PORTFOLIO REQUIREMENTS

All students applying to the High School of Fashion Industries must take the entrance examination and prepare a portfolio to be presented during the admissions exam.

 

BASIC GUIDELINES 

 

  1. Complete an Art, Business Marketing and Visual Merchandising or Fashion Design portfolio depending on which program you would like to major in at the High School of Fashion Industries. You may create more than one portfolio.

  2. All work should be neat, clean and unwrinkled.

  3. Drawings should be done on unlined paper and mounted on construction paper (preferably black so your illustrations stand out).

  4. Upload and store all work into a digital folder ready to attach to online audition.

  5. Put forth your best effort. Remember that a neat, well-organized and complete portfolio will without a doubt be recognized

Fashion Design

These are GENERAL requirements - we do not offer SPECIFICS because we want to see the RANGE of CREATIVITY of the applicant. All WORK submitted must be ORIGINAL and submitted either in person or online ATTACHED to their online audition.

 

BASIC GUIDELINES 

Submit 5 ORIGINAL fashion illustrations/designs

Fashion illustrations can be submitted either

 

ONLINE 

or

IN PERSON when auditioning

***In person audition protocol changed due to pandemic

Art & Design, Photography, & New Media 

These are GENERAL requirements - we do not offer SPECIFICS because we want to see the RANGE of CREATIVITY of the applicant. All WORK submitted must be ORIGINAL and submitted either in person or online ATTACHED to their online audition.

 

BASIC GUIDELINES 

Submit 5 pieces of ORIGINAL art work

Business Marketing Management, & Visual  Merchandising

These are GENERAL requirements - we do not offer SPECIFICS because we want to see the RANGE of CREATIVITY of the applicant. All WORK submitted must be ORIGINAL and submitted either in person or online ATTACHED to their online audition.

 

BASIC GUIDELINES 

Submit a 200-word essay describing a student’s favorite store to shop AND a visual advertisement for this store - FAILURE TO SUBMIT BOTH WILL BE SCORED AS INCOMPLETE

more Tips

  1. Use different medium such as colored pencils, watercolor or tempera paints, charcoal and oil pastels.

  2. VARIETY is an important characteristic of a well developed portfolio.

  3. RESEARCH different famous artists and their works to gather ideas to create your own original pieces. The NYC public library has a vast collection of art history.

The High School of Fashion Industries • 225 W 24th St, New York, NY 10011 • Phone: (212) 255-1235 Fax: (212) 255-4756 • Daryl Blank, Principal