All The Right PR/Special Events Stuff at FIT:

If you’re a staff or freelance specialist, responsible for Special Events and/or Public Relations in the fashion and related industries, or if you’re not presently working in the field but looking to explore these areas as a new career, FIT can help you to open all the right doors.

The college’s Center for Professional Studies has launched a dynamic, hands-on Professional Development Certificate Program that’s all about giving participants (novice and otherwise) an exciting, current education in the wild and ever-changing world of Special Events.

Wrapped around a course-load total of 127 hours (which can easily be completed in less than two years, part-time) the program features short, interactive classes that focus on the planning, coordination and implementation of all phases of promotion-related events and the best ways to promote and publicize to a specific target audience.

What you’ll get … No matter if you choose a smattering of these affordable, in-depth classes or the complete program, you’ll have the chance to work at your own pace. Choose from small, personalized classes that offer detailed training in key industry topics such as Charity and Bridal Events, Glittering Galas and Unforgettable Launch Parties; Pitching Winning Press Kits; Budgets You and Your Client can Live With; Producing Fabulous Goodie Bags, Portfolio Preparation and Presentation; Best of the Best Music for Fashion Shows and Events; and Everything You Need to Know about Runway and Trade Shows (from front to back of house).

All classes within the certificate program are taught by seasoned industry pros with an eye on passing their first-hand knowledge, expertise and skills to the next-up group of PR and Special Events superstars.

For more information or to request a complete package on Fashion Events Planning, as well as other professional certificate programs available, contact Joan Volpe, managing coordinator, The Center for Professional Studies at FIT, 212-217-8701,



Ernest Schmatolla is publisher of Lookonline since 1994. It is the longest running fashion site on the Internet.

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