Education

Kent State to Offer Summer Fashion Academy

KENT, Ohio — The Fashion School at Kent State University is accepting applications for the Summer Fashion School Academy, a one-week program that introduces high school students to key areas in fashion design and merchandising.

Intended for students ages 16-18 who are interested in exploring careers in the $4 billion fashion industry, the 2015 academy session will take place June 14-20, with applications and payment due May 17.

“The Fashion School Academy will allow creative, motivated teens to explore their passion for fashion in a pre-college, summer residence program,” said Marji Wachowiak, academy coordinator. “Our mission is to inspire creative and resourceful fashion leaders.”

The program offers a series of lessons and activities that approach fashion from multiple angles, examining both the design and business aspects. Students will work individually and in teams to complete projects, including creating a finished garment from an original design, using the digitally equipped TechStyleLAB to design an accessory and producing a cumulative fashion show at the end of the week.

“The Summer Fashion School Academy will be a unique opportunity for teens interested in fashion careers to explore the underlying mechanisms and processes of the fashion world,” Wachowiak said. “Furthermore, the academy offers students a true preview of the college experience, preparing teens for the expectations, rigors and opportunities of college life.”

Cost for the academy is $1,500, including $150 due at registration. The camp is all-inclusive and includes six nights in a Kent State residence hall, all meals, supplies and materials.

For more information about the program and to download an application, visit this website.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.