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STYLE YOUR FUTURE

Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods
STYLE YOUR FUTURE
Teaching Methods
Teaching Methods

Through The Miami School of Fashion and Design’s Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business course, which offers a holistic approach to developing important abilities in fashion styling and business, students can build a full understanding of these subjects. Students will gain a thorough understanding of basic skills such as trend research, visual storytelling, wardrobe curation, and business planning in this intensive course. The course has two levels for those looking to enhance their knowledge in the field. At Istituto Marangoni Miami, sustainability is ingrained in every facet of the curriculum as a fundamental concept. Through practical projects and discussions, students get insight into sustainable fashion practices and learn how to incorporate them into their styling and business strategies. Students must turn in a final fashion styling and business portfolio, exhibiting their creative styling ideas and well-thought-out company proposals, for college applications upon program completion.

Learning Outcomes
Learning Outcomes

Our Fashion Styling and Business Portfolio course equips students with a broad range of abilities necessary for success in the fast-paced worlds of fashion styling and business. Students gain competency in core skills including trend analysis, wardrobe curation, and visual storytelling throughout the curriculum, equipping them for success in the cutthroat fashion industry. They get in-depth understanding of sustainability principles and strategic business planning, which are crucial for negotiating the contemporary fashion scene. Students also delve into the nuances of crafting a strong college portfolio, learning how to present their company ideas and design concepts to potential employers or schools. Students finish the program with a thorough portfolio that not only showcases their artistic ability but also shows that they are prepared to continue their study or pursue a career in business and fashion styling.

Facilities and Resources
Facilities and Resources

Our campus at Istituto Marangoni Miami is housed in a modern, seven-story building right in the center of the Design District. Each level is made to meet the various needs of our students and offer an atmosphere that fosters creativity and learning. Theory rooms, a photographic studio with cameras and accessories, an atelier for practical design work, and computer laboratories filled with industry-standard programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and InDesign—as well as Clo3D for digital design—are just a few of our many resources. Students also have access to an abundance of resources that can help them advance both academically and professionally. One of these is a large physical and virtual library with all the study resources and essential references.

How To Apply
How To Apply

To apply to Istituto Marangoni Miami pre-college courses you must be 15 years 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 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.

PROGRAM HIGHLIGHTS

Trend Analysis and Forecasting

Gain expertise in identifying and interpreting emerging fashion trends, essential for staying ahead in the dynamic fashion industry.

Precollege Program Highlight 1
Creative Direction and Visual Storytelling

Develop skills in creating captivating visual narratives that effectively communicate styling concepts and brand messages, preparing you for diverse roles in fashion communication.

Precollege Program Highlight 2
Business Planning and Strategy

Learn to develop strategic business plans tailored to the fashion industry, covering areas such as brand positioning, marketing strategies, and financial management, equipping you with essential entrepreneurial skills.

Precollege Program Highlight 3
Sustainability in Fashion

Explore the importance of sustainability in fashion and learn how to integrate eco-friendly practices into your styling and business endeavors, aligning with industry trends towards ethical and responsible fashion.

Precollege Program Highlight 5
Portfolio Development

Receive personalized guidance on building a professional portfolio that showcases your styling projects, business proposals, and creative vision, empowering you to stand out in college applications or pursue career opportunities in the fashion industry.

PRE-COLLEGE
OPPORTUNITIES

Skill Development

Beyond only offering standard academic enrichment, our Portfolio Experience Fashion Styling and Business program offers a holistic platform for talent development and professional success in the fashion sector. Apart from acquiring proficiency in fashion styling and business principles, students also acquire a profound comprehension of the forces influencing the fashion industry, which empowers them to identify their actual interests. Students receive expert coaching from industry professionals through practical projects chosen that mimic real-world settings. These hands-on projects equip students with important knowledge and practical skills that pave the path for success in both academic and future jobs. Students that possess these fundamental abilities not only have an advantage over others in the fashion industry, but they also feel more capable of realizing their career goals.

Building A Fashion Portfolio

A fashion student portfolio is the main objective of this program. This is a major 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 STYLING AND BUSINESS

LEVEL 1 $500.00 USD
LEVEL 2 $750.00 USD

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 representatives. They will be delighted to assist you in finding the best program for you and answer any questions you might have. 

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

MEET OUR
FACULTY

All faculty
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
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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.
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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
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
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 is the Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program?
The Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program is an educational opportunity designed for high school students interested in exploring the fashion industry, gaining valuable skills, and experiencing college-level learning before officially enrolling in a fashion program.
Who is the Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business designed for?
This fashion portfolio course is designed for high school students who are passionate about fashion styling, business, and entrepreneurship, and who are looking to gain practical skills and knowledge in these areas.
What is a fashion portfolio in the context of this program?
In the Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program, a fashion portfolio is a collection of work that showcases students' skills, creativity, and vision in fashion styling and business. It serves as a visual representation of their talent and expertise in the fashion industry, essential for admission to fashion programs or pursuing careers in fashion styling and business.
Are there any prerequisites for enrolling in the Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program?
To enroll in the Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program at Istituto Marangoni Miami, students must be at least 15 years old and currently enrolled in high school. Additionally, they must provide identification and a resume as part of the application process.
How can I apply for the Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program?
To apply for the Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program, we recommend starting by scheduling a meeting with an admissions representative to discuss program details and requirements. After the interview, students can submit their online application. Detailed registration instructions will be provided via email following the interview.
Can the Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program help me prepare for college?
Absolutely! The Portfolio Experience: Fashion Styling and Business program is specifically designed to prepare students for their college applications in fashion styling and business. From learning college-level skills and knowledge to creating a professional portfolio, this pre-college course will elevate your college application and prepare you for success in the fashion industry.
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