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Business of Design
Fashion Design & Business
Introduction to Design, Social Impact, and Entrepreneurship
This course introduces students to a human-centered design process and to how these methodologies can be applied to develop socially impactful enterprises. It also introduces a social justice lens, integrating issues of power and privilege into the design process. Students will have an opportunity to practice the methods of discovery and ideation to more deeply understand the unmet need they are hoping to address thr...
May 28 - Jul 07
Online
Summer 2019
The Skilled Professional: Designing Your Future
Your professional future looks to be one not dominated by a set of predetermined career paths and antiquated dogma, but by a series of unique paths, jobs and roles made up by courageous individuals, like yourself, who will carve their own way, and not only earn a living, but ‘(l)earn’ their living. This course will assess your expertise and interests, and through designing future scenarios, will re-frame your person...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 1991 - PCSP 0855 X1
  • Cardimona, Edward
Jun 03 - Aug 04
Online
Summer 2019
Fashion Entrepreneurship
Students aspiring to become entrepreneurs in the fashion industry examine the skills needed to conceive, finance, open, and operate a successful fashion business. Through collaborative research and hands-on practice, students learn the elements of opening a business and navigating the complexities of working with a team. They learn to create business models and structure legal business organizations and explore the d...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 1390 - PCFD 0804 X1
  • TBA, Faculty
Jun 03 - Aug 04
Online
Summer 2019
Consumer Behavior
Today’s competitive marketing climate has led many companies to explore theories of consumer behavior. This course focuses on the profile of the consumer—psychographics and demographics—and consumer interests, with an emphasis on generational marketing. Segmented and niche markets and their development are also discussed. Prerequisites: none.
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 1391 - PCFD 0805 X1
  • TBA, Faculty
Jun 03 - Aug 04
Online
Summer 2019
Online Retailing
This course introduces students to the online retailing environment and examines a variety of retail models, from the multichannel strategies of large retailers to small niche concepts. Students learn the retail terminology of the online fashion marketplace and compare Web and traditional brick-and-mortar or catalog retail formats. Special attention is paid to online consumers’ unique shopping habits, preferences, an...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 1766 - PCFD 0808 X1
  • Williams, Joshua
Jun 03 - Aug 04
Online
Summer 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 5235 - PCFD 0101 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 5236 - PCFD 0101 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.
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5237 - PCFD 0201 A
  • Lukyanovich, Svetlana
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.
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5238 - PCFD 0202 A
  • Volpintesta, Laura
Jan 26 - Apr 06
On Campus
Saturday
10:00 - 12:50 PM
Spring 2019
Fabric Selection/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...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5239 - PCFD 0450 A
  • Cesarani, Salvatore
Jan 22 - Feb 26
On Campus
Tuesday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Medium of Fashion: Textiles
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 ...
  • Format: On Campus
  • Course Number: CRN 5240 - PCFD 0451 A
  • Metheny, Cecilia
Jan 25 - Apr 19
On Campus
Friday
7:00 - 9:30 PM
Spring 2019
Medium of Fashion: Textiles
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 ...
  • Programs: Online Learning
  • Format: Online
  • Course Number: CRN 5241 - PCFD 0451 X1
  • Ruck, Owyn
Mar 04 - May 12
Online
Spring 2019
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