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Online Courses for High School Students

Explore the world of fashion before college

Want to delve into the world of fashion before you decide what you’ll study in college? Parsons Paris has created online courses for students 13 and up to introduce you to this vibrant field. Taught by experts in Paris fashion through video lectures, courses cover everything from business, history, and trends to actual design methods and potential careers. Multi-length courses are available year-round. The asynchronous, online format allows you to study anywhere, anytime, at your own pace and gives you the flexibility to take multiple courses. You will also receive valuable guidance from Parsons' mentors.

Program Dates

Multi-length courses available throughout the year


For students ages 13 and up

Individual Course Fees


Current Courses Available

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Inside the Business of Fashion and Luxury

Everyone knows the glamour of the fashion runway — but what makes it all work? This course takes you behind the scenes. Learn the business side of the industry. Discover the many careers available in fashion aside from design. Understand how brands and trends are created, how sustainable materials spur creativity — and the role of social media influencers. You will even virtually visit a Louis Vuitton workshop. See whether there’s a future for you in fashion.

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Inside Fashion Design: Becoming a Designer for the 21st Century

Want to know how top designers come up with ideas? This course takes you through the process they follow. You’ll use the same process to develop a concept and illustrate your own ideas for a fashion line. Learn methods for pattern cutting, draping and assembly. Bring your ideas to life through storytelling, mood boards and video.

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Sustainability: The Future of Fashion

Can fashion and the environment exist in harmony? Discover how the fashion industry is using its creativity to embrace environmentally-responsible practices. Learn about eco-friendly approaches to design, fabrics that come from nature, and the power of green branding. You will even develop your own vision for a sustainable and fashion forward future.

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Build Your Own Fashion Brand

Have you dreamed about creating your own fashion line? This course will lead you through the steps required to make your dream a reality. You’ll start by defining your vision. Then you’ll learn how to write a business plan and build awareness through social media, and you’ll find out what it takes to get your line produced. You’ll even devise an elevator pitch to communicate in seconds what makes your brand different.

How You Will Benefit

  • Online courses are available throughout the year — pick ones that fit your passions and your schedule
  • Courses are suitable for high school students ages 13 and up — so you can start exploring your passion for fashion early
  • Hear from renowned experts in Paris Fashion and get feedback and guidance from your mentors throughout your learning experience
  • Lectures by your instructors are delivered as videos, so you can tune in whenever your schedule allows — providing you with the ultimate in flexibility.
  • in each course, develop your creativity by working on an individual project — and earn a Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris
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3 Learning Advantages of the Program

Final Project

All courses culminate in an individual project that allows you to: 

  • Demonstrate what you’ve learned in a presentation
  • Get feedback from mentors on your work
  • Create a project that illustrates your unique talents and style
  • Use any media you prefer — text, video, photography, PowerPoint or collage


You’ll receive guidance from a Parsons mentor who will support you and answer questions as you deepen your learning. You can expect:

  • Expertise in your course’s particular field
  • Encouragement and direction on all assignments
  • Inspiration and motivation to help you succeed
  • Brainstorming and ideation help as you prepare for your final individual project

Flexible Learning

  • 100% online; works with your schedule
  • Multiple courses can be taken to maximize your learning experience.
  • 20 to 30 hours of total instruction and activities per course, including engaging multimedia, simulations, and curated assignments for which you will receive guidance and support
  • Access to a mentor well-versed in the field
  • The opportunity to interact with fellow students from around the world

How to Apply

It’s easy. No transcripts or letters of recommendation are required. Just provide some basic information and tell us why you wish to take this program.

Note: Please submit all application materials in English.

Begin the guided process. It should only take a few minutes of your time to answer the questions.

Want to know more?

Sign up for more information and we’ll be in touch!

Frequently asked questions

When will you find out if you’ve been accepted? How will you be graded? What are assignments like? How much time will you get to complete a project?Answers to your questions are here.


Our application is simple. You can expect a prompt decision.


We offer need-based scholarships to students exhibiting great potential who are unable to pay full tuition. If you would like to be considered for a scholarship but you:

  • Haven't applied to the program, complete your application now. The scholarship application is included.
  • Applied to the program and didn't fill out a scholarship request, resume your application and click “Apply for Scholarship”.
  • Are unsure whether you applied for a scholarship, contact us at support@fashionluxury.parsons.edu for assistance.

Earn your Certificate of Completion from Parsons Paris