NEW YORK, July 15, 2015 /PRNewswire/ -- Teen Vogue and Parsons School of Design at The New School announced today a new online fashion education program designed to help millennials launch or transition into a career in fashion. Titled 'Certificate in Fashion Industry Essentials,' the program's enrollment opened today, with the first cohort starting September 15. Certification for completion of the program is provided by Parsons.
The partnership combines the industry knowledge, expertise, and fashion network at Teen Vogue with the innovative designers and faculty at Parsons. The Certificate in Fashion Industry Essentials will complement Parsons' other degree and certificate fashion programs by offering a new online educational experience that can help students lay the foundation for the knowledge and skills they will need to get ahead in a rapidly changing and competitive industry.
The specially designed coursework from Parsons and Teen Vogue will cover those elements that aspiring fashion professionals need to know in order to lay the foundation for a career in the fashion industry. The online education program will teach students how to hone their focus within the world of fashion, how the fashion industry works, and how to build a personal career brand and network.
"As the next generation of designers and artists continue to express an interest in the world of fashion, it is important for Parsons to offer new opportunities and gateways to access this world," said Andy Atzert, Vice President, Distributed and Global Education of The New School. "By partnering with Teen Vogue we can now offer future fashion industry leaders across the globe a chance to learn the skills needed to start in the fashion industry in a way that both democratizes the process and provides insightful, real world experience."
"Teen Vogue has always worked to educate and inspire our readers on the various career opportunities in fashion," said Teen Vogue editor in chief, Amy Astley. "By taking the knowledge and experience of both Parsons and Teen Vogue, we are able to teach the next wave of editors, designers, stylists and more, the fundamentals for success, as well as show them the many paths that are open throughout the industry."
There are five courses within the program, each covering a different aspect of the fashion industry: Visual Style, Design, Production, Media, and Marketing. Courses combine interactive elements, featuring video lessons taught by Parsons faculty alongside supplemental reading material provided by Teen Vogue and other industry sources. Lessons are reinforced with specific assignments and placed in greater context with real-world advice from Teen Vogue experts and other industry leaders, including Rebecca Minkoff, International Fashion Designer; Amy Astley, Editor-in-Chief of Teen Vogue; and Francesca Sammaritano, Parsons Faculty and former Fashion Designer for Calvin Klein.
In total, the program is equivalent to a full semester course with 42+ hours of online instruction and self-study; including 70+ on-demand video lessons taught by 20+ instructors and a combination of skills and career-focused assignments.
For more details and for initial registration, visit teenvogue.parsons.edu/enroll
About Parsons School for Design
Parsons School of Design is one of the leading institutions for art and design education in the world. Based in New York but active around the world, the school offers undergraduate and graduate programs in the full spectrum of art and design disciplines, as well as online courses, degree and certificate programs. Critical thinking and collaboration are at the heart of a Parsons education. Parsons graduates are leaders in their respective fields, with a shared commitment to creatively and critically addressing the complexities of life in the 21st century. For more information, please visit www.newschool.edu/parsons.
About Teen Vogue
Teen Vogue, a Conde Nast brand, is the leading source of fashion and beauty news for style-conscious teens and twentysomethings everywhere. It brings the sophistication and authority of Vogue to a new generation of savvy young women who desire to be on the cutting edge of fashion, beauty, and culture. Teen Vogue, launched in February 2003, reaches an audience of five million through print and 12 million more through a combination of teenvogue.com, 15 social media platforms, a robust video channel, and hundreds of retail shopping events annually. Conde Nast is a global media company producing the highest-quality magazines, websites, and digital content. The company's portfolio reaches more than 263 million consumers in 30 markets and includes many of the world's most respected and influential media properties.
The program will be powered by Qubed, an online education company that partners with world-class global brands and top-tier universities to provide unparalleled learning experiences and inspire the next generation of talent. http://www.qubededucation.com
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