Sponsored: FIT, Where Creativity Gets Down to Business


Are you interested in furthering your education, outside of the traditional university setting? Want to incorporate some business savvy with your creative skills? The Fashion Institute of Technology School of Continuing and Professional Studies just may be the place for you.

With more than 3,000 affordable courses for creative thinkers seeking professional development, there are a million reasons to start advancing your career at FIT. As an internationally recognized center of innovation, FIT fosters intellectual exploration and real-world career opportunities every day and evening.

The Fashion Institute of Technology understands the demands of their busy students and offers a study plan to fit every goal, schedule, and budget:
• Evenings, weekend, and online classes
• Credit and noncredit certificate programs, including Retail Management, Digital Still Photography, Sustainable Design Entrepreneurs, and Wardrobe Technician and Costume Design
• Credit and noncredit areas of study include foreign languages, liberal arts, fashion business, image consulting, and computer technology

Intrigued? Take a look at the sampling of their new fall 2014 classes below and click here for more info.

Adobe Premiere
Adobe Premiere is swiftly becoming the standard editing software in the film industry. In this hands-on class you will learn to perform basic editing functions while familiarizing yourself with the user interface. Topics include: basic setup; adjusting and customizing preferences and settings; capturing video and audio; various editing and trimming techniques; ripple, roll, and slip and slide tools; audio editing and audio creation; and finishing and final output.

Managing A (Very) Small Business
This course explores the critical management challenges of businesses with one to ten employees. Learn to define your business, its market, clients, and principal competition. Learn to set goals that are realistic and measureable. Learn how to hire and retain the best—there is no margin for error in an organization that small. And especially learn your role as a leader, clarifying business goals and values, motivating and managing the team, and setting standards of business ethics.

Settle the Mind, Strengthen the Brand: Yoga For Entrepreneurs
As some of the hardest working individuals on the planet, entrepreneurs often deplete themselves for the sake of their business. Beyond physical and nutritional neglect, they often avoid mental rejuvenation as well; with so many things on the “to-do list,” they never really turn off. Over time, this leads to early burnout, brand stagnation and blurred entrepreneurial vision. Yoga has unlimited benefits to offer this rigorous individual, including tension release, clarity, creativity, improved productivity, and sharper focus and balance. This seminar includes an open-level vinyasa yoga class (suitable for intermediates and beginners), light journaling, an “Express Yoga Tip Sheet” (to do at home or the office), and proven insight on how and why yoga will improve one’s brand and business.

Get the creative education you need for the real world at FIT.


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