Category: Hot Topics

ESL / Fashion Business Program

By , May 4, 2012 11:50 am

English is the language of the global fashion business!

Do you want to improve your English language skills?
Are you interested in fashion design, promotion, retail buying, the fragrance business, fashion trend forecasting or global fashion business development?  
Would you like to spend several weeks in New York City?  
Then FIT’s Summer English as a Second Language / Fashion Business Program is for you!

July 5, 2012 – July 26, 2012
This three-week intensive session offered in partnership with FIT’s Educational Skills department includes an ESL course and classes in fashion business and design topics. Attendees meet a variety of fashion-related industry experts in the classroom and at special events.
Earn a Professional Studies Certificate of Completion.

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Standard Programs:
Fashion Design
Fashion Merchandising
Fragrance Product Development
Fashion Promotion

Elite/Accelerated Programs:
Fashion Trend Forecasting
Global Fashion Business

For a complete brochure, download this PDF.
To register, go to, select ESL Programs, choose the track of your choice, and proceed to check out.



By , February 10, 2012 11:26 am

Some of you may have noticed that the lovely little  has now appeared to the right. What is it? It’s Pinterest! Have no idea what Pinterest is?

Well, let me give it to you in a nutshell…

For our purposes, it’s our Instructor & Student Think Tank with topics relating to our Certificate Programs and noncredit classes.

It’s an online scrapbook that students and instructors can use to clip and contain ideas / images, so they are put together as a giant ‘think tank’.

Pinterest Screen Shot

Let us know what you think!

Winter Classes!

By , November 17, 2011 12:26 pm

Register for Winter you know that you can register for Winter classes online?


Fashion Icons and Insiders Symposium

By , October 31, 2011 11:26 am

For more information:

Are you a story teller of sorts? And a visual artist?

By , October 10, 2011 7:05 am

Joanne Sherrow @

Why not combine the talents and try your hand at creating a mini-comic in this 6 week class of visual sequential art. Whether you want to draw graphic novels, manga, superhero, auto-biographical, strips or web comics, this class is a good starting point.

You will develop worlds, characters, and moods. We will discuss story lines and genres. We will map out the entire mini (12 pages) as a story board layout and discuss balloons, panels, pacing, the function of the gutter, icons, using color, and lettering. Hone your personal style.You will become familiar with the tools, techniques and technology possibilities for creating comics. By the end of the class you will have a proof of your creation ready to be printed as an edition.

Joanne Sherrow teaches CTD 213: Photoshop II: Fashion Design & CTD 910: Comics, Cartooning, and the Computer.

Free Event: It’s not what you know, but who you know!

By , October 5, 2011 7:00 pm


Deb Seidman, President, Green Silk Associates, LLC

Deb works with business leaders to design and implement high-performing organizations. Deb has over 25 years experience both as a consultant and as an internal HR manager in global organizations. She has extensive experience in human capital management, including organization design and change management, team effectiveness, meeting facilitation, performance management, talent management, leadership development and process improvement.
Deb holds an M.A. from New York University in Politics with a concentration in International Politics and Business, and a B.S. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University.

Heidi Wooden, Managing Director, The Wooden Hub

Heidi Wooden is the founder of The Wooden Hub, a business strategy and marketing services firm that provides best practices-based, business focused solutions to small and mid-sized organizations. With a commitment to excellence in service, Heidi is responsible for formulating and executing transformational strategies that yield measurable results. She is an accomplished and sought after global marketing executive with 18 years of experience in the technology, financial services, and professional services sectors.
Heidi holds an MBA from Columbia Business School, and a B.A. in English Literature from U.C. Berkeley.

Offered by the Enterprise Center at FIT, 7th Ave @ 27th St, Suite D130, NYC

RMS & CPS Digital Conference @ FIT

By , September 12, 2011 8:17 am

Larry DeParis teaches SXN 130: How to think Like Your CFO: A Behind the Scenes Look at Fashion’s Bottom Line.

Alan Kelman teaches SXR 040: Who Are Your Best Customers and How to Motivate Them to Buy.


US Flag Fashion

By , September 11, 2011 12:00 pm

Cool New York Talk and Tours
Provide trend-tracking opportunities throughout the city’s most vibrant districts that influence culture, fashion, and lifestyle shifts. Listings here:


By , August 26, 2011 5:03 am

In case you didn’t know – What makes Hot Topics hot?
Our industry experienced faculty are recognized for their real world perspectives.

Congratulations to Michael Creagh, photographer for SXS 110: Fashion Styling Confidential and Edgar Trinidad, instructor for SXE 310: Events III: Fashion Publicity and Events Planning Workshop!!

Fall 2011 Hot Topics Catalog!

By , August 23, 2011 10:57 am

Our catalog is now ONLINE!

Also, check out our new (and EASY!)

way to register online for noncredit courses!!

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