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With FIT's insider experts, explore a career, try an innovative technique, and expand your unconventional mind. Precollege Programs hosts four-hour seminars for students in grades 6-12 that will give you a peek into FIT's majors and today's creative industries. Experience FIT's amazing faculty and alumni while you learn about the skills needed to succeed in these creative industries.

Fall Registration: Open now. Registration ends 3 business days prior to the seminar date.

Each Creative Career seminar is $65 (a nonrefundable $10 transaction fee will be added to your purchase at check-out)
REFUND POLICY: 100% refund, prior to the seminar. Read about our refund policy here.

Fall Remote Dates:

  • Saturday, Oct 22, 2022
  • Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022
  • Friday, Nov 11, 2022

Students may enroll in one or more sessions as well as in the same 'Career' as long as it's with different speakers, content will vary based on the host and their professional experience. Creative Career Gallery

Eligibility: Students in grades 6-12

Read about minimum requirements for Remote Learning HERE
To participate in this live event all enrolled students will be required to log-in remotely at the specific time. 


Saturday, Oct 22, 2022

HWE 012 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Designer

Speaker: Kevin Tung, Fashion Designer
Kevin Tung is a graduate of the FIT Fashion Design program & Precollege at FIT. During his time at FIT, he studied abroad in Florence, Italy, and interned at Milly. Post-graduation,Kevinhas been working full time, designing for companies like Milly, Aeropostale, Catherine Malandrino, T Tahari, and is currently an Associate Designer at White House Black Market. Learn more about Kevin here:
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

HWE 017 55A Creative Careers: Stylist

Speaker: Cathy Mallebranche, Fashion Stylist & Costume Designer 
Cathy Mallebranche is who has made a name for herself within the fashion industry. With almost two decades as a Fashion & Wardrobe Stylist and Costume Designer, Cathy has worked with some of the industry and entertainment’s biggest celebrities, television networks, publications and New York’s Fashion Week shows. As well as work with many well-known industry producers and production companies. She has lent her creativity to all avenues within the fashion, including but not limited to, Television, Film, Commercials, Advertisements, Runway Shows, E-Commerce. With clients ranging from Puma, Macy’s MTV, T-Mobile, among many more.
See Cathy’s work here: 
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Tuesday, Nov 8, 2022

HWE 014 55A Creative Careers: Digital Marketing

Speaker: Blair Hirak, Marketer
Blair Hirak is a digital content professional with a focus on in-house content development and production. She is an alumni of FIT, where she received her AAS in Advertising & Marketing Communications in 2013 and BS in Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies in 2014. She currently works at KIND Snacks, where she’s focused on social media, content development, and production for the past 6+ years. She has a knack for creative storytelling, an obsessive attention to detail, and infuses a hint of self-deprecating humor in everything she does...because life is better when you're laughing. 
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

HWE 010 55A Creative Careers: Interior Designer

Speaker: Taj Cutting, Interior Designer
Taj Cutting is an interior designer and native New Yorker. Currently, Taj is an Associate Director for AD100 firm Charlap Hyman & Herrero, where she has focused on interdisciplinary projects ranging from exhibitions and retail stores, to high-end residential and furniture design.
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

HWE 021 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Marketing and Branding

Speaker: Christina LeePrincipal, thebrandingteam
Christina Lee is a FIT Alum, and she received her BFA in Fabric Styling & AAS in Fashion Business Management. She has 20 years of lifestyle branding and multicultural marketing experience; specializing in brand strategy, development and management for talents and brands in fashion, sports and entertainment. Her expertise is extending brands through strategic and creative development. See Christina’s work here: thebrandingteam 
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

Friday, Nov 11, 2022

HWE 017 55A Creative Careers: Fashion Stylist 

Speaker: Leonid Gurevich, Stylist-Designer-Photographer
American fashion designer, editorial stylist, and a fashion photographer Leonid Gurevich is best known for creating strong fashion looks with luxury flair, characterized by an extreme degree of individuality. His work has appeared in numerous publications including The New York Times, Martha Stewart Weddings, New York Weddings, Departures, and HELLO. He has styled fashion presentations, look-books, campaigns for fashion brands, an ad campaign for NIKON Europe, and most recently, an ad campaign for the Cayman Islands Department of Tourism. See work by Leonid here: 
(Remote) - 11:30 am-3:30 pm EDT (Eastern Daylight Time)

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