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MSU will host week-long fashion summer camp
MISSISSIPPI STATE -- High school students with a passion for fashion can learn about career options at FashionPrep14, a new camp at Mississippi State University.
The School of Human Sciences will introduce 14- to 17-year-old campers to the fashion industry May 30-June 6 on the Starkville campus.
Campers will attend workshops taught by industry professionals and MSU faculty in apparel, textiles and merchandising. Current MSU students in the apparel, textiles and merchandising and human development and family studies programs will serve as counselors for the week.
Hands-on activities include clothing construction techniques, trend forecasting, styling, illustrating, knitting, dyeing and leadership. Campers will display final projects in a Summer Showcase for family and friends to view.
Charles Freeman, assistant professor in the School of Human Sciences, said the camp would also help campers find possible career options in the fashion industry.
“We want students to experience the various parts as well as the fashion industry as a whole,” Freeman said. “For students who have a love of fashion, we want to showcase the multitude of career options available and show them they can have a successful career doing something they love.”
Tuition for the camp is $525 and covers housing on campus, meals and all project supplies.
FashionPrep14: Exploration is limited to 30 participants. Applications must be received by April 15.
For more information, visit http://humansci.msstate.edu/workshops/fashion/.