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Business of Design
Fashion Design & Business
Retail Buying
Learn to work with a retail buyer or become one yourself. This course is essential for managers, retail business owners, and manufacturers’ account representatives. Topics covered include profitability scrutiny, open to buys, initial and cumulative markup, shortages, sell-through, and sales to stock analysis. Students learn how to buy or communicate with buyers and complete practical and realistic assignments. Prereq...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 5141 - PCFD 1871 X2
  • TBA, Faculty
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Design Sketching 1
In the fashion world, new clothing designs are presented in the form of hand-drawn sketches before being chosen to go into production. Designers start with a croquis, a quick sketch of the traditional fashion figure that serves as the basis for the design of clothing and accessories, then add color and details to the garments. This is a basic course in making a designer’s sketch, in which students work from live mode...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5115 - PCFD 1001 A
  • Levin, Lynne
Jan 23 - Apr 17
On Campus
Wednesday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Design Sketching 1
In the fashion world, new clothing designs are presented in the form of hand-drawn sketches before being chosen to go into production. Designers start with a croquis, a quick sketch of the traditional fashion figure that serves as the basis for the design of clothing and accessories, then add color and details to the garments. This is a basic course in making a designer’s sketch, in which students work from live mode...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5116 - PCFD 1001 B
  • Levin, Lynne
Jan 26 - Apr 20
On Campus
Saturday
10:00 - 12:30 PM
Spring 2019
Sewing
Learn to sew simple garments using industrial equipment. Acquire the basic skills of cutting, construction, and finishing using a commercial pattern. Learn about fabric selection and practice hand sewing techniques. You will need a home sewing machine to complete homework assignments. Prerequisites: none.
Jan 27 - Apr 07
On Campus
Sunday
10:00 - 12:50 PM
Spring 2019
Patternmaking
Learn the fundamentals of design room patternmaking using basic body slopers. Become familiar with all areas of basic styling, including body slopers, skirts, bodices, collars, sleeves, and dresses. Develop paper patterns and make a fabric sample that demonstrates proper fit. Prerequisites: none.
Jan 26 - Apr 06
On Campus
Saturday
10:00 - 12:50 PM
Spring 2019
Fabric Selection and Design Style
Explore fabric research and color theory before drawing your own design. Develop color swatch boards like those used by designers to present their season collections. Discuss inspiration and personal style while selecting fabric swatches. As a final step, create an original finished design, sure to be a colorful addition to your portfolio. Three sessions of this course meet during daytime hours at fiber shows and mil...
Jan 22 - Feb 26
On Campus
Tuesday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
The Medium of Fashion: Textiles, Structure, and Surface
In this course, you learn about the practical application of the materials, elements, and techniques used in the fabrication of modern apparel within the fashion industry. Aimed at students of fashion design or design professionals interested in understanding the “how” as well as the “why” of textiles, this course covers the components involved in the design and manufacture of apparel and accessories. Topics covered ...
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
Construction Techniques 1
Learn basic draping, flat patternmaking, and sewing techniques, along with principles of design. Topics covered include three-dimensional muslin interpretation of skirts and bodices, developing slopers, and constructing a garment. Bring to the first class a #2 pencil, pins, paper scissors, and one yard of lightweight muslin. Prerequisites: none.
Jan 25 - Apr 19
On Campus
Friday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Construction Techniques 1
Learn basic draping, flat patternmaking, and sewing techniques, along with principles of design. Topics covered include three-dimensional muslin interpretation of skirts and bodices, developing slopers, and constructing a garment. Bring to the first class a #2 pencil, pins, paper scissors, and one yard of lightweight muslin. Prerequisites: none.
Jan 26 - Apr 20
On Campus
Saturday
1:00 - 3:30 PM
Spring 2019
Construction Techniques 2
Building on the basic draping, patternmaking, and sewing skills learned in Construction Techniques I, explore intricate draping exercises to design more tailored apparel and study advanced patternmaking applications. Make muslin tests of garments and use fabric to create a finished garment. Prerequisite: Construction Techniques I or the equivalent.
Jan 25 - Apr 19
On Campus
Friday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Construction Techniques 2
Building on the basic draping, patternmaking, and sewing skills learned in Construction Techniques I, explore intricate draping exercises to design more tailored apparel and study advanced patternmaking applications. Make muslin tests of garments and use fabric to create a finished garment. Prerequisite: Construction Techniques I or the equivalent.
Jan 26 - Apr 20
On Campus
Saturday
10:00 - 12:30 PM
Spring 2019
Worth to Westwood:Fashion Hist
In this course, we explore fashion beginning with the father of haute couture and concluding with the designer who brought punk and new wave fashion into the mainstream. We discuss fashion in its historical context, examining economic and technological influences, as well as those from the world of arts and artists. Broad thematic considerations include the nature of fashion (what it is and what it does) and its rela...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5125 - PCFD 1802 A
  • Maxmen, Mary
Jan 28 - Apr 29
On Campus
Monday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
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