LIM College Summer Fashion Lab Programs Offer High School and College Students Experience in NYC's Fashion World

Mar 13, 2013, 09:30 ET from LIM College

NEW YORK, March 13, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- LIM College, which is located in New York City and focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, has announced that its 2013 Summer Fashion Lab for high school students and its new Advanced Fashion Lab are now accepting registrations.

This summer marks the first time the Advanced Fashion Lab program will be offered. It is designed for visiting college students currently enrolled in a degree-granting program and upper-level high school students who have previously taken the LIM College Fashion Lab program for high school students.

Fashion Lab for high school students, which is open to students entering their sophomore, junior or senior year of high school in the fall of 2013, is a series of classes that offer participants the opportunity to begin to acquire the knowledge and skills needed to pursue careers in the fashion industry.  Advanced Fashion Lab builds upon LIM College's popular Fashion Lab program by delving deeper into the worlds of fashion buying, styling, fashion magazines and more.

This year's Summer Fashion Lab courses include: Art's Influence on Fashion, Fashion Field Trips, Celebrity Styling, Event Planning, Fashion Buying, Fashion Communications, Fashion Magazines, Fashion Photography, Fashion Show Production, Marketing Communications, Career Development Skills, Social Media & Mobile Marketing, Urban Fashion, The Vintage Clothing Industry, and Visual Merchandising & Display.

Advanced Fashion Lab courses include: Private Label and Specification Buying, Web Product Data Management, Retail Store Events, and advanced versions of courses in Celebrity Styling, Fashion Magazines and Fashion Buying.  Most courses in both programs carry one college credit.

This year, LIM College expects to enroll a record-setting 300+ students in its Summer Fashion Lab and Advanced Fashion Lab programs.

According to LIM College President Elizabeth S. Marcuse, "LIM College's Fashion Lab for high school students and our new Advanced Fashion Lab take full advantage of our prime location in New York City -- one of the world's most exciting, diverse and fashionable cities. By studying the business of fashion with talented professionals, Fashion Lab participants will explore firsthand many of the exciting career opportunities the fashion world has to offer."

Both LIM College's 2013 Summer Fashion Lab and Advanced Fashion Lab programs will run for four successive weeks, from July 8 - August 2. Most classes are one week long, with the choice of a morning session (8:45 am–12:30 pm) or an afternoon session (1:30 pm–5:15 pm). Typically, LIM College Summer Fashion Lab students register for two or more courses each. All Advanced Fashion Lab courses offer one college credit.  Last year, students came from as far away as Poland, Mexico, Brazil, California, Oregon, Texas and Montana to participate in the Summer Fashion Lab program.

LIM College offers housing to students in both programs at the state-of-the-art 1760 Residence Hall on Manhattan's Upper East Side. The residence hall has staff on duty 24/7 and features air-conditioned double and triple rooms with private bathroom facilities.

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About LIM College
LIM College is focused exclusively on the study of business and fashion, offering a Master of Business Administration (MBA) degree program with concentrations in Fashion Management and Entrepreneurship, Master of Professional Studies (MPS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising & Retail Management and Fashion Marketing, Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) degrees in Fashion Merchandising, Visual Merchandising, Marketing and Management, as well as Bachelor of Professional Studies (BPS), Associate of Applied Science (AAS), and Associate in Occupational Studies (AOS) degrees in Fashion Merchandising.

Housed in five buildings in Manhattan, LIM College provides a well-rounded education through the combination of in-class instruction and required fashion industry internships. LIM College was founded in 1939 and has been witness to every significant change in the retail and fashion industry for nearly three quarters of a century. Alumni have gone on to excel at top companies, including Coach, Jones Apparel, Kenneth Cole Productions, Macy's, Neiman Marcus and Nordstrom.

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