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School of Communication and the Arts

Summer Pre-College

Earn college credit and get a taste of campus life while still in high school. The Marist Summer Pre-College program allows high school students to experience the excitement of college life at one of the top rated Colleges and Universities in the country! The School of Communication and the Arts offers four unique Pre-College courses in their field.

Film and TV Production ProgramIf you love movies and videos, then Marist College's Summer Pre-College Program in Film and TV Production is a great place to take your cinematic passion and skills to the next level. This pre-college program is for students of all experience levels who possess a strong interest in telling stories for the screen. If you love to make your own short videos with friends, why not learn how production works on a more serious and professional level?

Fashion Design: Do you have what it takes to become a fashion designer?  Are you interested in pursuing a career in the Fashion Industry?  The Marist Summer Pre-College Program in Fashion Design provides you with an opportunity experience some of the exciting elements of fashion design while attending an intensive thirteen-day program on the beautiful Marist College campus.  Upon completion of the course, high school students will receive three college credits along with the opportunity to explore the exciting world of fashion design.

Fashion MerchandisingThe Marist College Fashion Merchandising Summer Pre-College Program provides you with an opportunity to “try on” some of the exciting elements of the fashion business while attending an intensive thirteen-day program on the beautiful Marist College campus.  Students will explore the planning, procurement and marketing aspects of the fashion business.  They will learn to research target markets, analyze business results and develop strategies that effectively meet the needs of consumers.

Digital MediaDo you ever wish you could create the images, films, and graphics that you see in your favorite games, movies, and magazines? The Digital Media course will take you through the process, step-by-step, of learning how to use major industry tools to create these things. You will learn how to use industry-standard programs like Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, and Premiere to create graphics, edit images, and make videos that you can use in your digital projects, or share on social media. Don’t worry if you are not computer savvy, as there is no prior experience necessary.

Sports Communication:  Marist is one of the only schools in the country to offer dedicated degree in sports communication. Spend two weeks with our talented and experienced faculty to explore topics such as story development from idea to press, the role of sports marketing, and the impact of sports media on society. Students will get hands-on experience with sports reporting and have a chance to ask questions of and interact with sports media professionals who are happy to share their experiences.