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2 weeks • June & July 2024
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Fashion and Design Summer Programme for High School Students in NYC

Travel to the fashion capital of New York to immerse yourself in the world of aesthetics and creativity. The Immerse Education Fashion and Design Summer School in New York celebrates the synergy of art and functionality in garment creation. In the city’s inspiring ambiance, craft wearable art that redefines the boundaries of design.

Interactive workshops and networking events offer you the opportunity to learn from the professionals, to see where you would best fit in the industry. Learning from those at the forefront of their field, you’ll receive industry feedback and personal career coaching to prepare you for future success.

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An Exceptional Fashion & Design Summer Course

Immerse Education’s Fashion and Design Course in New York welcomes high school students aged 15-18. Embark on a creative journey, explore the world of wearable art and design, and discover the artistic process and the tangible influence of design on our surroundings and personal expression.

Studying fashion and design in New York City means being at the epicentre of the global fashion industry. Surrounded by designers, fashion shows, iconic venues, and a vibrant creative scene, this fashion summer school is sure to foster your passion for style and innovation.

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A Creative Fashion & Design Camp

The Immerse Education Fashion & Design programme aspires to provide participants with a deep immersion into the dynamic world of fashion and design. With a dedicated focus on fostering creativity and innovation, this programme aims to empower participants with a comprehensive understanding of the historical influences and cutting-edge technological advancements shaping the industry today.

By delving into the rich tapestry of fashion’s evolution – from traditional illustration techniques to the frontiers of wearable technology – participants will cultivate a profound appreciation for its ever-changing landscape. Through a blend of theoretical exploration and hands-on experiences, participants will develop practical skills and an insight into the intricate interplay between creativity and design principles. Engaging with industry professionals, visiting studios, and participating in interactive workshops will equip participants to contribute to fashion’s ongoing evolution.


Industry Workshops
Fashion industry experience

Engage in Creative Fashion & Design Industry Workshops

Our Fashion & Design Summer Camp offers a unique exploration of the world of fashion and design, where creativity knows no bounds. Potential industry visits to textile workshops, well renowned design schools like Parsons School of Design or the Fashion Institute of Technology, a look into the behind the scenes of a Broadway costume design could be on the cards. Delve into the realm of style and innovation with a series of engaging activities that may include:

  1. Runway Redesign – Discover the secrets behind iconic fashion runways and how designers blend creativity and functionality.
  2. Design Studio Insights – Gain an insider’s perspective on the fashion industry with studio visits, exploring the creative process and the delicate balance between art and commerce.
  3. Material Mastery – Dive into the art of fabric selection, understanding how different textiles can transform a design concept into a wearable masterpiece.
  4. The Artistry of Accessorising – Explore the intricate world of accessories, from handcrafted jewellery to avant-garde headpieces, and uncover the transformative power of details.

Please note that the specific activities may vary based on availability, scheduling and the course agenda set by the programme’s tutor. 

Sample Workshop Activities

Experience Practical Projects in this Summer Camp

Embark on an exciting journey into your chosen field as you participate in immersive, hands-on projects that will equip you with the essential skills and knowledge you need to excel.

In our vibrant New York summer programme, you’ll have the unique opportunity to connect with fellow students who share your passion and drive, coming together from all corners of the globe. Collaborate closely within intimate groups of approximately seven students, guided by seasoned experts hailing from diverse industries. These accomplished mentors will not only impart their expertise but also offer you an insider’s perspective on their respective fields.

We take great pride in the quality of our instructors. Rest assured that every educator we bring on board is not only exceptionally knowledgeable but also brimming with enthusiasm to share their wisdom with you. Our ultimate aim is to provide you with an unparalleled learning adventure, and this commitment is what distinguishes Immerse™ as the premier academic summer programme in the heart of New York.

  • Average class size of 7

    Maximum class size of 10 students
  • 1:1 Career Coaching

    Personal support and guidance for success
  • Professional development workshops

    Building essential skills for success
  • World-class experience

    Learn from experts leading the way

Special Speakers from previous summers

Former Olympian

Abi Oyepitan

A two-time Olympian and Commonwealth Gold and Silver winning track and field athlete.
Neuroscientist & entrepreneur

Dr Lynda Shaw

A journey in personal development - how to create your own set of tools to fast track success
Philosopher, author & journalist

Dr Nigel Warburton

How do great people find answers to deep and meaningful questions?
Tutors & Speakers
Our Alumni Says

My name is Cornelia and I’m from Latvia. I’m studying fine art with Immerse. I’ve really enjoyed meeting new people and visiting museums and galleries. At first I was worried I wouldn’t make friends or understand everything, but I’ve made some great friends and I’m learning so much. Studying fine art here has really helped me express myself through my artwork. It’s helped build my confidence and improve my skills. I’m able to show my emotions and inner self through my art now. This program has really opened my eyes to new possibilities for my future career. I’m so thankful for this opportunity to study what I’m passionate about. It’s been an amazing experience so far.

Attended Immerse in 2023
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Immerse™ Fashion & Design Sample Modules

To see how the programme is structured, view the Career Insights timetable here.
  • Module 1 - Theory & Research

    Theory & Research
    Embark on an introductory module that lays the foundation for understanding the dynamic world of fashion and design. You’ll delve into fundamental design principles, explore the history of fashion trends, and dissect the relationship between culture and style. This module offers a glimpse into the key theories and research methods that underpin the study of fashion and design.
  • Module 2 - Practical Experience

    Practical Experience
    Engaging in practical experiences across New York will provide invaluable insights into the world of fashion and design. Visits to design studios, fashion exhibitions, and creative workshops will allow you to witness firsthand the evolution of fashion trends and the impact of technology on the industry. You’ll have the chance to explore innovative technologies such as 3D printing, wearable tech, and digital design tools.
  • Module 3 - Real-World Project

    Real-World Project
    Bring your creative spark to life as you immerse yourself in fashion and design principles, crafting a captivating clothing collection inspired by historical influences or technological advancements. Through conceptualization, design exploration, and virtual prototyping, you will translate your ideas into a digital fashion portfolio.
  • Module 4 - Professional Development

    Professional Development
    Building a bridge between learning and the realm of creativity, this module illuminates the spectrum of career opportunities in the fashion and design arena. Featuring guest talks, expert panel discussions, and workshops on design principles and portfolio creation, you’ll develop crucial proficiencies. Personalized coaching sessions offer individualized feedback and a personalized career path, ensuring lasting value beyond your participation in the Fashion & Design Career Insights programme.
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Explore New York with our Social and Cultural Enrichment Programme

Immerse Education’s New York Summer School Programmes offer an unparalleled opportunity for students to engage in a rich tapestry of educational and cultural experiences. Beyond the classroom, students have the chance to explore the vibrant city of New York and its iconic landmarks.

From strolling through Central Park and admiring the dazzling lights of Times Square to ascending the Empire State Building for breathtaking panoramic views, the city becomes an immersive classroom itself. Visits to renowned museums and enjoy an iconic Baseball game, as well as historic sites such as the Brooklyn Bridge and Top of the Rock. Immerse Education’s New York summer programmes seamlessly blends learning with exploration, allowing students to cultivate their intellect while creating lasting memories in one of the world’s most vibrant cities.


Live and study in

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Experience life as a University Undergraduate in NYC

Our educational experience unfolds in the bustling heart of New York City, renowned as a center of innovation, culture, and endless opportunities. With more iconic landmarks and renowned institutions than anywhere else, New York City serves as your source of inspiration and a gateway to the industries of tomorrow.

Barnard College, Columbia University Accommodation
Students embarking on their educational journey will reside in Barnard College, Columbia University, strategically located in the vibrant heart of the city. Situated in Morningside Heights Manhattan, our accommodation offers convenient access to iconic New York City destinations in every direction. Nestled between bustling neighbourhoods, we take full advantage of our prime location with field trips to industry hubs throughout the city, allowing you to savour the incredible cuisine, rich culture, and storied history the city has to offer. Our accommodations serve as a comfortable and convenient base for your exploration of this vibrant metropolis.


Pastoral care and safety

An accredited provider of academic short courses

Immerse Education is accredited by the British Accreditation Council (BAC), the leading mark of educational quality for the academic sector. Our accreditation with the BAC sends a positive and clear message to students and partners that they are studying with a trusted and reliable provider who has met a series of globally recognised quality assurance standards, both in terms of academic provision and student welfare.

The safety and well-being of our participants is our number one priority, and all staff undergo enhanced background checks and receive thorough safeguarding training before interacting with any students.

For more information, please visit our Pastoral Information page.

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  • 30th June – 13th July 2024

13 nights accommodation in New York City
Single or double rooms
Visits to leading industries
20 project-based learning by subject experts per week
20 hours of industry-focused visits per week
Real-world project workshops
Personalised career feedback
1:1 Career Coaching
Day excursions to iconic NYC landmarks
Personal project / presentation
Post-programme learning

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