Fashion Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

If you follow fashion, you know Parsons and brands like Condé Nast, Teen Vogue, Rebecca Minkolf, GILT and Etsy.

This one-of-a-kind program provides an exciting overview of the fashion industry, with more than 70 on-demand course videos taught by Parsons faculty, as well as leading fashion industry experts and brands. Carefully crafted assignments help students develop skills and gain valuable insights into the fashion industry that help determine career paths that align to their passions and talent. They learn to build a portfolio, prepare for a job interview, and apply to a fashion degree program that will prepare them to build a successful future in fashion.

I am always so encouraged by the number of young people I meet who express an interest in pursuing careers in fashion. Among them are the next Alexander Wang, Rag & Bone, and Tory Burch—this program will give students the real-world knowledge and training to be successful.
— Anna Wintour, Artistic Director of Condé Nast and Editor in Chief of Vogue

The Fashion Industry Essentials program consists of five exciting courses taught by more than 20 expert instructors from Parsons School of Design, Teen Vogue, GILT, Rebecca Minkoff and others leading the fashion industry. The program is 100 percent online, 100 percent on demand, 100 percent self-paced and open-access to any student, so aspiring fashion students can easily fit studying into their busy schedules.

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Sports Industry Essentials, Online Certificate

Over the past few years, the sports world has experienced a digital media explosion as well as a globalization that has dramatically impacted the industry.

Developed in partnership with the faculty of Columbia University’s #2 globally-ranked Sports Management program, this six-course program explores those new frontiers, making them accessible to aspiring sports professionals at a key decision-making moment in their lives. 

The business side of sports is growing at such an incredible rate and people have to understand how and why that growth is happening so that they can become a part of it, and really help lead it. Those that can do that now will change the game on the field, and for themselves.
— Marcellus Wiley, ESPN Broadcaster, NFL Pro, Columbia University Alumni

Featuring lessons from an extensive network of Columbia University faculty, as well as sports industry professionals from the National Football League, National Hockey League, Nike, FC Bayern Munich, and others—young professionals who are aspiring to a career in the sports industry, current sports professionals who want to accelerate their career, and career-changing professionals who want to transition to a sports career can take the courses at any time and earn an Ivy League statement of completion certificate from Columbia University upon successfully completing the program.