As one of the world's greatest fashion capitals, Paris is a great place to study, surrounded by centuries of history and culture, hundreds of boutiques and concept stores and thousands of opportunities to experience the Paris way of life. But Paris also provides great work opportunities, with the highest concentration of fashion and luxury companies in the world.
If you are a student or a young professional wishing to explore career options in the fashion and luxury industry, learn from top faculty and professionals, and enjoy Paris at its most enjoyable season, IFM's Summer School programs are what you need.
These intensive 1 or 2-week courses will offer you an insight into the basics of fashion and luxury culture and an overall view of the creative industries from all angles: culture, careers, economy, products, creative processes, issues of image and communication.
For fashion students who wish to broaden and enrich their design experience in two great fashion capitals, a Paris/London summer program is organized in partnership with Central Saint Martins. It makes the most of both cultures to refine your creative identity and take your ideas from 2D concepts to 3D prototypes.
Summer programs for high-school students are also available in French and offer 15-18 year olds a taste of fashion culture, the creative process and branding issues or Fashion English. They also help students with their orientation, providing in-depth advice about career paths in fashion and luxury.
All of our Summer School programs are taught by top IFM faculty, industry experts and business professionals. They include a mix of classes, creative workshops, company visits, meetings with designers, etc. to offer the best experience in a short but impactful period of time.
Classes are kept small (25 participants max.), participants are passionate about fashion and come from varied cultural, academic and geographical backgrounds.
No previous knowledge of fashion is necessary (except for the IFM/Central Saint Martins Dual City program, check requirements in program description).