IFM Summer School
Course Summary School: Institut Français de la Mode (IFM)
Location: France, Paris
Education: Summer Course
IFM offer you the chance to develop a foundation in the culture of fashion by following one of its Summer School courses.
These programs have been developed to offer a non-specialized public an overview of the creative industries from all angles (including culture, career opportunities, economic stakes, products, and creative processes).
The IFM Summer School is geared towards small groups of students (25maximum) who are passionate about fashion and its stakes, and who come from different cultural, academic and geographic backgrounds. The programs will allow a better understanding of the cultural and economic aspects of the creative industries (fashion, luxury, design, beauty and cosmetics) through the exploration of major markets, brands and their histories, the processes of creative design, innovation and manufacturing at work in this key economic sector.
The programs include lectures, workshops, talks from experts in the field, and guided visits to cultural locations as well as the on-site analysis of some of the most significant or innovative stores and retail spaces.
Two programs are also offered in partnership with the prestigious Central Saint Martins College of Art and Design in London, each lasting two weeks (one in London and one in Paris): a general culture program to understand the creative trends in the two great fashion capitals, and a program dedicated to fashion design students to help them develop and express their creative project. Programs are taught by professors from IFM and Central St Martins (for the weeks in London), and expert practitioners from the sector. These are stand-alone programs, so each can be taken on its own or in combination with others.
The Summer School is open to all applicants of 18 years or older who are currently enrolled in a full-time higher education program. The junior program is open to French-speaking students between 15 and 18 years old. No prior knowledge of the fashion industry is necessary.
Courses are offered in two languages : French or English. The joint programs with Central St. Martins are entirely in English. The junior programs are entirely in French.