Fashion Prep14: Exploration

Fashion Prep14

FashionPrep14: Exploration provides an exciting pre-college summer program for teens interested in the fashion industry through fun, hands-on experiencs, workshops, and projects. This intensive and innovative program is for high school teens (ages 14-17), which are interested in the fashion industry or enjoy learning new skills. FashionPrep14: Exploration not only provides a college-like experience for teens, but also shows how to turn an itnerets or passion in fashion into a successful brand and career. Students, educators, and industry professionals will provide an inside view to the many facets of the industry, with hands-on learning experiences and projects to build your portfolio.

Participants will experience full days of classes teaching teens relevant skills for the fashion industry. This program provides an overview of various areas within the industry, highlighting the many career options currently available in fashion. While engaging in these courses/workshops, students will learn clothing construction techniques, draping, illustration, knitting, dyeing, visual merchandising, computer-aided design, and retail management and leadership. Each student's work will be presented in the Summer Showcase, where parents, friends, and family can attend and view the student's work. Additional activities include:

  • Making dresses for African orphans through the Little Dresses for Africa campaign
  • Fashion movie nights
  • Field Trips
  • Social Activities

Application: Enrollment is limited to 30 participants, so please register as soon as possible to reserve your spot in the upcoming FashionPrep14: Exploration.

Payment for FashionPrep14:Exploration is $525.00. This includes the $100.00 (non-refundable) application fee, which must be included with each application. Upon acceptance, the remaining balance ($425.00) is due by May 15, 2014. Make all checks and money orders payable to: School of Human Sciences. In the unforesee event of a cancellation, you may receive a refund of the balance ($425.00) if notification is received prior to May 15, 2014 or $212.50 is notification is received between May 15-May 23, 2014. No refunds will be given after May 23, 2014.

Tuition: Costs associated with the workshop and covered through the tuition include: room and board (including meals), opening and closing reception meals for participants and parents, instruction by faculty and couselors, course and workshop supplies, field trips, university-related fees, and a t-shirt.

Room and Board:Participants will stay on campus in MSU residence hall dorm rooms. Counselors, and trained MSU residence hall staff, will supervise the students while in the dorms and throughout the week. Meals will be provided via dining services throughout the week using a temporary dining card issued on the first day of registration. Opening and closing reception meals will be catered through the School of Human Sciences. Roommate requests will be accepted during the application process and up to May 23, 2014. No roommate requests will be made after that date. All participants must adhere to Residence Hall policies and procedures.

Program of Events
  • Friday, May 30
    • Afternoon: Registration and check-in
    • Evening: Dinner and Welcome Reception
  • Saturday, May 31
    • Morning: Trend Forecasting
    • Afternoon: Fashion Illustration 1
    • Evening: FashionPrep14: Exploration T-shirt design challenge
  • Sunday, June 1
    • Morning: Clothing Construction 1
    • Afternoon: Fashion Illustration 2
    • Evening: Fashion Trivia Night
  • Monday, June 2
    • Morning: Clothing Construction 2
    • Afternoon: Creative Design Techniques 1
    • Evening: Fashion Films
  • Tuesday, June 3
    • Morning: Visual Design
    • Afternoong: Historic Costume Collection
    • Evening: Little Dresses for Africa Project
  • Wednesday, June 4
    • Morning: Field Trip: Visual Merchandising
    • Afternoon: Fabric Testing Lab
    • Evening: Fashion Films 3
  • Thursday, June 5
    • Morning: Fashion Styling
    • Afternoong: Computer-Aided Design
    • Evening: Dinner Reception and Awards
  • Friday, June 6
    • Morning: FashionPrep 14: Exploration Exhibition and Closing Remarks


The 2015-2016 School of Human Sciences scholarship application is now available online. The deadline to apply is January 31.