Upcoming programs

  • Winter Session 2020 online-course rosters will be available in late-September.
  • Summer College 2020 course rosters will be available in December.

Create a design portfolio using cutting-edge fashion tools

In this interactive studio program, you'll develop fashion design skills, deepen your knowledge of fashion tools and trends, and build a professional-grade design portfolio at Cornell's Department of Fiber Science & Apparel Design, the only department of its kind in the Ivy League.

Through hands-on projects, discussions, guest lecturers, and critiques, you'll explore basic fashion design concepts, processes, and research.

You'll experiment with innovative technology such as laser cutters and Cornell's 3D body scanner, fill a sketchbook with ideas, and learn to use Adobe Photoshop and Illustrator to create two-dimensional designs.

In addition, you'll work with objects from Cornell museums and learn more about possible career paths from guest speakers currently working in the fashion industry.

Finally, you'll assemble your portfolio and display it in the Jill Stuart Gallery at Cornell's Department of Fiber Science and Apparel Design.

No prior experience with fashion design is necessary, and no sewing is involved in the program. This program requires an additional fee of approximately $100.