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Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
EARLY START IN FASHION
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

The Fashion Summer Camp at The Miami School of Fashion & Design offers a comprehensive understanding of the fashion industry, focusing on hands-on learning. The program emphasizes upcycling, fabric work, pattern-cutting, sewing, and patchwork to help students create their final pieces. Students also benefit from integrating digital design and traditional craftsmanship to enhance their design development and garment construction skills. An essential aspect of the program is visual storytelling in fashion, utilizing digital tools to craft compelling narratives through clothing. Sustainability is woven into our curriculum, ensuring students grasp sustainable fashion concepts and learn to incorporate them into their creative projects. The camp culminates in a final fashion garment presentation, providing students with a valuable addition to their college applications.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Students will achieve a wide range of learning outcomes throughout the program. They will first gain expertise in essential fashion techniques, including draping, designing, sewing, and embellishing, which are crucial to the immersion into fashion design. They will also develop a strong understanding of sustainability, learn to rejuvenate clothing through upcycling and understand the transformative potential of fabrics. Additionally, students will enhance their creativity through interactive sessions, such as draping fabric on mannequins and experimenting with different textiles to encourage innovation. They will also acquire essential craftsmanship skills, become familiar with sewing machines, and learn about design features like pockets, zippers, and buttons. Furthermore, students will explore digital design methods, mastering software like Photoshop and Adobe Illustrator, which are essential for the modern fashion industry. Lastly, they will perfect the art of visual storytelling, honing their ability to create and convey compelling narratives through images, a critical skill for developing cohesive fashion collections.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Our Miami Campus, located in the vibrant Design District, offers a contemporary 7-story building with tailored facilities to support student needs and foster an atmosphere conducive to learning and innovation. Our resources include well-equipped lecture rooms, a professional photography studio, a hands-on design workshop, and computer labs with essential software such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, InDesign, and Clo3D for digital design. Additionally, we offer various tools to support students in their professional and academic development, including a comprehensive physical and online library with crucial research materials and references.

How To Apply
How To Apply

Applicants must be 15 years or older or in high school to apply for the pre-college programs at Istituto Marangoni Miami. Once eligibility is confirmed, applicants are required to complete an online registration form. Additionally, students must submit a copy of their ID and Resume to complete their student profile. Upon successful registration, applicants will receive detailed information on enrollment, schedules, and accommodations before the commencement of classes.

For further assistance, individuals can visit our Pre-College Application page or schedule a call with our admissions representatives. We are dedicated to assisting you at every stage of the application process.

PRE-COLLEGE OPPORTUNITIES

Skill Development

Apart from academic advancement, our pre-college programs offer a thorough groundwork for improving and advancing skills. In addition to gaining expertise in design development and garment construction, students also develop an understanding of the fashion industry, enabling them to explore their genuine interests. The hands-on tasks replicate real-life fashion scenarios and are supervised by industry professionals, providing students with essential knowledge for academic and professional success. These foundational skills provide students with a competitive edge and confidence in pursuing their future fashion aspirations.

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Building A Fashion Portfolio

The program's main aim is to prepare fashion students for college by supporting them in building their fashion portfolio. It is a vital component of our Pre-College Opportunities, allowing students to practice their fashion design and garment construction skills on real-world projects at the studio. Under the mentorship of industry professionals, students get helpful input to enhance their portfolios, displaying their top-notch work and preparedness for college and future professions. This individualized method assists students in acquiring the skills and self-assurance essential for academic and professional triumph.

College Admissions Advantage

Upon finishing our pre-college programs, students aiming for undergraduate admission gain immediate college credit hours and a partial scholarship, giving them a competitive advantage in the challenging admissions process and setting them up for academic achievement. Moreover, our committed faculty mentors provide valuable guidance in improving students' skills and enriching their portfolios, making a meaningful impression on college admissions committees.

Networking Opportunities

Pre-university involvement is crucial to student's cognitive development and provides essential networking prospects in the fashion and design domain. Engaging with professionals and becoming part of Miami's fashion community at IMM enables students to establish valuable relationships through various activities, leading to future opportunities in fashion and design. At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we emphasize the significance of networking in enriching learning and fostering a dynamic community of creative individuals committed to advancing the fashion and design sector.

Honors Certificate

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we recognize creative excellence through our Pre-College Fashion programs, allowing students to earn a prestigious honors diploma. This diploma accurately represents their exceptional performance and commitment, validating their achievements and strengthening their college applications. It showcases their commitment to academic excellence and readiness for advanced education.

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TUITION AND COST

Fashion Summer Camp $2500.00 USD

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we understand the individual financial needs of every student. As a result, we provide customized payment solutions designed for each program. Please arrange a consultation with our financial experts to explore the diverse payment choices for our programs. They are committed to helping you choose the payment plan that matches your academic and financial objectives.

*additional school fees not included

MEET OUR
FACULTY

All faculty
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
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Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design Professor
Elliott Prada is an Illustrator and Textile Designer with over 30 years of experience as a freelancer and university instructor. His primary responsibilities have been designing for several major brands and textile and surface design companies in New York, LA, and Miami, teaching for over 25 years at several institutions, and currently as an instructor at Marangoni. Elliot graduated with a degree in Visual Arts (SVA) in New York and from Miami International University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts; he owns La-Isla Gallery and Gifts, which specializes in Latin American art and apparel. Teaching Areas: Graphic Design Photoshop and Digital Portfolio
read more
Elliott Prada
Fashion Design Professor
Taryn Hipwell is a global speaker and passionate, healthy fashion consultant. She aligns brands and future designers with best practices in transparency, circularity, and sourcing cleaner fabrics and raw materials. She is the author of How to Shop for Shift, an instructor at Istituto Marangoni Miami, the NEW Remake co-Community Organizer for Florida, and the founder of Beyond the Label, which started as a partnership with TEDxLA to educate locals on the proper health, social, and environmental costs of their fashion purchases. Taryn is committed to creating fun, authentic, bold experiences that shatter stereotypes, shift perceptions, and change lives. She has launched Up Cycling Labs at the Sundance Film Festival, CSU, and UCLA. She has spoken about sustainability, transparency, circularity, diversity, and toxins in fabrics to over 10,000 students at 30 top fashion schools and universities around the world, including the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Parsons, NYU, and YOUNGA, a first-of-its-kind global youth takeover of the United Nations.
read more
Taryn Hipwell
Fashion Design Pre-College Courses Professor
Candela is a creative, enthusiastic, and responsible fashion business graduate who has demonstrated a love for tackling new challenges and seizing opportunities for growth within the program. Candela is a dedicated and multi-tasking individual with a passion for the dynamic world of fashion. She is known for her hard work and commitment to excellence. Her journey at Istituto Marangoni Miami has been marked by invaluable support and countless enriching experiences since her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Business began. From the outset, Candela has embraced every opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills, immersing herself fully in the business world.
read more
Candela Ledesma
Fashion Business Pre-College Professor
Nicole Leave is a Venezuelan-French Fashion Stylist with a background in sustainability, innovation, and sociology. Nicole has a BFA in Fashion Styling from Istituto Marangoni Miami. She is known for her vibrant and daring approach to aesthetics. Her signature style embraces a colorful, experimental, bold, and surreal sensibility, pushing boundaries and creating captivating visual narratives through fashion. Nicole began her career as a professional stylist early in college and developed a love for meaningful storytelling in editorials. She now covers every arena in styling, from personal to commercials, runways, videos, lifestyle, and editorials. The stylist’s illustrious career encompasses productions with prestigious brands such as Chanel, Diesel, and Louis Vuitton, along with runway styling for esteemed events like Miami Swim Week and Dominican Republic Fashion Week, and editorials for fashion magazines, Lifestyles South Florida, Regia, and Acontece. Complementing her professional achievements, Nicole passionately imparts her fashion knowledge by teaching fashion courses for Istituto Marangoni Miami youth programs. Teaching Areas: Pre-College Fashion Trends and Fashion Styling
read more
Nicole Leave
Fashion Styling Pre-College Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
read more
Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design Professor
Elliott Prada is an Illustrator and Textile Designer with over 30 years of experience as a freelancer and university instructor. His primary responsibilities have been designing for several major brands and textile and surface design companies in New York, LA, and Miami, teaching for over 25 years at several institutions, and currently as an instructor at Marangoni. Elliot graduated with a degree in Visual Arts (SVA) in New York and from Miami International University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts; he owns La-Isla Gallery and Gifts, which specializes in Latin American art and apparel. Teaching Areas: Graphic Design Photoshop and Digital Portfolio
read more
Elliott Prada
Fashion Design Professor
Taryn Hipwell is a global speaker and passionate, healthy fashion consultant. She aligns brands and future designers with best practices in transparency, circularity, and sourcing cleaner fabrics and raw materials. She is the author of How to Shop for Shift, an instructor at Istituto Marangoni Miami, the NEW Remake co-Community Organizer for Florida, and the founder of Beyond the Label, which started as a partnership with TEDxLA to educate locals on the proper health, social, and environmental costs of their fashion purchases. Taryn is committed to creating fun, authentic, bold experiences that shatter stereotypes, shift perceptions, and change lives. She has launched Up Cycling Labs at the Sundance Film Festival, CSU, and UCLA. She has spoken about sustainability, transparency, circularity, diversity, and toxins in fabrics to over 10,000 students at 30 top fashion schools and universities around the world, including the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Parsons, NYU, and YOUNGA, a first-of-its-kind global youth takeover of the United Nations.
read more
Taryn Hipwell
Fashion Design Pre-College Courses Professor
Candela is a creative, enthusiastic, and responsible fashion business graduate who has demonstrated a love for tackling new challenges and seizing opportunities for growth within the program. Candela is a dedicated and multi-tasking individual with a passion for the dynamic world of fashion. She is known for her hard work and commitment to excellence. Her journey at Istituto Marangoni Miami has been marked by invaluable support and countless enriching experiences since her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Business began. From the outset, Candela has embraced every opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills, immersing herself fully in the business world.
read more
Candela Ledesma
Fashion Business Pre-College Professor
Nicole Leave is a Venezuelan-French Fashion Stylist with a background in sustainability, innovation, and sociology. Nicole has a BFA in Fashion Styling from Istituto Marangoni Miami. She is known for her vibrant and daring approach to aesthetics. Her signature style embraces a colorful, experimental, bold, and surreal sensibility, pushing boundaries and creating captivating visual narratives through fashion. Nicole began her career as a professional stylist early in college and developed a love for meaningful storytelling in editorials. She now covers every arena in styling, from personal to commercials, runways, videos, lifestyle, and editorials. The stylist’s illustrious career encompasses productions with prestigious brands such as Chanel, Diesel, and Louis Vuitton, along with runway styling for esteemed events like Miami Swim Week and Dominican Republic Fashion Week, and editorials for fashion magazines, Lifestyles South Florida, Regia, and Acontece. Complementing her professional achievements, Nicole passionately imparts her fashion knowledge by teaching fashion courses for Istituto Marangoni Miami youth programs. Teaching Areas: Pre-College Fashion Trends and Fashion Styling
read more
Nicole Leave
Fashion Styling Pre-College Professor
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Amy Berkowitz obtained her BFA from the California Institute of the Arts in 1978. Subsequently, she ventured into the Film & Television Industry, contributing to the special effects for the inaugural Star Wars movie. She established Artgear, a renowned fashion label favored by global celebrities. In 1994, she achieved a Master of Art in Teaching and imparted her art and design knowledge for over 25 years. Amy's proficiency encompasses drawing, painting, textile design, and fashion. She presently serves as Fashion Program Leader for Events & Competitions in Fashion Design at Marangoni Istituto Miami. Teaching Areas: Fashion Illustration Fundamentals, Fashion Drawing I and Collection Sketching
read more
Amy Berkowitz
Fashion Design Program Leader
Saul Kapilivsky, originating from a background in garment production, earned a Fashion Design MFA from the Academy of Art University. His career spans over 34 years, during which he created Mother of the Bride dresses, introduced wholesale evening wear lines, and styled renowned personalities like Aretha Franklin and Deidre Hall. He has also provided attire for participants in competitions like Miss America and Miss Universe while representing the US in the 1988 Air France Concours International Des Jeunes Créateurs De Mode. Teaching Areas: Pattern Cutting, Digital Pattern 2 - CLO 3D, and Collection
read more
Saul Kapilivsky
Fashion Design Professor
Elliott Prada is an Illustrator and Textile Designer with over 30 years of experience as a freelancer and university instructor. His primary responsibilities have been designing for several major brands and textile and surface design companies in New York, LA, and Miami, teaching for over 25 years at several institutions, and currently as an instructor at Marangoni. Elliot graduated with a degree in Visual Arts (SVA) in New York and from Miami International University with a Bachelor in Fine Arts; he owns La-Isla Gallery and Gifts, which specializes in Latin American art and apparel. Teaching Areas: Graphic Design Photoshop and Digital Portfolio
read more
Elliott Prada
Fashion Design Professor
Taryn Hipwell is a global speaker and passionate, healthy fashion consultant. She aligns brands and future designers with best practices in transparency, circularity, and sourcing cleaner fabrics and raw materials. She is the author of How to Shop for Shift, an instructor at Istituto Marangoni Miami, the NEW Remake co-Community Organizer for Florida, and the founder of Beyond the Label, which started as a partnership with TEDxLA to educate locals on the proper health, social, and environmental costs of their fashion purchases. Taryn is committed to creating fun, authentic, bold experiences that shatter stereotypes, shift perceptions, and change lives. She has launched Up Cycling Labs at the Sundance Film Festival, CSU, and UCLA. She has spoken about sustainability, transparency, circularity, diversity, and toxins in fabrics to over 10,000 students at 30 top fashion schools and universities around the world, including the Fashion Institute of Technology (FIT), Parsons, NYU, and YOUNGA, a first-of-its-kind global youth takeover of the United Nations.
read more
Taryn Hipwell
Fashion Design Pre-College Courses Professor
Candela is a creative, enthusiastic, and responsible fashion business graduate who has demonstrated a love for tackling new challenges and seizing opportunities for growth within the program. Candela is a dedicated and multi-tasking individual with a passion for the dynamic world of fashion. She is known for her hard work and commitment to excellence. Her journey at Istituto Marangoni Miami has been marked by invaluable support and countless enriching experiences since her Bachelor of Fine Arts in Fashion Business began. From the outset, Candela has embraced every opportunity to expand her knowledge and skills, immersing herself fully in the business world.
read more
Candela Ledesma
Fashion Business Pre-College Professor
Nicole Leave is a Venezuelan-French Fashion Stylist with a background in sustainability, innovation, and sociology. Nicole has a BFA in Fashion Styling from Istituto Marangoni Miami. She is known for her vibrant and daring approach to aesthetics. Her signature style embraces a colorful, experimental, bold, and surreal sensibility, pushing boundaries and creating captivating visual narratives through fashion. Nicole began her career as a professional stylist early in college and developed a love for meaningful storytelling in editorials. She now covers every arena in styling, from personal to commercials, runways, videos, lifestyle, and editorials. The stylist’s illustrious career encompasses productions with prestigious brands such as Chanel, Diesel, and Louis Vuitton, along with runway styling for esteemed events like Miami Swim Week and Dominican Republic Fashion Week, and editorials for fashion magazines, Lifestyles South Florida, Regia, and Acontece. Complementing her professional achievements, Nicole passionately imparts her fashion knowledge by teaching fashion courses for Istituto Marangoni Miami youth programs. Teaching Areas: Pre-College Fashion Trends and Fashion Styling
read more
Nicole Leave
Fashion Styling Pre-College Professor

FAQ

What do Pre-College Courses Entail?
Our fashion school portfolio classes allow high school students to engage in academic subjects, gain essential skills, and experience a preview of higher education before formal enrollment.
Who is the Fashion Summer Camp intended for?
This fashion summer camp program is designed for creative high school students who want a college-level fashion course to acquire an understanding of the skills and workings of the fashion sector.
What are the other Pre-College Course options available at Istituto Marangoni Miami?
The Miami School of Fashion and Design provides a variety of pre-college programs in fashion apart from the Fashion Summer Camp, such as My Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling & Business, My Portfolio Experience: Fashion Illustration, and My Atelier Experience.
Are there any requirements for joining the Pre-College Courses?
To enroll in a pre-college program at Istituto Marangoni Miami, you're required to submit a valid ID and a resume and be a high school student at least 15 years old.
What is the process for applying to the Fashion Summer Camp Program?
We recommend starting the application process by scheduling a meeting to ensure a thorough grasp of the program and its requirements. After your conversation with an admissions representative, you can proceed with filling out your online application. Then, you will receive an email with registration information.
Is the Summer Camp experience beneficial for college preparation?
The Fashion Summer Camp program aims to assist students in preparing for fashion college applications by developing college-level skills and creating a professional portfolio. The Pre-College Courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami strive to enhance your application through this course.
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