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MY PORTFOLIO EXPERIENCE
FASHION ILLUSTRATION

START YOUR FASHION FUTURE
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
START YOUR FASHION FUTURE
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

Students can understand fashion illustration thoroughly through The Miami School of Fashion and Design’s Portfolio Experience: Fashion Illustration course, which offers a complete approach that teaches students the valuable college-level skills to master fashion illustration. In this fashion course, we cover fundamental skills, including flat design, shading techniques, male and female body proportions, drawing fabric with color, and creating a professional portfolio.  The course has two levels for those looking to enhance their knowledge in the field. Sustainability is one of our guiding principles at Istituto Marangoni Miami, and we include it in all curriculum aspects. Students gain knowledge of sustainable fashion principles and how to incorporate them into their work through practical projects and discussions. At the culmination of the program, students are required to submit a final fashion design portfolio for college applications showcasing their fashion illustrations and design projects.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Students who enroll in this fashion portfolio course acquire a broad range of fashion illustration abilities that will help them succeed in the competitive field of fashion design. Students gain proficiency in fundamental skills like drawing flat fashion designs, shading male and female body proportions and handling pencils precisely throughout the course of study. They get an advanced understanding of shading techniques, from pencil to color, to accurately represent a range of cloth textures. Students also explore the complexities of college portfolio standards, learning how to arrange and display their work in a way that best represents their technical expertise and creativity. By the end of the program, students emerge with a robust portfolio that demonstrates their artistic prowess and reflects their readiness to pursue further studies or embark on a career in fashion illustration.

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 students’ 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, 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 Istituto Marangoni Miami pre-college courses, you must be 15 years or older 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 their Resume to complete their student file. Upon completion of your registration, more information on enrollment, schedules, and housing options will be sent to you prior to your class start. 

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.

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PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS
Comprehensive Training

Learn about fashion illustration techniques in detail, including how to create flat designs, shade fabrics, and render fabric textures.

Precollege Program Highlight 1
Personalized Guidance

Learn from skilled educators who will offer professional advice and support to help you establish your artistic voice and sharpen your talents.

Precollege Program Highlight 2
Portfolio Development

To prepare for fashion college, this fashion course allows students to create a professional portfolio that demonstrates their inventiveness, technical skill, and grasp of fashion illustration ideas.

Precollege Program Highlight 3
Focus on Technique

Students will gain a thorough understanding of figure drawing principles, including the dimensions of the human and female bodies, and refine their ability to illustrate clothing accurately and meticulously.

Precollege Program Highlight 5
College Readiness

Learn about the prerequisites for a college portfolio and acquire the skills required to produce an effective one. This will put you on the right track for success in your academic and professional endeavors.

PRE-COLLEGE
OPPORTUNITIES
Skill Development

Beyond only academic enrichment, our pre-college programs offer a complete skill development and advancement platform. In addition to learning fashion illustration, students are able to understand the dynamics of the fashion industry, allowing them to identify their true passions. These hands-on projects are designed to replicate real-world scenarios in the fashion industry. Under the guidance of professionals in the industry, students acquire invaluable knowledge that prepares them for success in their academic and professional endeavors. These core skills give students a competitive edge in the fashion industry and inspire confidence in their future aspirations.

Building A Fashion Portfolio

A fashion student portfolio is the main objective of this program. This is a significant component of our Pre-College Opportunities since it helps prepare students for fashion college. Throughout the course of the program, students apply their newly acquired knowledge in fashion illustration and other disciplines to real-world projects. Under the guidance of experts in the field, students receive constructive feedback and direction to refine their garment portfolio, ensuring that they showcase their finest work and demonstrate their readiness for college and beyond. Students who build their portfolios using this customized method acquire the abilities and confidence needed to be successful in their academic and career endeavors.

College Admissions Advantage

After finishing one of our pre-college courses, students who want to enroll in undergraduate programs are immediately assigned college credit hours and get a partial scholarship. This unique advantage puts students in a good position during the challenging admissions process and gives them a head start on their academic career. In addition, our faculty mentors provide invaluable guidance, helping students polish their skills and build their portfolios to make an impression on college admissions officers.

Honors Certificate

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we recognize excellence with our Pre-College fashion courses, where students have the opportunity to earn a prestigious honors diploma. This award recognizes their exceptional achievement and commitment throughout the program and acts as a concrete representation of their merit and hard work. It not only validates their achievements but also strengthens their college applications by showcasing their commitment to excellence in the classroom and readiness for further education.

TUITION AND COST
MY PORTFOLIO EXPERIENCE | FASHION ILLUSTRATION
LEVEL 1 $500.00 USD
LEVEL 2 $750.00 USD

At Istituto Marangoni Miami, we are aware that every student has a different financial condition. Because of this, we provide a range of payment alternatives based on the particular program you are applying to. We urge you to make an appointment with one of our financial specialists for more information on the payment options offered for our programs. They will be happy to help you choose the ideal payment plan that fits your academic and financial objectives.

*additional school fees not included 
MEET OUR
FACULTY
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Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
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Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
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
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Saul Kapilivsky
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
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
read more
Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
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
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
MEET OUR
FACULTY
All faculty
Mario Braghieri has been involved in fashion production for over thirty years. At a young age, his parents owned a manufacturing company that created high-quality samples and prototypes for countless well-known brands in Italy. He attended Istituto Marangoni Milan with the desire to leave his mark in the fashion market as a pattern maker. Upon graduating, he developed samples and worked in fashion production for the Nadini Group, an Italian designer label manufacturer based in Modena-Italy, including designer houses such as Gianfranco Ferrè and Fendi. Subsequently, he worked as a fashion production consultant and started his career at Marangoni as an assistant teacher. Mario has always pursued his career with determination, focusing on deepening his knowledge and skills in garment construction and pattern making. He has worked for renowned fashion names such as Emporio Armani, Maska, Cerruti, Mariella Burani, and Karl Lagerfeld. For the past 27 years, Mario has been a major player in guiding Istituto Marangoni through its international growth, bringing his technical knowledge, industry expertise, and garment-making finesse to the School. Teaching Areas: Construction Resale & Development, Digital Pattern Cutting II, Pattern Cutting Fundamentals III, Atelier & Studio Time and Final Collection  
read more
Mario Braghieri
Fashion Design Program Director
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
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
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 is the Portfolio Experience designed for?
This fashion portfolio course is designed for students who are looking for a college-level fashion course that will allow them to understand the skills and dynamics of the fashion industry.
What is a fashion portfolio?
A fashion portfolio is a collection of work that showcases a fashion designer's or fashion stylist's skills, creativity, and aesthetic vision. It serves as a visual representation of their talent and expertise in the fashion industry. Fashion portfolios are essential for professionals seeking employment, freelance opportunities, or admission to fashion schools.
What other 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 in Fashion Business and Styling, 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 My Portfolio Experience Courses?
We recommend starting your application process by scheduling a meeting to ensure all details of the program and its requirements. After your interview with your admissions representative, you must submit your online application. Afterwards, a detailed email will follow with the registration instructions.
Can this Portfolio Experience Course help me prepare for college?
My Portfolio Experience in Fashion Illustration course is created with the goal of preparing students for their fashion college application.  From learning college-level skills and knowledge, to creating your college application portfolio, the Pre-College Courses at Istituto Marangoni Miami will bring your application to another level.
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