From virtual fashion design to sustainable wardrobe practices, our summer fashion lineup has courses for designers of all levels. Courses cover innovative topics such as garment structure, fabric technology, and profitability scrutiny. Parsons takes a project-based approach to learning, with creative assignments and individualized instruction from faculty members.
Courses can be taken individually or as part of one of our Fashion certificates, which consist of four to six courses each and are a great way to advance your career or jumpstart a new one. Many certificate graduates have started their own companies or gone on to show designs at Paris Fashion Week and other major international events.
Registration is now open! Read on to learn more about specific courses!
Construction Techniques 1 (On-Campus)
Learn basic draping, flat patternmaking, and sewing techniques, along with principles of design. This course counts toward the Fashion Business certificate.
Design Sketching 1 (Online)
Learn drawing skills, fundamental anatomy, and the dynamics of movement in preparation for producing fashion illustrations. Attention is given to both the fashion figure and human proportions. This course counts toward the Fashion Business certificate.
Fundamentals of Clo3D (Online)
Gain the skills necessary to navigate the industry-standard software, and begin to create virtual 3D samples and generate patterns that can be printed for physical samples. This course counts toward the Clo3D Virtual Fashion Design certificate. Learn more about Clo3D and see the certificate creator's virtual designs.
Sustainable Wardrobe Practices (Online)
Develop a deeper understanding of how to design for change in complex systems. Understand the principles and methods of conscious consumption, and apply them into a given project for sustainability in action. This course counts toward the Fashion Sustainability certificate.
Explore all of our Fashion Summer courses!