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High school classes that are fashion related can help acquaint
you with the industry. Some schools, such as the High School of
Fashion Industries in New York City, offer fashion-related courses
such as fashion design, illustration, fashion merchandising, and
art and art history, along with the more traditional academic
classes. Even if your high school does not offer specialized
fashion courses, you can still prepare for this work by taking
classes such as family and consumer science. Take art classes to
learn about color and composition. English and speech classes will
help you develop the communication skills essential for this line
of work. You may be surprised to find out that a knowledge of math
is useful in this field, so do not neglect mathematics courses. You
may also want to take business or accounting classes since many
fashion coordinators are responsible for accounting and budgeting
for fashion shows.
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