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Center for Professional Studies

Fashion Institute of Technology


The Center for Professional Studies, in FIT’s School of Continuing and Professional Studies, offers over 600 training programs annually responding to the specific educational needs of close to 8000 professionals and companies in fashion and its related businesses. The college’s relationship with industry leaders, successful graduates, and professional faculty enables FIT/CPS to offer training that is pertinent to the demands of today’s marketplace. Programs, offered throughout the year, cover a vast selection of relevant topics and skill-building subjects: 


Hot Topics Programs featuring business skills essential to fashion. 


Professional Development Certificate Programs

Brand Management Experience

Color: Fashion Products/Color: Image and Style

Fashion Events Planning

Fashion Styling

Image Consulting

Pet Product Design and Marketing

Product Development Manager/Certified Technical Designer

Retailing: Customer Experience Manager/Retailing: E-Commerce and Social Media

Wardrobe Technician and Costume Design Specialist 


Collaborative Opportunities

The Center for Professional Studies/FIT co-markets selective events jointly sponsored with industry trade groups such as the Retail Marketing Society. 

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