Industries & Professions /
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.