Discover the business of fashion, exploring the industry through marketing, merchandising, and public relations.

At the NSLC on Fashion Management, you will pull back the curtain on the fashion industry and learn what it takes to successfully bring a brand from ideation to market in the fashion capital of the country, New York City.

Program Highlights

Build your own brand
Work in teams to create a fashion label, using newly acquired business skills to develop a product and marketing strategy that you will pitch to investors.

Exclusive tours
Experience the wholesale showroom of an iconic international brand and walk the floors of flagship department stores and boutiques alongside merchants.

Meet industry experts
Hear from fashion marketing, public relations, and retail executives about the variety of careers in the industry and their journeys to success.

Embrace social responsibility
Examine the sustainability issues currently affecting the world’s top fashion houses and collaborate with your team to propose innovative solutions.

Behind-the-Scenes Tours

An important part of the NSLC high school summer fashion management program is seeing the sites around New York City. These trips are designed as both sightseeing tours and exclusive educational trips specifically tailored to the Fashion Management program.

These trips may include:

Columbia University

The Costume Institute at the MET | Garment District tour | International Fashion Brand Showroom | Flagship Department Store tour | Top of the Rock

Leadership Training

At the heart of the NSLC is a leadership curriculum designed to build concrete leadership skills that will help you succeed. Interactive lectures and small-group workshops will give you an opportunity to build upon your strengths and minimize your weaknesses.

Leadership topics tailored to the Fashion Management program include:

  • Personality Styles and Group Dynamics
  • Conflict Resolution
  • Negotiation
  • Public Speaking
  • Intrapersonal Communication

College Credit Option

American University (AU) and NSLC have a unique partnership that enables you to earn college credit by enrolling in a supplemental online course designed to correlate with your NSLC program’s area of study. By enrolling in this credit course, you will enjoy a stimulating, innovative, and personalized college-level learning experience that builds on your NSLC accomplishments. The course is for one credit and is taught in a self-paced, asynchronous format across six weeks, allowing ample time to complete assignments. The course is designed to work within the framework of NSLC; students are not expected to complete coursework while on campus. Students may register for college credit via their personal student portal (myNSLC) once they have enrolled in an NSLC session.

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Program tuition includes housing, all on-campus meals, course materials, academic expenses, and activities. Tuition also includes chartered, air-conditioned motor coaches for off-campus briefings and tours. Note: Students are responsible for the cost of travel to and from the program as well as individual spending money for souvenirs, laundry, and a few off-campus meals during fields trips and tours.

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New York City$3,995