre-college courses are educational opportunities designed for high school students to explore academic subjects, gain valuable skills, and experience college-level learning before officially enrolling. Our fashion school portfolio courses are educational opportunities designed for high school students to explore academic subjects, gain valuable skills, and experience college-level learning before they officially enroll in a college.
Who are Pre-College Courses designed for?
At Istituto Marangoni Miami, the pre-college courses are designed to guide high school students into the fashion industry and determine their area of study. Moreover, they allow students to gain more expertise in their area of interest, adding value to their college applications.
What Pre-College courses does Istituto Marangoni Miami offer?
The Miami School of Fashion and Design offers these fashion pre-college courses: Fashion Summer Camp, My Portfolio Experience, and My Atelier Experience.
Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in Pre-College Courses?
The prerequisites to enroll in a Pre-College course at Istituto Marangoni Miami are: ID and a resume. The student must be 15 years old and above and still in high school.
How can I apply for Pre-College Courses?
To start with your application, we recommended scheduling a meeting with an admissions representative before turning in your application to understand all the program details. After your interview with your admissions representative, you must submit your online application. Afterward, a detailed email with the registration instructions will follow.
Can Pre-College Courses help me prepare for college?
Pre-college courses were created to prepare students for college. From learning college-level skills and knowledge to creating your college application portfolio, the Pre-College Courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami will elevate your application to another level.
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